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CLOSED: Job Finding Club: Search & Apply – Young Adults Project

Objective: To ask questions and share your job search with others, learn and apply advanced job searching tips, practice applying for jobs & submit job applications of interest. Suitable for: Participants who are ready to apply for jobs and who want to stay motivated during their job search. Prerequisites: Confirmation of Young Adults Project (YAP) […]

FULL: Caregiver Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI)

This workshop is intended for family members and caregivers who would like to enhance their skills in managing crisis situations, and learn about de-escalation techniques. Participants will be provided with an overview of the verbal and non-verbal communication concepts and strategies taught in the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® (NVCI) training program that can help in the […]

EmploymentWorks – Brampton – In-Person and Virtual Hybrid Model

Brampton Brampton

EmploymentWorks offers training for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who want to practice and develop the essential skills necessary to get and keep a job. This program involves structured learning sessions, as well as in-person and virtual experiential learning, through various online platforms (e.g., LinkedIn Learning, EASy Simulation, virtual opportunities in the community, and […]

Interview Skills Level 2: Anxiety, Accommodations, and Disclosure – Young Adults Project

Objective: Learn how to combat interview anxiety, ask for accommodations and understand disclosing your diagnosis before an interview. Suitable for: Participants who want to learn how to request accommodations before an interview. Participants who feel anxious about interviewing. Participants who want to learn about disclosing their disability. Prerequisites: Confirmation of Young Adults Project (YAP) registration […]

CLOSED: Transitional Aged Youth Roundtables

Kerry’s Place is excited to offer Transitional Aged Youth Roundtables. The program is created for youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ages 14-18, who are experiencing a transition. The group encourages participants to engage in roundtable discussions on transitional related skills. Teens will get the opportunity to interact with each other, enjoy activities and discuss […]

FULL: Exploring The Pathways Beyond The Teen Years- Foundational Family Service

Which way do I go? Where do I start my journey? How can I help my teen get ready for adulthood? This Foundational Family Service is geared towards parents and caregivers of teenagers aged 13-17, registered with the Ontario Autism Program (OAP), interested in becoming familiar with transition planning to adulthood. Discussion topics include: building […]

FULL: Making Sense of Financial Options in Ontario – Foundational Family Services

Note: Workshop previously called "Funding Options" This workshop is intended for parents and caregivers of children and youth between the ages of 0-17, who are interested in learning about financial supports available for their child and/or youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), in the province of Ontario. Topics include government funding, tax credits and benefits, […]

Don’t Tell Me to Calm Down: Strategies for Stress and Anxiety

This workshop is intended for parents/caregivers and professionals supporting persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This workshop will assist participants in differentiating between stress and anxiety, identifying possible strategies to support emotional regulation. Environmental conditions which may lead to increased levels of stress and anxiety will be introduced. As a result of participating in this […]

FULL: Sibling Story Time – Foundational Family Service

Sibling Story time is a group that provides the opportunity for young children with a sibling with ASD to learn about and embrace difference. The group consists of a storybook reading, a related activity, and a follow-up parent debrief to discuss the story, its themes, and how to respond to questions that may arise later […]

Caregiver Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) – Foundational Family Services

This workshop is intended for family members and caregivers who would like to enhance their skills in managing crisis situations, and learn about de-escalation techniques. Participants will be provided with an overview of the verbal and non-verbal communication concepts and strategies taught in the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® (NVCI) training program that can help in the […]

FULL: All About You – A Support Group for Siblings – Foundational Family Service

The All About You is an online support group for children, aged 8-12, with a sibling who has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This group will offer interactive activities to create a fun space focused on them and their interests. This group strives to provide siblings with a safe space to express their […]

Peer-led Support Group – Young Adults Project

Objective: Meet fellow Young Adults Project (YAP) participants, share experiences and learn from peers. This group is led by people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to highlight the voice of people with ASD. Suitable for: Participants looking to share their experiences and meet peers with ASD that are receiving employment support from Kerry’s Place. Prerequisites: […]

FULL: Fundamentals of Autism Spectrum Disorder

This workshop is for family members, caregivers and any community member who is interested in learning more about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Common characteristics of ASD, possible strengths, needs, learning styles and profiles of persons with ASD will be introduced as well as effective strategies. Fundamentals of Autism Spectrum Disorder will be delivered live via […]

Workplace Social Skills: Part 1 of 2 – Young Adults Project

Objective: Develop social skills for the workplace and gain tips to interact with customers, colleagues, and employers. Suitable for: Participants looking to enter the workforce, as well as those already employed looking to enhance their social skills. Prerequisites: Confirmation of Young Adults Project (YAP) registration and completion of a Kerry’s Place Autism Services intake meeting […]

FULL: Flush It Out: Strategies to Teach Toileting Routines – Foundational Family Service

From tips and tricks to troubleshooting challenges, this workshop uses principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) to support parents/caregivers, registered with the Ontario Autism Program, in establishing a toileting routine that fits their child and youth’s unique needs. This workshop aims to guide parents/caregivers to further develop their skills and knowledge in teaching toileting routines. […]

Sibling Workshop

Sibling Workshops are offered once a month to children living in Peel region between the ages of 6 and 13 years old, who have a sibling with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or an intellectual disability. Sibling Workshops focus on shared sibling experiences, learning about Autism Spectrum Disorder, and meeting new people. This group […]

Caregiver e-Connect – York / Simcoe – Foundational Family Service

ASK, SHARE and ENCOURAGE! Grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and log on from the comfort of your own home. Connect virtually with caregivers to engage in self-guided conversations. Discuss successes and challenges of your supported individual and seek advice from those who may have similar experiences who live in the York region. Caregiver […]

Workplace Social Skills: Part 2 of 2 – Young Adults Project

Objective: Develop social skills in the workplace and gain tips to interact with customers, colleagues, and employers. Suitable for: Participants looking to enter the workforce, as well as those already employed looking to enhance their social skills. Prerequisites: Confirmation of Young Adults Project (YAP) registration and completion of a Kerry’s Place Autism Services intake meeting […]

Ontario Autism Program: Foundational Family Services

Foundational Family Services are available to all families registered in the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) as part of the new needs-based program. This live webinar is for family members who live in York Region or Simcoe County and want to learn more about Foundational Family Services, including eligibility and how to find services. The webinar […]

Break the Ice! – Young Adults Project

Objective: Meet fellow Young Adults Project (YAP) participants, while working through common workplace ice breakers, get-to-know-you’s, and activities. Suitable for: Participants looking to enhance their conversation skills and to feel confident at your next workplace, school, or program team building activity. Prerequisites: Participants are encouraged to participate in group discussions. Confirmation of Young Adults Project […]

Caregiver Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) – Foundational Family Services

This workshop is intended for family members and caregivers who would like to enhance their skills in managing crisis situations, and learn about de-escalation techniques. Participants will be provided with an overview of the verbal and non-verbal communication concepts and strategies taught in the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® (NVCI) training program that can help in the […]

FULL: Autism Spectrum Disorder: Beyond the Diagnosis- Foundational Family Service

This Foundational Family Service workshop takes a strength-based approach to helping persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) understand their diagnosis. Explaining and answering questions related to a diagnosis may be a lifelong discussion and difficult to navigate. Autism Spectrum Disorder: Beyond the Diagnosis will provide parents and caregivers with strategies and tools to support these […]

Transitional Aged Youth Roundtables

Kerry’s Place is excited to offer Transitional Aged Youth Roundtables. The program is created for youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ages 14-18, who are experiencing a transition. The group encourages participants to engage in roundtable discussions on transitional related skills. Teens will get the opportunity to interact with each other, enjoy activities and discuss […]

Science Camp Connection – Brampton – Ages 6-8

Brampton Brampton

Camp Connection provides full-day opportunities for children and youth. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in group activities, and connect with other participants their age. Activities may include: get to know you games, arts and crafts, science experiments, baking activities, movement breaks, group/collaborative games, virtual field trips, guest facilitators, and much more. Participants will […]

Science Camp Connection – Guelph – Ages 12-14

Guelph Guelph

Camp Connection provides full-day opportunities for children and youth. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in group activities, and connect with other participants their age. Activities may include: get to know you games, arts and crafts, science experiments, baking activities, movement breaks, group/collaborative games, virtual field trips, guest facilitators, and much more. Participants will […]

Science Camp Connection – Mississauga – Ages 15-17

Mississauga Mississauga

Camp Connection provides full-day opportunities for children and youth. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in group activities, and connect with other participants their age. Activities may include: get to know you games, arts and crafts, science experiments, baking activities, movement breaks, group/collaborative games, virtual field trips, guest facilitators, and much more. Participants will […]

Science Camp Connection – Toronto – Ages 9-11

Toronto Toronto

Camp Connection provides full-day opportunities for children and youth. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in group activities, and connect with other pariticpants their age. Activities may include: get to know you games, arts and crafts, science experiments, baking activities, movement breaks, group/collaborative games, virtual field trips, guest facilitators, and much more. Participants will […]

FULL: Science Camp Connection – Virtual – Ages 6-17

Camp Connection provides full-day opportunities for children and youth. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in group activities, and connect with other participants their age. Activities may include: get to know you games, arts and crafts, science experiments, baking activities, movement breaks, group/collaborative games, virtual field trips, guest facilitators, and much more. Participants will […]

Sibling Story Time – Foundational Family Service

Sibling Story time is a group that provides the opportunity for young children with a sibling with ASD to learn about and embrace difference. The group consists of a storybook reading, a related activity, and a follow-up parent debrief to discuss the story, its themes, and how to respond to questions that may arise later […]

Virtual Connection Ages 5-8

Virtual Connection is a group aimed at providing children and youth with an opportunity to engage in group activities, and connect with others their age. Activities may include: get to know you games, arts and crafts, science experiments, baking activities, movement breaks, group/collaborative games, virtual field trips, and much more. Participants will have opportunities to […]

Virtual Connection Ages 9-11

Virtual Connection is a group aimed at providing children and youth with an opportunity to engage in group activities, and connect with others their age. Activities may include: get to know you games, arts and crafts, science experiments, baking activities, movement breaks, group/collaborative games, virtual field trips, and much more. Participants will have opportunities to […]

Making Connections – Ages 12-14

Mississauga Mississauga

Our social skills curricula help to establish and develop participants’ skills in interacting and connecting with peers. Using evidence-based strategies, this group aims to provide the opportunity for participants to further develop social skills based on their individual needs and interests. Topics explored: expanding on greeting peers, conversation skills with peers through play and structured […]

Children’s Friendship Training (CFT) – Ages 7-9

Children’s Friendship Training is a social skills intervention in which participants will learn and practice foundational social skills through various engaging and fun activities. Structured parent education sessions are included to review strategies and lessons to ensure success in developing and maintaining friendships. Participant Age:  7-9 Ratio: 3 participants to 1 staff Cost: $741 Location: Virtual. […]

PEERS® For Adolescents – Ages 13-14

The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is a social skills training intervention program for socially motivated youth interested in learning skills to help them develop and maintain friendships. During sessions, participants discuss and practice strategies related to different situations. Structured parent education sessions are provided to review strategies and lessons, […]

Unstuck and On Target – Ages 8-11

Our emotional regulation curricula help to establish and develop participants’ abilities in the identification and use of skills in regulating emotions.  Unstuck & On Target is an evidence-based social intervention program to improve skills related to on-task, flexible behaviours, planning, and organization. The curriculum teaches the concepts through engaging activities and conversation. Topics may include: […]

Mood Walks – Ages 14-17

Brampton Brampton

Get active, explore nature and reconnect! Mood Walks promotes both physical and mental wellness by reducing barriers and creating new opportunities for people living on the spectrum and their families to connect with nature and their peers. Hiking combines physical activity with exposure to the natural environment, with proven benefits in promoting mental wellness, and […]

Caregiver Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI)

This workshop is intended for family members and caregivers who would like to enhance their skills in managing crisis situations, and learn about de-escalation techniques. Participants will be provided with an overview of the verbal and non-verbal communication concepts and strategies taught in the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® (NVCI) training program that can help in the […]

EmploymentWorks Summer– Aurora – In-Person and Virtual Hybrid Model

Aurora Aurora

EmploymentWorks offers training for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who want to practice and develop the essential skills necessary to get and keep a job. This program involves structured learning sessions, as well as in-person and virtual experiential learning, through various online platforms (e.g., LinkedIn Learning, EASy Simulation, opportunities in the community, and open […]

The Game Group – Ages 12-14

Oshawa Oshawa

The Game Group provides participants with a space to interact through playing games while enabling meaningful socialization opportunities. During each session, youth will be encouraged to practice good sportsmanship, while fostering their understanding of playing games with rules. Activities may include: card games, board games, and trivia. Participant Age: 12-14 Ratio: 4 participants and 2 […]

Virtual Connection Ages 12-14

Virtual Connection is a group aimed at providing children and youth with an opportunity to engage in group activities, and connect with others their age. Activities may include: get to know you games, arts and crafts, science experiments, baking activities, movement breaks, group/collaborative games, virtual field trips, and much more. Participants will have opportunities to […]

Virtual Connection Ages 15-17

Virtual Connection is a group aimed at providing children and youth with an opportunity to engage in group activities, and connect with others their age. Activities may include: get to know you games, arts and crafts, science experiments, baking activities, movement breaks, group/collaborative games, virtual field trips, and much more. Participants will have opportunities to […]

Making Connections – Ages 15-17

Guelph Guelph

Our social skills curricula help to establish and develop participants’ skills in interacting and connecting with peers. Using evidence-based strategies, this group aims to provide the opportunity for participants to further develop social skills based on their individual needs and interests. Topics explored: expanding on greeting peers, conversation skills with peers through play and structured […]

PEERS® For Adolescents – Ages15-17

The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is a social skills training intervention program for socially motivated youth interested in learning skills to help them develop and maintain friendships. During sessions, participants discuss and practice strategies related to different situations. Structured parent education sessions are provided to review strategies and lessons, […]

Children’s Friendship Training (CFT) – Ages 10-12

Children’s Friendship Training is a social skills intervention in which participants will learn and practice foundational social skills through various engaging and fun activities. Structured parent education sessions are included to review strategies and lessons to ensure success in developing and maintaining friendships. Participant Age:  10-12 Ratio: 3 participants to 1 staff Cost: $741 Location: Virtual. […]

Sports & Team Skills Ages 5-9

Brampton Brampton

The focus of this group is to provide participants with opportunities to engage in sports and recreation activities while promoting inclusion, cooperation, and participation. The activities focus on building skills such as respect, tolerating losing, leadership, and how sports skills can be transferred into everyday life. Each session is designed to foster the learning of […]

Animals Camp Connection – Toronto – Ages 15-17

Toronto Toronto

Camp Connection provides full-day opportunities for children and youth. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in group activities, and connect with other participants their age. Activities may include: get to know you games, arts and crafts, science experiments, baking activities, movement breaks, group/collaborative games, virtual field trips, guest facilitators, and much more. Participants will […]

FULL: Animals Camp Connection – Mississauga – Ages 12-14

Mississauga Mississauga

Camp Connection provides full-day opportunities for children and youth. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in group activities, and connect with other participants their age. Activities may include: get to know you games, arts and crafts, science experiments, baking activities, movement breaks, group/collaborative games, virtual field trips, guest facilitators, and much more. Participants will […]

Animals Camp Connection – Guelph – Ages 6-8

Guelph Guelph

Camp Connection provides full-day opportunities for children and youth. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in group activities, and connect with other participants their age. Activities may include: get to know you games, arts and crafts, science experiments, baking activities, movement breaks, group/collaborative games, virtual field trips, guest facilitators, and much more. Participants will […]

Animals Camp Connection – Brampton – Ages 9-11

Brampton Brampton

Camp Connection provides full-day opportunities for children and youth. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in group activities, and connect with other participants their age. Activities may include: get to know you games, arts and crafts, science experiments, baking activities, movement breaks, group/collaborative games, virtual field trips, guest facilitators, and much more. Participants will […]

FULL: Animals Camp Connection – Virtual – Ages 6-17

Camp Connection provides full-day opportunities for children and youth. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in group activities, and connect with other participants their age. Activities may include: get to know you games, arts and crafts, science experiments, baking activities, movement breaks, group/collaborative games, virtual field trips, guest facilitators, and much more. Participants will […]

The Rec Room

The Rec Room is a leisure-based online social group. This group aims to increase opportunities for social interactions, fostering friendships, and having fun for adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). If you are looking to make new connections and develop your social skills, this group is a great fit for you! Participant Age: 12-17 yrs […]

The Virtual Jam Session

The Virtual Jam Session is a leisure-based online music group. This group is for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and is open to all ages. The group is led by singer and guitarist, Pat James, who performs a variety of songs while participants join in by listening, or singing along, dancing, or playing their […]

Making Sense of Financial Options in Ontario – Foundational Family Services

Note: Workshop previously called "Funding Options" This workshop is intended for parents and caregivers of children and youth between the ages of 0-17, who are interested in learning about financial supports available for their child and/or youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), in the province of Ontario. Topics include government funding, tax credits and benefits, […]

Caregiver e-Connect – Foundational Family Service – Hastings/ Prince Edward Counties

Hastings/ Prince Edward Counties ASK, SHARE and ENCOURAGE! Grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and log on from the comfort of your own home. Connect virtually with caregivers to engage in self-guided conversations. Discuss successes and challenges of your supported individual and seek advice from those who may have similar experiences living in Hastings […]

Exploring The Pathways Beyond The Teen Years- Foundational Family Service

Which way do I go? Where do I start my journey? How can I help my teen get ready for adulthood? This Foundational Family Service is geared towards parents and caregivers of teenagers aged 13-17, registered with the Ontario Autism Program (OAP), interested in becoming familiar with transition planning to adulthood. Discussion topics include: building […]

Planet Earth Camp Connection – Guelph – Ages 15-17

Guelph Guelph

Camp Connection provides full-day opportunities for children and youth. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in group activities, and connect with other participants their age. Activities may include: get to know you games, arts and crafts, science experiments, baking activities, movement breaks, group/collaborative games, virtual field trips, guest facilitators, and much more. Participants will […]