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WAITLIST: Making Sense of Financial Options for Parents and Caregivers of Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder – Foundational Family Services

This 2-hour workshop provides parents and caregivers with an understanding of financial supports available for their child or youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), in the province of Ontario. Topics include government funding, tax credits and benefits, and related financial resources. As a result of participating in this workshop, participants will be able to: list […]

CLOSED: Transitional Aged Youth Roundtables

Kerry’s Place is excited to offer Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) Roundtables 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 ways to cope with […]

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 […]

WAITLIST: Master Minds: Strategies for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder aged 11-13 to Help with School and Homework – Foundational Family Service

Master Minds: Strategies for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder aged 11-13 to Help with School and Homework This 4-session group will help participants become more independent by providing strategies related to time management, organization, motivation, and problem solving skills.  Participants will leave the group with helpful ideas to use when studying or completing homework.  This […]

EmploymentWorks Brampton – Winter 2023

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 […]

EmploymentWorks Oshawa – Winter 2023

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 […]

WAITLIST: Flush it Out: Strategies to Teach Toileting Routines to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This 2 ½-hour workshop provides strategies and tools you can use to establish a toileting routine for your child’s using the principals of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).  This workshop provides information to tailor toileting plans to your child’s unique needs, will help you gain confidence in implementing toileting strategies, and provide tips and tricks as […]

EmploymentWorks Toronto – Winter 2023

Toronto Toronto

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 […]

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 […]

WAITLIST: All About You: A Support Group for Children Aged 8-12 Who Have Siblings with a Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

This 3-session group provides information about Autism Spectrum Disorder, a safe space for group members to explore and share their feelings, and a forum for group members to meet and connect with others who share common experiences.  The group includes a parent debrief at the end of the third session to review the information provided, […]

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) […]

Beyond Friendship: Supporting Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Understanding the Social World

This 2 ½-hour workshop provides parents, caregivers and professionals working with persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder strategies and tools to help persons with ASD understand the expected social skills to form meaningful relationships.  More than simply making friends, the social world is full of “unwritten rules” and non-verbal communication that can be confusing for persons […]

Peel 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 […]

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 […]

WAITLIST: Caregiver E-Connect – Family Support Group for Adult Caregivers of Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder – Organization 101

This group offers parents and caregivers the opportunity to connect with others, using topic-focused conversation to provide a space to ask questions and gain insight from others with lived experience. Participants may share their successes, and discuss challenges experienced with other parents and caregivers. This offering will focus on strategies for organization. Date: Wednesday, February […]

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 […]

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 […]

Interview Skills Level 2: STAR Method – Young Adults Project

Objective: Learn how to use the STAR method. Suitable for: Participants who are looking for strategies on how to answer interview questions. Prerequisites: Confirmation of Young Adults Project (YAP) registration and completion of a Kerry’s Place Autism Services intake meeting and relevant consent forms. Young Adults Project (YAP) is an initiative at Kerry’s Place Autism […]

WAITLIST: Fundamentals of Autism Spectrum Disorder

This workshop is geared towards parents and caregivers, and community members, 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 a result of participating in this workshop, participants will be able to: describe characteristics of ASD […]

Transitional Aged Youth Roundtables

Kerry’s Place is excited to offer Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) Roundtables 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 ways to cope […]

WAITLIST: Master Minds: Strategies for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder aged 14-17 to Help with School and Homework – Foundational Family Service

Master Minds: Strategies for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder aged 14-17 to Help with School and Homework This 4-session group will help participants become more independent by providing strategies related to time management, organization, motivation, and problem solving skills.  Participants will leave the group with helpful ideas to use when studying or completing homework.  This […]

Making Sense of Financial Options for Parents and Caregivers of Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder – Foundational Family Services

This 2-hour workshop provides parents and caregivers with an understanding of financial supports available for their child or youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), in the province of Ontario. Topics include government funding, tax credits and benefits, and related financial resources. As a result of participating in this workshop, participants will be able to: list […]

Exploring the Pathways Beyond the Teen Years – Foundational Family Service

This 2 ½-hour workshop is intended for parents and caregivers who are interested in learning about transition planning to adulthood.  Discussion topics include: building independent-living skills, planning for future pathways, and navigating adult services in Ontario. As a result of participating in this workshop, participants will be able to: describe major transitions that take place […]

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 […]

ARTfully Abstract Ages 10-13

Mississauga Mississauga

ARTfully Abstract provides participants with a space to engage in open-ended play, while encouraging self-expression and artistic creation. This group incorporates activities that will create a community of creative learners, and will build confidence, connection, and communication through music, theatre, dance, and arts and crafts. Participant Age: 10-13 Ratio: 3 participants and 1 staff Cost: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fostering Independent Teens (F.I.T) Ages 10-13

Bolton 14111 Highway 50, Bolton, ON

The focus of this group is to foster the social skills characteristics of recreational activities. Each week participants will take part in activities aimed at promoting inclusion, cooperation and participation. Opportunities for participants to engage in virtual recreation activities will be incorporated into each session. This group is a partnership between Kerry’s Place Autism Services […]

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 […]

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, proven benefits in promoting mental wellness, and recovery […]

FULL: March Break Camp – Brampton Ages 14-17

Brampton Brampton

Camp provides full-day opportunities for children and youth. Participants will have the 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, field trips, guest facilitators, and much more. Participants will have opportunities to […]

FULL: March Break Camp – Brampton Ages 6-9

Brampton Brampton

Camp provides full-day opportunities for children and youth. Participants will have the 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, field trips, guest facilitators, and much more. Participants will have opportunities to […]

FULL: March Break Camp – Guelph Ages 14-17

Guelph Guelph

Camp provides full-day opportunities for children and youth. Participants will have the 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, field trips, guest facilitators, and much more. Participants will have opportunities to […]

FULL: March Break Camp – Mississauga Ages 10-13

Mississauga Mississauga

Camp provides full-day opportunities for children and youth. Participants will have the 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, field trips, guest facilitators, and much more. Participants will have opportunities to […]

FULL: March Break Camp – Toronto Ages 5-8

Toronto Toronto

Camp provides full-day opportunities for children and youth. Participants will have the 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, field trips, guest facilitators, and much more. Participants will have opportunities to […]

Peel 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 […]

Fundamentals of Autism Spectrum Disorder – Foundational Family Services

This workshop is geared towards parents and caregivers, 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 a result of participating in this workshop, participants will be able to: describe characteristics of ASD list three strengths […]

Ready 2 Work Ages 14-17

Our vocational skills curricula help establish and develop participants’ skills related to exploring and attaining volunteer and employment opportunities. Using evidence-based strategies and curricula, the aim of this group is to prepare participants for seeking, applying for and maintaining employment. Topics explored: daily living skills necessary for employment success (establishing reasonable sleep schedule, maintaining a […]

Keep Calm & Breathe On Ages 14-17

Toronto Toronto

Our emotional regulation curricula help to establish and develop participants’ abilities in the identification and use of skills in regulating emotions.  Using evidence-based strategies and curricula; this program is designed to support participants in identifying emotions in themselves and others. Participants will learn strategies to self-regulate reactions and responses, as well as preventative strategies to […]

Making Connections Ages 11-13

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 […]

Making Connections Ages 4-6

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 […]

Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate Course

Kerry’s Place Autism Services’ comprehensive Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Certification Course is now available virtually to our families, and to our communities at large at this time. This course is being presented over 12 evenings covering eight distinct topics. Each session constitutes group and individual activities, exploring scenarios and case studies consistent with various profiles […]

Keeping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Safe in a Digital World

This 2 ½-hour workshop provides parents and caregivers with information and strategies to help safely navigate a child’s online presence and enhance cyber safety for your family.  Online gaming and social media has become the new norm for children and youth and understanding technology and the digital world has never been more important. This workshop […]

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 […]

Transitional Aged Youth Roundtables

Kerry’s Place is excited to offer Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) Roundtables 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 transitiona-related skills. Teens will get the opportunity to interact with each other, enjoy activities and discuss ways to cope with […]

Keeping Connections for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder aged 15 to 17 – Foundational Family Service

This monthly social group gives youth the opportunity to apply skills related to conversation skills by discussing recent social experiences, and playing collaborative games, in an informative and social atmosphere. This group includes a parent debrief to review the social and leisure skills discussed, and how parents and caregivers can help their youth put these […]

Sibling Story Time: A Group for Children Aged 5-7 Who Have a Sibling with a Diagnosis Of Autism Spectrum Disorder – Foundational Family Services

This group uses children’s books to help young children with a sibling diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder 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 on. The […]

Navigating Neurodiversity: A Path to Self-Discovery for Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This 10-week group uses fun and interactive activities to help teens explore and celebrate characteristics and traits that make them both unique, and similar to others.  Don’t let internet research be your family’s only tool for learning about ASD.  Group members will learn about self-advocacy, gain insight into a supportive ASD community, and learn what […]

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Beyond the Diagnosis – Foundational Family Services

This 2 ½ -hour workshop teaches parents and caregivers strategies and tools to help their children and youth understand their diagnosis, using a strengths-based approach.   Explaining and answering questions related to a diagnosis may be a lifelong discussion, and difficult to navigate. Autism Spectrum Disorder: Beyond the Diagnosis incorporates the research of Dr. Peter Vermeulen, […]

All About You: A Support Group for Children Aged 8-12 Who Have Siblings with a Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder – Foundational Family Services

This 3-session group provides information about Autism Spectrum Disorder, a safe space for group members to explore and share their feelings, and a forum for group members to meet and connect with others who share common experiences.  The group includes a parent debrief at the end of the third session to review the information provided, […]

Master Minds: Strategies for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder aged 11-13 to Help with School and Homework – Foundational Family Services

This 4-session group will help participants become more independent by providing strategies related to time management, organization, motivation, and problem solving skills.  Participants will leave the group with helpful ideas to use when studying or completing homework.  This group includes a parent debrief at the end of each session to review the strategies discussed, and […]

Transitional Aged Youth Socials- Pathway to Independence Ages 14-16

Brampton Brampton

Kerry’s Place is excited to offer Transitional Aged Youth Socials (TAY Socials): Pathway to Independence, which focuses on daily living skills. The program is created for youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ages 14-16, transitioning towards independence in completing routines, healthy eating, employment skills, post-secondary supports, and social awareness. There are ten in-person sessions where […]

Living Life to the Full – Caregiver Group

Living Life to the Full (LLTF) is a national flagship program of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). This program is open to caregivers of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The program is a fun, group-based, mental health promotion course that encourages people to learn to thrive in life. The course is for anyone […]

FULL: FUNdamentals Ages 4-7

Brampton Brampton

FUNdamentals is a 10-week respite recreation group that was developed to provide participants the necessary group and play skills required for participation in a group setting. Short activities are incorporated into each session that will create a foundation for participants to develop turn taking, communication skills, the ability to focus, respond to instructions, and imitate […]