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FULL: 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 […]

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 […]

CLOSED: Sibling Hang – Foundational Family Service

Sibling Hang is an online group for adolescent-aged siblings of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), offering opportunities to interact with others who may share similar experiences, questions, and interests. […]

Build a Resume – Young Adults Project

Objective: Learn about the different types of resume formats and work with the Kerry’s Place Employment Supports team to build your resume. Suitable for: Participants who do not have a […]

CLOSED: Sibling Story Time: A Group for Children Aged 5-7 – 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 storybook this month will be The Boy with Big, Big Feelings.

Dollars and Sense Ages 12-14

Our daily living curricula helps establish and develop participants’ ability to demonstrate greater independence in daily living tasks.  Using evidence-based strategies, this group aims is to teach participants to manage […]

Making Connections Ages 14-17

Toronto Toronto

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 […]

Keep Calm and Breathe On Ages 7-9

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 […]

FULL: Master Minds: A “How to” Guide to 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 how to put these strategies into practice.

Keep Calm and Breathe On Ages 15-17

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 […]

The Code Ages 14-18

Mississauga Mississauga

The Code is a 12-week group-based program aimed at providing teens with the foundational skills needed to understand the concepts of coding, and how they contribute to creating video games. […]

FULL: Living Life To The Full – Adult Group

Living Life to the Full (LLTF) is a national flagship program of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). This program is open to adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ages […]

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). […]

FULL: 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 […]

ARTfully Abstract Ages 5-9

Brampton Brampton

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 […]

FULL: 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 […]

The Game Night Ages 10-13

Brampton Brampton

The Game Night 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 […]

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 […]

FULL: 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 […]

FULL: Navigating Neurodiversity: A Path to Self-Discovery – Age 14-17

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 it means to identify as neurodiverse.

FUNdamentals Ages 4-7

Mississauga Mississauga

FUNdamentals was developed to provide participants with the necessary group and play skills required for participation in a group setting. Short activities are incorporated into each session that will create […]

Virtual Game Night Ages 14-17

The Game Night 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 […]

Everyone Learns Differently: Strategies to Bridge the Gap Between Learning and Teaching

This 2 ½-hour workshop introduces the various learning styles used by those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and strategies to support teaching a wide range of skills such as visual supports, prompting, and motivation.  This workshop is intended for parents/caregivers and professionals supporting persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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 […]

ARTfully Abstract Ages 10-13

Guelph Guelph

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 […]

Let’s Connect Ages 14-17

This teen-centered group provides a safe space for participants to connect with others their age while learning life skills and fostering independence. Throughout the group, participants will engage in recreational […]

Getting the Message Across: Understanding Receptive and Expressive Communication

This 2 ½-hour workshop will provide parents, caregivers and professionals supporting persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) information about communication differences in persons with ASD and strategies to support functional communication.  The workshop will explore ways persons with ASD receive and express information through spoken language, augmentative communication systems, gestures, and visual supports.

Beyond Friendship: 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 with ASD to understand.  This workshop will explore social interaction characteristics related to ASD, and how context may impact success in social relationships.

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 […]

Home Safety Ages 10-13

Brampton Brampton

Participants will learn valuable life skills to help them make safer choices when on their own. Topics include: street smarts, people safety, community safety, online safety, emergencies vs. non-emergencies, accident […]

The Game Night Ages 14-17

Brampton Brampton

The Game Night 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 […]

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 […]

Family Support Group for Adult Caregivers – Girls on the Spectrum

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 is for caregivers of girls with Autism.

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Beyond the Diagnosis – Foundational Family Service

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, related to helping persons with ASD understand themselves and their respective diagnosis. Dr. Peter Vermeulen is an author, lecture and consultant in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Keeping Connections – aged 10 to 13 – Foundational Family Services

This monthly social group gives youth the opportunity to apply skills related to good sportsmanship 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 skills into practice.

Sibling Hang: A Support Group for Youth Aged 13-17 – Foundational Family Service

The group offers teen siblings of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder the opportunity to meet and connect with others who share similar experiences, in a supportive and social environment.  The group uses a variety of hobbies and interests to give group members a common ground to share their experiences and ask questions.  Group members will have the opportunity to learn more about ASD, and ways they may support their siblings.  This month’s topic will be videogaming.  

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 […]

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 […]