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NEW SPACES AVAILABLE! Employment Works Wednesday/Thursday group – Ontario Summer 2021

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 virtual experiential learning, through various online platforms (e.g., LinkedIn Learning, EASy Simulation, virtual opportunities in the community, and open discussions). […]

CLOSED: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder

This live webinar is for family members and caregivers who want to learn 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 to support your child or loved one. The webinar is led by an […]

CLOSED: Caregiver Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI-CPI)

This live webinar 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-CPI) training program that can help in […]

Caregiver e-Connect: Later In Life Planning

Paving the pathway for your individual’s future. Discuss practical considerations in the shift of caregiver responsibilities’ during the later stages of life. Be confident in knowing your child is set up for success. Share plans regarding financial advice and housing options with fellow caregivers. The Caregiver e-Connect is facilitated by Autism Consultants over Zoom. Caregiver […]

CLOSED: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder – Foundational Family Service

This live webinar is for family members and caregivers who want to learn 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 to support your child or loved one. This Foundational Family Service (FFS) training […]

PEERS® For Adolescents 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, […]

FULL: Exploring the Pathways Beyond the Teen Years – Foundational Family Services

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 (FFS) 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: […]

CLOSED: Unstuck and On Target 8-11

Our emotional regulation curricula helps 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: […]

FULL: Transitional Aged Youth Socials: Pathway to Independence

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), aged 16-18, transitioning towards independence in completing routines, healthy eating, employment skills, post-secondary supports and social awareness. There are ten weekly online sessions […]

FULL: PEERS® For Adolescents 15-17

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, […]

CLOSED: Caregiver Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI-CPI) – Foundational Family Service

This live webinar 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-CPI) training program that can help in […]

CLOSED: Info Session – Ontario Autism Program: Foundational Family Service

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 […]

CLOSED: Understanding Autism: Navigating a New Diagnosis

Child Development Resource Connection Peel in collaboration with Kerry’s Place Autism Services, would like to invite you to an upcoming Understanding Autism: Navigating a New Diagnosis Workshop. TOPICS COVERED What is Autism Spectrum Disorder What services and supports are available in Peel Region Financial resources available and how to apply Family and Caregiver support WORKSHOP […]

CLOSED: Caregiver e-Connect: Transitioning to Adulthood – Foundational Family Service

What’s next? Education, employment and volunteer opportunities? Discuss the possible pathways your individual may take, including funding options through DSO and ODSP. Connect with caregivers across the community to share strategies on developing skills and goals to encourage a confident transition to adulthood. The Caregiver e-Connect is facilitated by Autism Consultants over Zoom. Registering on […]

CLOSED: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder

This live webinar is for family members and caregivers who want to learn 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 to support your child or loved one. The webinar is led by an […]

FULL: Camp Connection – Animals

By participating in the Camp Connection, children and youth will have the opportunity to develop skills related to: social interaction, maintaining friendships, learning about others, turn taking, and sharing skills. Participants will have opportunities to build new and lasting relationships through this virtual platform and hopefully beyond! Most importantly, our goal is to have FUN! […]

CLOSED: EmploymentWorks – Summer Intensive 2021

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 virtual experiential learning, through various online platforms (e.g., LinkedIn Learning, EASy Simulation, and open discussions). To participate in the program, […]

FULL: Transitional Aged Youth Socials: Pathway to Independence

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), aged 14-16, transitioning towards independence in completing routines, healthy eating, employment skills, post-secondary supports and social awareness. There are ten weekly online sessions […]

CLOSED: Making Connections 10-12 (July)

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 to be explored: expanding on greeting peers, conversation skills with peers through […]

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 […]

CLOSED: Making Connections 13-14

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 to be explored: expanding on greeting peers, conversation skills with peers through […]

FULL: Children’s Friendship Training (CFT) 7-9

Children’s Friendship Training is a social skills intervention in which participants will learn and practice foundational social skills, through a variety of 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 […]

CLOSED: Let’s Get Social 4-6

Our social skills curricula help to establish and develop participants’ skills in interacting and connecting with peers. Using evidence based strategies, this group will focus on further developing social skills to be successful in group activities. Topics to be explored: expanding on visual schedules; further develop following individual and group instructions; further develop transitioning between […]

CLOSED: Let’s Get Social 7-9

Our social skills curricula help to establish and develop participants’ skills in interacting and connecting with peers. Using evidence based strategies, this group will focus on further developing social skills to be successful in group activities. Topics to be explored: expanding on visual schedules; further develop following individual and group instructions; further develop transitioning between […]

CLOSED: Keep Calm and Breathe On 13-14

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 […]

CLOSED: Making Connections 15-17

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 to be explored: expanding on greeting peers, conversation skills with peers through […]

FULL: Virtual Connection 5-8

The Virtual Connection is a weekly group aimed at providing children and youth with social interaction and learning about others through fun activities that strengthen turn taking, sharing skills, and using imagination. Activities may include: virtual field trips, art challenges, mad science experiments, group games, movement breaks, and much more. Participants will have opportunities to […]

FULL: Virtual Connection 9-11

The Virtual Connection is a weekly group aimed at providing children and youth with social interaction and learning about others through fun activities that strengthen turn taking, sharing skills, and using imagination. Activities may include: virtual field trips, art challenges, mad science experiments, group games, movement breaks, and much more. Participants will have opportunities to […]

CLOSED: Secret Agent Society 10-12

Tuesday (Parent Session) and Wednesday (Participant Session) Secret Agent Society is a spy-themed social skills intervention in which participants will learn to crack the code of emotions and friendships. Secret agents will learn and practice various skills to develop their social and emotional toolkit to help navigate changes in feelings, perspective taking, and expressing thoughts […]

CLOSED: 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 […]

FULL: Online Safety & Video Gaming 10-13

Each week participants will discuss online safety topics related to video gaming, social media, and using the internet. Opportunities for participants to play virtual games will be incorporated into each session. Participant Age: 10-13 Ratio: 3:1 Cost: There is no cost Location: Delivered live via Zoom and the following are required to participate: • Mobile […]

FULL: Online Safety & Video Gaming 14-17

Each week participants will discuss online safety topics related to video gaming, social media, and using the internet. Opportunities for participants to play virtual games will be incorporated into each session. Participant Age: 14-17 Ratio: 3:1 Cost: There is no cost Location: Delivered live via Zoom and the following are required to participate: • Mobile […]

FULL: Keep Calm and Breathe On 10-12

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 […]

FULL: Virtual Connection 12-14

The Virtual Connection is a weekly group aimed at providing children and youth with social interaction and learning about others through fun activities that strengthen turn taking, sharing skills, and using imagination. Activities may include: virtual field trips, art challenges, mad science experiments, group games, movement breaks, and much more. Participants will have opportunities to […]

FULL: Virtual Connection 15-17

The Virtual Connection is a weekly group aimed at providing children and youth with social interaction and learning about others through fun activities that strengthen turn taking, sharing skills, and using imagination. Activities may include: virtual field trips, art challenges, mad science experiments, group games, movement breaks, and much more. Participants will have opportunities to […]

CLOSED: Children’s Friendship Training (CFT) 10-12

Children’s Friendship training is a social skills intervention in which participants will learn and practice foundational social skills, through a variety of 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 […]

CLOSED: Sports & Team Skills 5-9

The focus of this group is to provide participants with opportunities to engage in sports and recreation activities, while promoting inclusion, cooperation and participation. Each week participants will engage in a lesson aimed at fostering the development of play skills. Participant Age: 5-9 Ratio: 3:1 Cost: There is no cost Location: Delivered live via Zoom […]

CLOSED: Caregiver Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI-CPI)

This live webinar 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-CPI) training program that can help in […]

Online Chill: An Adult Social Group

Thursday, July 8, 2021 to Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm Online Chill is a 10-week social group for adults with ASD, who are interested in meeting others while participating in a variety of fun games and activities. Each week introduces a new theme with select games and activities with a design that […]

FULL: FUNdamentals 4-6

The FUNdamentals Social Group is a program that was created for early learners, who have not yet developed group and play skills. In each session, participants will engage in group activities, crafts, and structured play through games, with the goal of preparing them for group settings. Participant Age: 4-6 Ratio: 3:1 Cost: There is no […]

CLOSED: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder – Foundational Family Service

This live webinar is for family members and caregivers who want to learn 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 to support your child or loved one. This Foundational Family Service (FFS) training […]

CLOSED: Caregiver e-Connect: Coffee Chat

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. The Caregiver e-Connect is facilitated by Autism […]

CLOSED: Funding Options – Foundational Family Services

Our Funding Options workshop focuses on an overview of Autism-related funding available in the province of Ontario. Learn more about funding that may be available to you, your child and/or family. Topics covered include government funding, tax credits and benefits, relevant charities and things to think about in preparing to apply. Date: Saturday, July 10, […]

FULL: Camp Connection – Mad Science

By participating in the Camp Connection, children and youth will have the opportunity to develop skills related to: social interaction, maintaining friendships, learning about others, turn taking, and sharing skills. Participants will have opportunities to build new and lasting relationships through this virtual platform and hopefully beyond! Most importantly, our goal is to have FUN! […]

CLOSED: Ready 2 Work 15-17

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 […]

CLOSED: 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 […]

CLOSED: ASD Certificate Course

Kerry’s Place Autism Services’ comprehensive Autism Spectrum Disorder Certification Course is now available remotely, on the Zoom platform. We are pleased to make this course available virtually to our families, and to our communities at large at this time. This course is being presented over 12 half days covering eight distinct topics. Each session constitutes […]

CLOSED: ASD Certificate Course

Kerry’s Place Autism Services’ comprehensive Autism Spectrum Disorder Certification Course is now available remotely, on the Zoom platform. We are pleased to make this course available virtually to our families, and to our communities at large at this time. This course is being presented over 6 full days covering eight distinct topics. Each session constitutes […]

CLOSED: Dollars and Sense 15-17

Our daily living curricula helps establish and develop participants’ ability to demonstrate greater independence in daily living tasks.  Using evidence-based strategies, the aim of this group is to teach participants to manage their own money. Participants will learn the relative cost of items they value, the benefits of saving and budgeting. Topics may include: currency, […]

CLOSED: Caregiver e-Connect: Empowering You (Organization 101) – Foundational Family Services

BA, Speech, funding and more. As the service list grows, managing your time and documents can become overwhelming. Brainstorm organizational tips with fellow caregivers to get the most out of your supports and services. Share strategies to find the best practices when accessing multiple service providers. The Caregiver e-Connect is facilitated by Autism Consultants over […]

FULL: Camp Connection – Play and Learn Sensory

By participating in the Camp Connection, children and youth will have the opportunity to develop skills related to: social interaction, maintaining friendships, learning about others, turn taking, and sharing skills. Participants will have opportunities to build new and lasting relationships through this virtual platform and hopefully beyond! Most importantly, our goal is to have FUN! […]

CLOSED: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder

This live webinar is for family members and caregivers who want to learn 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 to support your child or loved one. The webinar is led by an […]

CLOSED: Caregiver e-Connect: Later In Life Planning

Paving the pathway for your individual’s future. Discuss practical considerations in the shift of caregiver responsibilities’ during the later stages of life. Be confident in knowing your child is set up for success. Share plans regarding financial advice and housing options with fellow caregivers. The Caregiver e-Connect is facilitated by Autism Consultants over Zoom. Registering […]

FULL: Caregiver Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI-CPI) – Foundational Family Services

This live webinar 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-CPI) training program that can help in […]

CLOSED: 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: Camp Connection – Performing Arts

By participating in the Camp Connection, children and youth will have the opportunity to develop skills related to: social interaction, maintaining friendships, learning about others, turn taking, and sharing skills. Participants will have opportunities to build new and lasting relationships through this virtual platform and hopefully beyond! Most importantly, our goal is to have FUN! […]

CLOSED: EmploymentWorks – Summer 2021

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. The first phase of the program involves structured learning sessions, as well as virtual experiential learning, through various online platforms (e.g., LinkedIn Learning, EASy Simulation, and open discussions). The […]

CLOSED: Caregiver e-Connect: Girls on the Spectrum – Foundational Family Services

Meet with other caregivers who care for girls and women with a diagnosis of Autism spectrum Disorder. Find support through group discussion, sharing stories, successes and challenges. Ask fellow caregivers for advice on supports and services that have been meaningful to their family member. The Caregiver e-Connect is facilitated by Autism Consultants over Zoom. Caregiver […]