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 […]
WELCOME TO KERRY’S PLACE COMMUNITY SERVICES AND SUPPORTS
At Kerry’s Place Autism Services, we provide social, recreational, educational, consultation and behavioural learning opportunities for children, youth and adults. Our primary objective is to enhance the quality of life of the persons we support, and to empower them and their families, through evidence-based and person-directed supports.
These services are offered across the following areas:
OUR SEARCHABLE CALENDAR OF UPCOMING SERVICES AND SUPPORTS
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.