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Autism Ontario's One to One Summer Support Worker Reimbursement Fund

Autism Ontario is happy to announce that the 2021 One to One Summer Support Worker Reimbursement Fund is now open for application!

 

Applications are due by June 28th!

Reimbursements will be provided based on a random selection made from all eligible applicants who apply by Monday, June 28th, 2021.

 

To learn more, click here.

To read FAQ, click here.

 

To apply, click here.

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Kerry's Place- Online Calendar

Check out what's happening at Kerry's Place. To see online calendar, click here.

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New Core Services for Children in the OAP (Ontario Autism Program)

Starting in March, Ontario will begin offering core clinical services for children in the Ontario Autism Program. These services include applied behaviour analysis, speech language pathology, occupational therapy and mental health supports based on the child's individual needs.

 

Learn more about these new core services by clicking here.

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Kerry's Place- Young Adults Project (YAP)

The Young Adults Project (YAP) will be expanding its virtual employment supports into the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph and surrounding areas and Durham and Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge: including Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough from now until the end of February 2021.

YAP participants work 1:1 with an Autism Consultant to collaborate and establish employment goals and to work towards obtaining meaningful employment.

For more information about the program, click here.

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Research: Adapting Anxiety Intervention for Youth with Autism for Rapid Response to Covid

We are currently studying whether a group therapy program called Facing Your Fears (FYF), will help to reduce anxeity in children and youth with ASD. FYF is a modified cognitive behavioural therapy program for children and youth with ASD experiencing significant anxiety symptoms. We will provide everything virtually so that anyone can participate in this study from home.

 

This study is for children & teens between 8-13yrs old.

 

For more details, click here.

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Autism Research Centre is researching a group virtual anxiety intervention for children and teens with Autism

We are currently studying whether a group therapy program called Facing Your Fears will help to reduce anxiety in children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

For more information or get invovled, click here.

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The Autistic Voices Project

Are you an Autistic Adult whose job or job search has been impacted by Covid-19? 

Consider participating in this project about your employment experiences during Covid-19. Click here for more details or if you are interested in learning more, please contact vtomas@casda.ca.

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Kerry's Place- Foundational Family Services & Groups

Kerry's Place has lots of learning opportunities for families and groups children with ASD.

 

Check out their Foundational Family Service catalogue here for learning opportunities for parents.

Check out their Groups catalogue here for chldren & youth to participate in & learn new skills.

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McMaster's Autism Mentorship Program

This program is for secondary school students. It offers peer support to students on the Autism Spectrum in relation to post-secondary programs, extracurriculars & social life, student accessibility supports and more. 

Check out their flyer for more details.

 

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Brightside ABA Service-Virtual Social Group for Adults (18+)

Brightside ABA services is now offering a virtual social groups on Wednesdays from 1-2pm starting Oct 28-Dec 16,2020. 

Click here for all the details.

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