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Autism Ontario - PEERS - Brampton

Autism Ontario - Central West Region

Thursday, 11 January 2018 at 6:00 PM - Thursday, 26 April 2018 at 8:00 PM

Autism Ontario - PEERS - Brampton

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Type End Quantity
Teen in grade 9-12, with High Functioning ASD
REVISED - Registration opens Nov 13, 2017 at 1pm.
1 Dec 2017 Free  

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REVISED - Registration will open Nov 13, 2017 at 1pm

Teens with ASD, who live in Halton or Peel Region, who are in grades 9-12 are invited to this 16-week evidence-based social skills workshop.  This group is designed for individuals who are able to participate with minimal support. The individual may need some prompts to stay on task, and is able to communicate wants and needs effectively. The individual does not require a lot of behavioural redirection.


PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) is geared towards motivated high functioning teens who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends, and develop strategies for handling peer rejection/conflict.


During each group, session adolescents are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during socialization activities (e.g. playing sports, board games, etc.).


During the course of this 16 week program, teens will learn how to:

  • develop conversational skills,
  • “trade information” to find common interests,
  • appropriately use electronic forms of communication,
  • start, join, and exit conversations,
  • find and join an appropriate social group,
  • organize and have successful get-togethers,
  • handle arguments, rejection, and teasing,
  • handle physical and cyber bullying,
  • minimize rumours and gossip,
  • change a reputation.


Regular attendance is imperative.



Parent participation is required at each session.

During each PEERS session, there will be a facilitator-led parent group session that will run simultaneously to the teen group. In this parent group, facilitators will lead each session with a focus on reviewing and discussing their teen’s social skills progress. Parents will be taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends by providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments.


Open to:

- Teens (Grades 9-12) with ASD diagnosis

- This group is designed for individuals who are able to participate with minimal support. The individual may need some prompts to stay on task, and is able to communicate wants and needs effectively. The individual does not require a lot of behavioural redirection,

-AND who live in Halton or Peel region


Fees for this program are $320.00 per child for the entire 16-week program. 

Kerry’s Place will conduct the pre-screening for children that register for this program to ensure suitability.  They will collect the $320 program fees from families who successfully meet the eligibility requirements.



Every Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00pm:

Thursday, January 11th, 2018
Thursday, January 18th, 2018
Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Thursday, February 1st, 2018
Thursday, February 8th, 2018
Thursday, February 15th, 2018
Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Thursday, March 1st, 2018
Thursday, March 8th, 2018
Thursday, March 15th, 2018
Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Thursday, April 5th, 2018
Thursday, April 12th, 2018
Thursday, April 19th, 2018
Thursday, April 26th, 2018


Kerry's Place
Kerry’s Place Autism Services is Canada’s largest provider of ASD supports and services. At Kerry’s Place, their mission is to enhance the quality of life for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder and to empower them and their families, through evidenced-based, innovative and person-directed supports. With Kerry’s Place Social Skills Groups, the goal is to promote social skills, to encourage participation in varied activities, and to build friendships between participants. Social Skills Groups allow for participants to learn new skills and make friendships in a safe environment, free of judgement and boundaries.


A follow-up will happen 6 month after the training is complete.  Details to follow later.



Due to funding restrictions by Kerry`s Place, all applicants MUST reside in Halton or Peel region.  No exceptions.  Proof of residency may be required.


**Pre-Screening Required to Determine Eligibility**;


Registration is required - but does not guarantee participation;


Caregivers are required to participate during all sessions;


Supervision of children/youth at this Social Learning Opportunity is the sole responsibility of parents/guardians and caregivers;


Due to allergies and sensitivities, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, aftershave, or scented products such as hairspray or lotion;


Refunds will not be giving once the screening process has been completed.

Have questions about Autism Ontario - PEERS - Brampton? Contact Autism Ontario - Central West Region

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Kerry's Place Autism Services
71 West Drive
Unit 28
Brampton, ON L6T 5E2

Thursday, 11 January 2018 at 6:00 PM - Thursday, 26 April 2018 at 8:00 PM

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Autism Ontario - Central West Region


Autism Ontario's Central West Region includes:

  • Halton (including Burlington, Georgetown, Milton, Oakville and surrounding areas)
  • Peel (including Brampton, Mississauga, Orangeville and surrounding areas)
  • Waterloo (including Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and surrounding areas)
  • Wellington (including Guelph and surrounding areas)


General FAQ

1.) Do I need to print out ticket or email confirmations to attend this event?

For most of our events there is no need to print anything, unless the event specifies otherwise.  When you arrive at the event, you will have to check in at the registration desk.  You will be asked for your name and how many people are attending with you.  That's all.

2.) Do I need to bring proof of diagnosis?
No, not needed.  Again, just check in at the registration desk and enjoy the event.

3.) Is there a cost to attend this event?
Most of our events are free of charge because the cost is covered by Autism Ontario's Potential Programme, in partnership with Ontario’s Ministry of Children & Youth Services and the local Autism Ontario Chapter.  If there is a cost, you will see it on the registration page when you select how many ticket you want.

4.) Do I need to be a member of Autism Ontario to register and participate?
No.  While membership does provide other great opportunities, events provided through Autism Ontario’s Potential Programme are open to all families of children with ASD, under the age of 18, who reside in Ontario.


Jennifer Dent
Autism Ontario
Community Event Coordinator - Central West Region
1179 King Street West, Ste 4
Toronto ON M6K 3C5
(226) 748-3372

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