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Teens with high functioning ASD between the ages of 14 and 18 are invited to attend this 6 week workshop.
This workshop is geared to teens with high functioning autism/Asperger Syndrome, is designed to increase self-awareness, while learning about future employment and education opportunities.
Participants will complete career assessment tools to better understand their personality preferences,values and interests, develop a resume/cover letter, explore job/volunteer opportunities and learn interview skills.
Participants will engage with other teens while working through each module in a group setting.
Upon registration completion, lead facilitator, Sarah Southey, will complete an intake session to ensure the group is an appropriate match.
During the course of the group there will be two opportunities for parents to participate with their teen in one-on-one sessions to maximize take-aways.
Regular attendance is imperative.
- Teens, ages 14-18, with high functioning ASD (no exception on age)
Fees for this program are $100.00 per child.
Sarah Southey will conduct the pre-screening for children that register for this program to ensure suitability. She will collect the $100 program fees from families who successfully meet the eligibility requirements.
Sarah Southey, MSW, RSW
This training will be facilitated by Sarah Southey, MSW, RSW, an Employment and Life Skills Coach at The Redpath Centre. Working one-on-one and in groups with clients though a solution focused approach, she offers pre-employment support with the social and life skills necessary in a career. She offers direction to individuals in entry-level and mid-career positions who are facing obstacles to finding and maintaining rewarding employment. Sarah assists individuals who have employment-related anxiety through a cognitive behavioural lens. She also developed and co-facilitates CBT groups for adults with social anxiety and neurodevelopmental disorders. She has many years of experience providing employment counselling to individuals with disabilities and high risk youth.
Every Saturday for 6 weeks
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 - 12noon to 1:30pm
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 - 12noon to 1:30pm
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 - 12noon to 1:30pm
Saturday, Nov 5, 2016 - 12noon to 1:30pm
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 - 12noon to 1:30pm
Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 - 12noon to 1:30pm
**Pre-Screening Required to Determine Eligibility**;
Registration is required - but does not guarantee participation;
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.
Presented in partnership with
When & Where
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)
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.
Community Event Coordinator - Central West Region
1179 King Street West, Ste 4
Toronto ON M6K 3C5