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Teen & Adult Social Group

Teen and Adult Social Groups bring together teens (14 years old and up) and adults who would like to meet peers who are also on the autism spectrum. Outings and activities are chosen by participants. Supported by trained volunteers, groups are between 6-10 members.
 
Social Group helps to build confidence, independence and provides members with a sense of belonging. Engaging in a social group creates many new opportunities for individuals to make friends, share meaningful experiences, mutual interests, and challenges in their daily lives; here they can feel welcome just being themselves.
 
Activities Include:
·         Movie Night
·         Boardgame Night
·         Community Outings
·         Dinners out
·         And more!

Social Group is "Bring Your Own Food". Participants are encouraged to bring their own dinner or snacks to Social Group. Autism Nova Scotia will be providing popcorn and water at each group. There will be a Pizza Party Night one night per term. Autism Nova Scotia will provide pizza for all participants on this night.

Social Groups will be running as follows (participants will be placed in one of the following groups): 
Thursday
(Running every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month) 
Friday  
(Running every 1st and 3rd Friday of the Month)
Adult Group 1 
4:30pm – 6:30pm  
Teen Group 2 
4:30pm – 6:30pm  
Teen Group 1 
7:00pm – 9:00pm  
Adult Group 2 
7:00pm – 9:00pm  
 
Thursday  
(Running every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month) 
Friday  
(Running every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month)
Adult Group 3 
4:30pm – 6:30pm  
Supported Social Group  
4:30pm – 6:00pm  
Adult Group 4 
7:00pm – 9:00pm  
Adult Group 5 
7:00pm – 9:00pm  
 

“This program has benefited our son’s socialization skills greatly.” - Parent
 
“Since my son started social group, I have noticed more openness and friendliness on the street”  - Parent
 
“Everyone is wonderful with the kids. The activities are age and ability specific.” – Parent
 
Want to know what Social Group is up to?
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See our Social Groups rack card for more information
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Teen & Adult Social Group Registration for the Winter Session Opens Wednesday, January 3rd 2018

Where: Autism Nova Scotia
When:  Groups meet from October - May at Autism Nova Scotia or in the community, starting the first full week of October 2017
Cost: $40 (From October- End of January), $40 (February-Mid May) or $80 for both sessions
 
Application

PLEASE READ THE REGISTRATION PROCESS CAREFULLY.

The application process is done entirely online. Parents/caregivers/interested participants will be able to complete and their application online on the day of registration; the form will be available here on the day registration opens. All applications will be processed based on the time stamp in which they were submitted.  From there, all successful applicants will be contacted via email and will have one week to confirm their spot.

For BOTH NEW AND RETURNING please complete the following online application form.
Please make sure to read the following BEFORE STARTING THE APPLICATION FORM.
·         Leave yourself 40-45 minutes to complete the application form.
·         There is NO option to save the applications once you start, please make sure you are able to complete them in full- partially completed application will not be considered.
·         Submit a SEPARATE application for EACH person you wish to apply for.
Social Group Registration Form

Please note: 
This program fills up quickly as there are limited spaces available. All applications forms are time stamped based upon arrival and processed in that order. Because of the high volume of interested people in this program, we cannot hold spots. Completing an application form does not necessarily guarantee you a spot; you will be contacted in a few weeks regarding your application’s status.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Medeiros, Program Coordinator at programcoordinator@autismns.ca or 902.446.4995 ext.59