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Supported Social Group

The Supported Social Group Pilot Program will create an environment where youth on the autism spectrum (ages 14-21) can meet and socialize. Each participant must have the support of a respite worker. The program will also be supported by 2 student occupational therapists and 2-3 volunteers. The group will have 5-6 members.

The Supported Social Group will allow people to have the opportunity to make friends and engage in meaningful experiences. Each week will consist of different activities, as well as opportunities for socialization and skill building.

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Supported Social Group Registration for the Winter Session Opens December 5th, 2016

Where: Autism Nova Scotia - 5945 Spring Garden Road, Halifax
When:  Every other Wednesday from 5:30-7:00pm- Starting October 12
A respite worker must attend all sessions 
Cost: $75 October-Jan, $75 Feb-May 0r $150 for both terms



The application process this year will be 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.

Supported 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 Yevonne Le Lacheur, Program Director at or 902.446. 995 ext.30