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Supported Social Group

The Supported Social Group Program creates an environment where youth on the autism spectrum (ages 14 and up) can meet and socialize. Each participant must have the support of a respite worker. The program will also be facilitated by the Program Coordinator. The group will have 3-5 members.
The Supported Social Group allows 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.
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.
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Supported Social Group Registration for the Fall Term Opens: Saturday, September 7th, 2019


Where: Autism Nova Scotia, 5945 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax

When:  Bi-weekly on Fridays, starting the week of October 1st, 2019
Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm
A respite worker provided by the family must attend all sessions  
Cost: $40 October-December, $40 January-May or $80 for both terms

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.
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 the Program Coordinator at or 902.446.4995 ext.59