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Chat 'n Chill is a monthly event held in partnership with Enactus Dalhousie. This monthly event is a social night for adults with autism to chat and meet new people. READ MORE
The Life Skills program is a 10 week program focused on Money Management and Cooking Skills, and is structured for individuals on the Autism Spectrum who are currently living on their own or are transitioning to living independently within the community. READ MORE
D&D Club will bring together adults with autism who share similar interests in fantasy and role-playing based games weekly to play D&D. Each group will be led by a Dungeon Master (DM) and supported by another volunteer. Groups will range in size from 3-5 participants.
Participants will learn how to develop their characters while interacting and socializing with peers in a safe supportive environment. READ MORE
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. Registration for Fall session starts September 8th. READ MORE
This program follows UCLA’s PEERS model to support adults (18 yrs and up) with autism to develop and maintain friendship building skills. Both adults and their parents/caregivers will be meeting each week at the same time but partaking in separate lessons and activities. Look for registration details Winter 2015. READ MORE
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. READ MORE