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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Training and Upcoming Events 

 


Applying for ODSP:

The Process from beginning to end.
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019
  • 2 - 4 p.m.
  • Fairview Library Theatre, Toronto Public Library
    35 Fairview Mall Drive
 
  • Hear from representatives from Ontario Works, ODSP and community agencies on topics including:
  • Overview of the ODSP application process from the OW perspective
  • Understanding the appeals process, including Internal Review and the Social Benefits Tribunal
  • Supports and services from community agencies
 
Register online at toronto.ca/ecportal or for more information call Amanda Miloff at 416-392-2861 or Gillian Watson at 416-392-2859.
 
Please select image below to download a Applying for ODSP flyer.
 


Autism Programs and Services

Preparing for Life After High School: Transition Workshop for Parents of Adolescents in ME/DD Programs

  • Date: November 23, 2019
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
  • Location: 80 Sheppard Avenue East, 3rd floor
 

Presented by: Autism Programs and Services – Transition Team and School Support Program, Surrey Place Centre and Developmental Services Ontario (DSO)

 
**On-site registration for DSO available! Bring a photocopy of the applicant’s Health Card and most recent Psychological Assessment and IEP. **
 
Please RSVP to Franca Dellorso, franca.dellorso@tcdsb.org or (416) 222-8282 ext. 2799
 
Underground parking available. Access is at the rear of the building.
 
Please select image below to download a Preparing for Life After High School flyer. 


 

The Code – Toronto

November 28 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Kerry’s Place Autism Services is excited to launch our introductory coding group, The Code, for teens ages 14-18 with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
 
Do you enjoy playing online video games, and ever wondered how these games are created? Well then, this is the group for you! This group will teach you the foundation skills needed to understand the concepts of coding and how they contribute to creating video games.
 
We are offering a 14-week group curriculum that will introduce you to the elements of coding and how these elements work together to create video games. This group will use block-based, drag-and-drop coding in programs such as Scratch and Code.org.
 
You do not need to have any prior coding experience to join this group! All you need to have is an interest in learning about coding, the ability to read and write, and basic computer skills.
 
By participating in The Code, individuals will:
• Develop confidence in understanding the concepts of coding
• Strengthen their computer skills
• Practice the fundamentals of block-based, drag-and-drop coding
• Learn how to troubleshoot
• Meet others with a similar interest
• Have Fun!
 
Date/Time: Thursdays from 6pm-8pm (November 28, 2019-March 12, 2020)
Location: 222 Lesmill Rd. (Leslie & 401)
Ages: 14-18 with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Cost: FREE!
 
*Applicants must register to attend an orientation to evaluate best fit. After registering your interest on www.MyCommunityHub.ca, you will be contacted to attend an orientation session.
 
Orientation session dates:
  • November 6 5:30 pm
  • November 13 5:30 pm
  • November 21 5:30 pm
 

Register Now!




Holland Bloorview’s 6th Annual Recreation, Respite & Life Skills Fair

For children, youth and young adults with a disability and their families

Saturday, January 11th 2020 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 
  • Learn about recreation, respite and life skills programs across the GTA.
  • Talk to representatives from over 30 community programs.
  • Find the right program to fit you or your family member’s needs.
  • Try activities offered at the fair.
  • Connect with other clients and families.
  • Register for summer and seasonal services.
 

INFORMATION BOOTHS

  • 10:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. Drop in
  • Holland Bloorview Transitions, Recreation, Life Skills, Music, Arts, Aquatics and Respite
  • Adapted equipment: recreation, sensory, daily living
  • Inclusive and specialized community programs
  • Summer and seasonal camps
  • Community respite services
 
TRANSITIONS POP-UP OFFERED
  • 10:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. For registered Holland Bloorview clients ages 15-26 years (first come first serve).
FOR MORE INFORMATION
While childcare is not available during this event, children are welcome to attend.
Metered parking is available and Tim Horton’s cafe is on site.
 
Please select image below to download a Holland Bloorview flyer.


 

Free Mindfulness Groups

We have been researching how to support parents/siblings and autistic adults. As part of this research, we are holding a free web-based mindfulness group for autistic adults and their parents/siblings to participate in together to learn ways to cope with stress.
  • Groups will run weekly for 6 weeks
  • November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4 & 11 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm (CDT)
  • November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4 & 11 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm (MDT)

 

Click below for a Free Mindfulness Group flyer:

 

Free Autism Mindfulness Group

We are interested in exploring ways to help autistic adults cope with stress and anxiety. As part of this research, we are holding a free web-based mindfulness group that will teach some new ways to better cope with these feelings. We are evaluating the outcome of these groups.
  • The group will take place weekly for 6 weeks
  • November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5 and 12 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm (CDT)
 

 

JVS Toronto

Free Services

ASD Job Readiness Project 

A unique six-month program that helps individuals on the Autism Spectrum fi nd and keep a job.

 

A program for individuals, age 18 to 30, who have been diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum, including Asperger’s, and are struggling to fi nd or maintain employment.
 

We Can Help You:

  • Identify workplace strengths and abilities
  • Improve your social and communication skills
  • Explore employment opportunities based on your strengths and experience
 

You Will Learn:

  • How to market your skills, abilities and experience to potential employers
  • Communication and workplace etiquette
  • How to disclose your diagnosis to employers
 

Program Includes:

  • Eight weeks of vocational workshops and assessments
  • One-on-one employment counselling
  • Up to 14 weeks of job coaching support during your employment
  • Education and support for your employer including on-boarding and accommodations
 
Now accepting applications for Toronto and York Region
 
Miriam & Larry Robbins 1 Open Door
Joseph & Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus
9600 Bathurst Street, Suite 242
Vaughan, ON L6A 3Z8
intake@jvstoronto.org
(416) 649-1619
 
Please select image to download an ASD Job Readiness Project flyer.
 
 
 
 
 
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