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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Upcoming Events 


World Autism Awareness Day ​Virtual Flag Raising

April 2, 2020


Everyone is encouraged to wear blue to show their support for students with autism and the staff and families who are dedicated to their development and well-being.​


For more information please visit: https://www.autismontario.com/news/join-us-virtually-world-autism-awareness-day​​




Special Webcast

Staying Connected

While Social Distancing 

Tuesday March 24 at 4pm (EDT) 

Register Here​


The COVID-19 pandemic and the efforts to contain it have changed our lives dramatically. While many will find ways to cope, people that were vulnerable before are at an even greater risk.


With social distancing, many people living with a disability who rely on the support of others will become even more isolated and vulnerable as the crisis continues.

 

If you have a family member or friend with a disability who you are concerned about, join us for a discussion on how we can better support people to stay connected during these challenging times.

 

Host Anna Bruno will lead a conversation with panelists:

  • Al Etmanski, Co-founder of PLAN & Author
  • Vickie Cammack, Co-founder of PLAN
  • Rebecca Pauls, Executive Director of PLAN
  • Susan Beayni, Parent and co-founder of P4P


Staying Connected While Social Distancing

Tuesday March 24 at 4pm (EDT)   

P4P.ca | planningnetwork.ca

290 Carlaw Ave, Suite 207 Toronto, ON, M4M 3L1 | 416.232.9444 | info@p4p.ca



 

Autism Awareness Flag Raising Event

CANCELLED     

 

  • 9:45 – Students arrive and gather – Quigley Hall
  • 10:00 - Welcome and Prayers – Quigley Hall
  • 10:15 - Flag Raising Event in front of the CEC
  • 10:30 - Snacks and activities - Quigley Hall
  • 11:30 – Dismissal

 

Please select image below to download an Autism Awareness Flag Raising Event flyer.



Sensory-friendly Saturdays 

Offered the first Saturday of every month

3–7 p.m.

 

Come celebrate neurodiversity!

 

The Ontario Science Centre is partnering up with Geneva Centre for Autism and others to offer sensory-friendly events and programming.
 
With a variety of communities in mind, Sensory-friendly Saturdays were developed to provide an environment that is inclusive, accessible and respectful. Open to everyone, the programming is appropriate for all ages and abilities.
Dates in 2020:
February 1 / March 7 / April 4 / May 2 / June 6 / July 4 / August 1 / September 5 / October 3 / November 7 / December 5
For more information, please visit the Sensory-friendly Saturdays website.
 

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

Time & Dates: March 26, April 2, 9 16, 23, 30 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm (ADT)

You will be able to participate in the group virtually, using video conferencing to connect with the group facilitators and other participants.

If you’re an autistic adult (18+ years of age) and this is something you might be interested in learning more about, please contact Brianne Redquest at brianne.redquest@camh.ca. 

Please select the image below to download an Autism Mindfulness Group flyer.

 
 

FREE Web-Based Parent/Sibling Group


We have been researching how to support parents/siblings of autistic adults. As part of this research, we are holding a free web-based mindfulness group for parents/siblings to help them cope.

Groups will run for 6 weeks for 90 minutes

Date and Times: March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
from 7:00pm to 8:30pm (ADT)

You will be able to participate in the group virtually using your home computer and a telephone line that connects you with the group facilitators and other parents/siblings.

If you are a parent/sibling of an autistic individual and this is something you might be interested in learning more about, please complete the back of this form and return it to Brianne at brianne.redquest@camh.ca. Should you have any questions please contact Brianne by email or at 416-535-8501 ext. 33923.

Interest and Inf​ormation

  • Name:
  • Address:
  • Email:
  • Telephone number:

How do you prefer to be contacted: e-mail / mail / telephone
If telephone, when are you most commonly available?

For Parents:

  • Does your autistic child live at home? Yes / No
  • Is your autistic child over 16 years old? Yes / No
  • Do you have a computer at home? Yes / No
  • Is your computer equipped with a web camera? Yes / No
  • Have you participated in parent support groups before? Yes / No
  • Do you have any experience with mindfulness? Yes / No

For Siblings

  • Does your autistic sibling live with you? Yes / No
  • Is your autistic sibling over 16 years old? Yes / No
  • Do you have a computer at home? Yes / No
  • Is your computer equipped with a web camera? Yes / No
  • Have you participated in sibling support groups before? Yes / No
  • Do you have any experience with mindfulness? Yes / No

Thank you very much for your interest


Please select the image below to download a Web-Based Parent/Sibling Group​ flyer. 





 
 

Free Mindfulness Groups 2020

for autistic adults, parents and siblings

 
York University and CAMH have been researching how to support parents/siblings of adults with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as well as exploring ways to help autistic adults cope with stress and anxiety.
 
As part of this research, we are holding free web-based mindfulness groups to choose from starting this winter. Each group runs for 6 weeks (one hour per week).
 
Participation in the groups is virtual using your home computer and a telephone to connect you with the group facilitators and other families.
 
Adult Group: Thursdays, February 5th to March 11th 6:00-7:00pm MT (8-9pm ET)
If you’re an adult (18+ years of age) on the autism spectrum and this is something you might be interested in learning more about, please contact Brianne by email at brianne.redquest@camh.ca.
 
Caregiver Group: Thursdays, January 30th to March 5th 1:00-2:30pm MT (3-4:30 ET)
If this is something you might be interested in learning more about, please contact Brianne by email at brianne.redquest@camh.ca.
 
For more information please contact Brianne by email brianne.redquest@camh.ca or at
416-535-8501 ext. 33923.
 
Please click here to download a Free Mindfulness Group flyer.
 

 

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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