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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Upcoming Events 

 


Transition Fair for Students with Diverse Abilities

(families and educators welcome)

 

  • February 22, 2020
  • 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Humber College, North Campus
    203 Humber College Blvd.
    E135 & E Concourse
  • Free Admission/Free Parking/
  • Accessible
  • Tickets available at bestbuddies.ca/transition-program
  • Snacks, refreshments and prizes!

 

Connect with partners who can assist with training, work and volunteer experiences, mentors, recreation, assisted living etc.:

Aptus
Humber College
Community Access
Job Start
Learning Centre
JVS
Community Living
Meta Centre
Ontario
Project Works
ConnectAbility
Reena
Christian Horizons
Specialisterne
Extend-A-Family
and more
Harmony Place

Questions?
Contact Nathan Girodat at nathan@bestbuddies.ca or 416-531-0003
Please select image below for a Transitions Fair 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.
 

 

JobStart

Where Futures Begin

  • Are You Looking for Full Time or Part Time Work?

  • Do You Have a Disability?

  • Are You 15-29 Years Old?

  • We Can Help You!

 

JobStart’s Youth Programs Is Offering

  • 3 Weeks Paid Job Readiness and Pre-employment Workshops
  • Paid Job Placement
  • Free First Aid and CPR and Food Handlers Training and Certification
  • Free Customer Service, Cash Register and Smart Serve Training
  • Mentoring and Networking Events
  • Financial Support for Transportation, Work & Interview Clothing
  • Soft Skills Training
  • Personality Dimensions
 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Ontario resident with eligible to work in Canada
  • Unemployed, not attending/participating in full time school or work
  • Able to commit to 3-week workshop, followed by employment.
 

Workshop:

  • Monday January 6 – Friday January 24, 2020
  • 9:30am – 4:30pm
 

TO REGISTER CONTACT

Mercy: (416) 231-2295 ext. 5723/ 5741 or email m.prempeh@jobstart.org
219 Dufferin St. Suite 1C, Toronto, ON. M6K 3J1 (Dufferin & King)
jobstart.org | TTY: 711

 

Please select image below to download a JobStart 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!


 


p4p

Planning Network

 
In this BRAND NEW webcast, disability expert & advocate Graeme Treeby clarifies changes to the Ontario Disability Support Program for 2020 while providing an overview of how to qualify for ODSP and the application process. This webcast will provide an overview of: 
  • The state of ODSP under the current government
  • How to qualify and apply for ODSP
  • Definition of disability under ODSP
  • Employment Supports and how work impacts ODSP
 
 
ODSP 2020
January 22, at 7pm
Register Here FREE
 
It outlines the different funding and supports a person with a disability can qualify for, including information on ODSP.
 
Please click here for a p4p 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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