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Developmental Services Ontario

Join us for a free webcast!
Why you should apply for services after getting Passport $5000 funding
This webcast will help you understand the important role that the application package can play in your life.
What's in it for you:
  • a brief overview of DSO,
  • application package details and understanding the process,
  • reasons why you should apply for funded services beyond Passport funds, and
  • what happens after you complete the application package.
June 18, 2020, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., includes live Q&A.

Have questions? Submit them by June 16, 2020, so that we can try to answer as many as possible for the live Q&A portion of the webcast. 


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Surry Place Wellness Services

Finding Moments of ​Respite - Live Webinars

During these unprecedented times, caregivers are increasingly stressed with added daily responsibilities of care while not having access to typical supports. This workshop will explore the health risks associated with stress and anxiety and identify and address the new barriers and struggles that caregivers are facing. 

Presenters will work with caregivers to identify strategies for addressing these new challenges, provide suggestions and activities for self-care and will help caregivers find creative ways to find moments of respite for themselves while they are restricted to the home.

This workshop is targeted specifically to address caregiver needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The session will run for about 45 minutes followed by a 15 minute live Q&A. All parents, guardians, caregivers and support workers are welcome to participate.

**This session is best suited for those who have access to a web browser**

NOTE: Participants will receive a link to join the event, the day before the session, by email.

Dates offered:

  • June 1, 2020 @ 2:30 pm
  • June 11, 2020 @ 9 am
  • July 9, 2020 @ 9 am

Location: Live online (link will be sent via email the day before the session) 


You can find more information on our website

Or Call 1-833-575-KIDS (5437)

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Cor​brook is offering FREE workshops on Zoom!

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Our workshops will give you the opportunity to gain new skills, explore various topics of interest, meet new people and expand your horizons! We are offering a variety of topics including:
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Pre-Employment Training
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Karaoke
  • Money Management
  • Yoga and Fitness
  • Cooking and Nutrition
  • Self-Advocacy and Activism
  • Life Skills
  • Fun and Games
  • Dance
  • Social Drop-Ins

To register or get more information please email Louise or Irene​. Please provide a phone number you can be reached at.

Registration will be first come, first serve with a maximum of two workshops per week. See the attached schedule​ for program descriptions and workshop times.

*Please note that you will require a computer/tablet with video capabilities (webcam) and access to the internet in order to participate in Zoom workshops.* 


Triple P: Positi​ve Parenting Program

Video Communication Trial – May & June 2020

  • Do you have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder between the ages of 2-8?
  • Does your child experience mild to moderate behavioural challenges?
  • Are you interested in participating in weekly 2-hour online sessions for 6 weeks?
  • Do you want to learn strategies to help improve your child’s behaviour?

If you answered yes to the above questions, you may be eligible to join
this free trial program.

The first session will be held on
Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 from 2:00pm-4:00pm.

This program will run every Wednesday from 2-4pm for 6 weeks
and the final session will be held on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020.

Please contact program organizers to register or ask questions:
Victoria Rombos 
416-425-6220 ext. 3474 

Genevieve Ferguson 
416-425-6220 ext. 3275​

Please click the image below to download Triple P: Positive Parenting Program​ flyer.


Employm​e​nt Works

Improve your skills.

Discover your potential.

What is Employm​entWorks?

EmploymentWorks is a program for adults with autism and other disabilities that offers employment preparedness training and support, combined with jobs sampling and hands-on experience.

Please click here for details about EmploymentWorks.

Autism Ontario Webinars

Autism Ontario webinars are designed to be an interactive, easy-to-understand, resource for parents, professionals and educators. Webinars are presented in either English or French, by subject matter experts, in a discussion-based format. 

Webinars are a convenient way for viewers to:

  • Stay on top of current research findings,
  • Learn about educational advocacy, 
  • Build resources to support a child with ASD in school, 
  • Gain tools to keep children and youth safe, 
  • Learn strategies to navigate the lifespan of children, youth and families affected by ASD.

Please click here to visit the Autism Ontario Webinars website​.


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.



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: May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4 & 11

from 4:00pm to 5:00pm (EST)

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

Please click here for a Free Autism Mindfulness Group flyer​.​

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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

Time and dates: May 7, 14, 21, 28 , June 4 & 11
from 2:00pm to 3:00pm (EST)

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 families.

If you are a parent/sibling of an autistic individual and this is something you might be interested in learning more about, please complete page 2 of this form and send it to Brianne 

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
(416) 649-1619
Please select image to download an ASD Job Readiness Project flyer.
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