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Parent Support Groups

Parent NetworksDo you want to connect with other parents and caregivers of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Would you like to share or receive information, ideas and resources?
Are you looking for a place to discuss your concerns and challenges with other families?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions this may be an opportunity for you.

Parent Support Groups create an opportunity for parents/caregivers of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder to exchange ideas, discuss challenges and share resources. These groups foster a sense of community and enables parents/caregivers to share ideas in a supportive and positive environment. Parents/caregivers play a key role in identifying discussion topics in the various groups. Issues such as education, sibling relationships, stress management, community resources and employment options for youth and adults have been explored in the past. For more information contact 416-322-7877 ext 513

All sessions are held at the Geneva Centre for Autism.   

Please refer to the Parent Training Calendar for current dates and times of our Parent Support Group Sessions

Young Carers Sibling Group

ATTENTION SIBLINGS WHO ARE 8-12 YEARS OLD!

The Young Carers Program is partnering with the Geneva Centre for Autism to offer a free 6 week program called Young Carers SIBS.

A Young Carer is a child or youth who is in a caregiving role for a family member due to an illness or disability. In this case siblings who are helping care for their brother or sister with autism. Sometimes  it’s hard to see the impact a young carer may feel. Sometimes they worry a lot about their sibling, or have trouble talking about their feelings, or making time for friends and play. Sometimes the biggest difference can be just meeting other kids who “get it”!  At the SIBS program we will be doing lots of fun activities that are all about being a SIB! We’ll be doing group games and problem solving challenges, expressing our artistic side, and learning more about our important role. You’ll get tips from other kids just like you who have a sibling with autism, and learn how to be the healthiest happiest you!

Please refer to the Parent Training Calendar for current information on Support Groups.