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Transitioning Adult 18+

Pathways of Extended Learning Programs
Full Time Vocational and Pre-Vocational Programs

The Pathways of Extended Learning is funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services. The program is a goal focused transitional program that aids in providing support to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder to achieve their individualized goals. Individuals are connected with a Community Options Facilitator, who provides 1:1 coaching support to assist the individual to reach their full potential.

Goals could be opportunities in the workplace, volunteering, continuing education, or life skills building to support individuals to successfully participate in their community by optimizing their independence.

Location of services can be at Geneva Centre for Autism, in the communtiy, or in the home and is determined by the individual’s goals.

Current Pathways are but not limited to:

  • Computers and Technology
  • Office and Administration
  • Culinary
  • Arts
  • Retail
  • Life Skills
  • Child Care
  • Agriculture
  • Transportation
  • Environmental Services
  • Construction
  • Law/Justice
  • Health/Wellness
  • Animal Services
  • Mechnical/Electronic

Our mission with this program is empower adults with ASD in achieving their goals through community involvement and increasing independence. We will do this by:

  • Developing Pathways that reflect on individual strengths and interests
  • Providing transitional supports that enhance independence
  • Creating opportunities
  • Removing barriers
  • Advocating
  • Empowering
  • Collaborating

Who is eligible for funded services?

Candidates are between the ages of 18-30 years old who live in Toronto, have a formal diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and have been deemed eligible for funded services by Developmetal Services Ontario (DSO).

Not yet registered with DSO?

Individuals who are interested in applying to the Pathways to Extended Learning Program and are new to Adult Developmental Service Ontario (DSO) please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 1-855-DS-ADULT (1-855-372-3858).

Already registered with DSO?

Individuals who are already connected to Developmental Service Ontario Toronto Region (DSO Toronto Region) please contact your lead agency about applying for the Pathways to Extended Learning Program.

For our Pathways of Extended Learning Application, please click here

  • Thank you to the following Organizations and Foundations that have helped fund our Adult Services and new Pathways.

    bmoThe Counselling Foundation of CanadaHarry E. Foster FoundationState StreetLloyd Carr-Harris FoundationThe Tippet Foundation