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Youth (Ages 13-17)

Respite
The Respite program is a recreational and play-based program where youth have exposure to social, recreational, leisure and theme-based activities in a group environment both in the center and in the community. A large focus of our Respite program is community inclusion and integration. Participants will have the opportunity to go for locals walks and outings using the TTC with their group. We offer both partially funded and fee for service evening and weekend respite.

Winter, March, and Summer Camps
During camp, participants will take part in traditional, exciting camp activities, and community events. Our camps provide youth with a recreational environment where fun and learning come together in a day of structured activities. Camp activities provide the participants with opportunities to meet their individualized gross motor, fine motor, and sensory needs while encouraging communication, socialization and discovery.

SOCIAL/LIFE SKILLS GROUPS (1:3 ratio)

PEERS Adolescents
Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) program is to teach socially motivated teens the skills necessary to make and keep meaningful friendships. In this evidence-based social skills program, teens will discuss, problem solve and practice different social interactions to build their confidence in navigating the teenage social world. This program is fully funded through the Ontario Trillium Grants through Geneva Centre for Autism.

Life Skills
This Life Skills program provides teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorder the opportunity to learn and practice life skills related to encouraging successful transition into adulthood and independence. Through modelling, rehearsal, games and activities participants will develop the skills to promote independence in and outside of the home.

Youth Job Connections Summer Program @ GCA
The Youth Job Connection (YJC) @ GCA is a collaboration between Geneva Centre and Acces Employment to provide pre-employment training during the summer months for individuals between the ages of 15-18 years, with a diagnosis of ASD. The program will assist with:

  • Improving your resume and practicing your interview skills
  • Participating in networking opportunities with employers that are hiring
  • Using social media to give you a job search advantage
  • Learning how to profile your experience and education
  • Finding a paid job or placement through ACCES’s network of employers

Additional financial supports may be available as you are completing the training for this program http://accesemployment.ca/job-search-for-youth

Register or check out a full listing of our programs for youth

Developmental Services Toronto

Developmental Services Toronto

To find out other services for youth and adults in Toronto,

please visit Developmental Services Ontario Toronto website.

Ready, Willing & Able

READY, WILLING & ABLE

Geneva Centre for Autism is proud to host Ready, Willing & Able for the Toronto region. This three-year project is funded by the Government of Canada to increase workforce participation of people with intellectual disabilities or autism spectrum disorder. In its momentous first year, Ready, Willing & Able has established partnerships with employers of all sizes across the country, including Costco Wholesale, Home Depot, and Holloway Lodging.

http://readywillingable.ca/