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with Autism - Kerry`s Place Autism Services
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Spring 2011
Autism
Enhancing lives!
Calvin Bilodeau with Ashley Greco, morning co-host of Z103.5
On Thursday, March 3rd our friend Calvin from the South East Region had an exciting adventure when he
travelled to Toronto to visit morning radio show co-hosts Scott Fox and Ashley Greco of The Z103.5 Morning
Show with Scott & Ashley, as well as Gary Gamble and Stacey Englehart of 88.5 The Jewel.
“I had the most wonderful opportunity to visit my favourite radio station Z103.5!! I am very interested in radio
broadcasting; it’s my dream to become an on-air announcer. That morning, I arrived at the radio station (after a
long drive from Kingston!) for 5:45 a.m. excited and nervous. Kathryn introduced me first to Gary and Stacey
from 88.5 The Jewel. It was really cool seeing them in action and it was especially interesting to see how Stacey
reported the traffic and news. They showed us a little about how they gathered the news.
Then I had an extremely good time talking with the morning show team at Z103.5. Ashley, Scott and Alyssa
were so friendly. They showed me so much of what they do and made it look even more enticing than it
already is! I had a blast and learned, at the same time, what it takes to make a show on the radio
work. Listening to Z103.5 is an amazing fun experience and now I know what goes on behind the magic. Thank
you Kathryn for making it happen! Awesome!!”
~ Calvin Bilodeau
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KERRY’S PLACE AUTISM SERVICES
Board of Directors
with
Isabel Meharry
Board Chair
Jeff Holmes
Vice Chair
Spring 2011
Nancy Lala
Treasurer
Editor:
General Directors:
David Acri
Roland Beauregard
Robert Hart
Lorne Hartman
Jordana Huber
David Morrow
Jay Serdua
Mark Walsh
Kathryn McNea
Contributors:
Jennifer Adams
Stephanie Conant
Jennifer Van Nest
Janice Bell
Rose Ann Punnett
Bridget Goldenberg
Adolfo Castellano
Published by:
Kerry’s Place Autism Services
34 Berczy St., Ste. #190
Aurora, ON L4G 1W9
Charitable Registration #107565665 RR0001
www.kerrysplaceautismservices.org
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Glenn Rampton
Toronto
Joe Persaud
Regional Executive Directors
Central West
Regional Executive Director
[email protected]
12A – 219 Dufferin St.
Toronto, ON M6K 3J1
Tel: (416) 537-2000
Fax: (416) 537-7715
South East
David Pugh
Acting Regional Executive Director
[email protected]
189 Victoria Street
Belleville, ON K8N 2B9
Tel: (613) 968-5554
Fax: (613) 967-4445
Alternate Services and
Community
Capacity
Enhancement
Christine Johnson
Executive Director
[email protected]
34 Berczy St., Suite 190
Aurora, ON L4G 1W9
Tel: (905) 841-6611
Fax: (905) 841-1461
Jim Preston
Regional Executive Director
[email protected]
25 Van Kirk Drive, Unit 3
Brampton, ON L7A 1A6
Tel: (905) 457-8711
Fax: (905) 457-8462
Central East
Brenda Scott
Regional Executive Director
[email protected]
34 Berczy St., Suite 201
Aurora, ON L4G 1W9
Tel: (905) 713-6808
Fax: (905) 841-1461
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Ashley, Calvin, Scott & Alyssa
“It was such a treat getting to meet Calvin. He is a wonderful young man who is clearly passionate about
this industry. It takes a lot of it to go far so I don’t doubt for one second that he won’t be successful.
All the best!
ASHLEY GRECO
Z103.5 CO-HOST, THE Z103.5 MORNING SHOW WITH SCOTT & ASHLEY
Chris, Gary, Calvin & Stacey
We Care!
Volunteer to Make a Difference
Volunteering is a great way to develop new skills and gain experience, knowing that your work is truly valued, and that you
are making a difference.
Calvin & Scott Fox
For fundraising volunteer opportunities,
please contact Jennifer [email protected]
For other volunteer opportunities,
please contact Lisa [email protected]
Calvin at The Jewel 88.5 FM
SPRING 2011 3
Enhancing Lives!
On the Cover
RDSP
Registered Disability Savings Plan
Securing the future for Canadians with disabilities
The RDSP is a savings plan that will assist families in planning for the long-term financial security of our relatives
with disabilities. Over time, the RDSP will provide billions of dollars to supplement income, enable home ownership, and enhance quality of life for as many as 500,000 Canadians with disabilities. RDSPs became available at
financial institutions in December of 2008.
Highlights of the RDSP:
x
Like Registered Education Savings Plans, the plan will allow funds to be invested tax-free until withdrawal
x
Any individual that is eligible for the Disability Tax Credit may establish an RDSP
x
In the case of a minor child, a parent or guardian can establish and direct the RDSP
x
$200,000 lifetime contribution limit, but there are no annual limits on contributions
x
Contributions permitted by the individual, family member and/or friends
x
No restrictions on when the funds can be used or for what purpose
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of your net income. You may also be eligible for a provincial tax credit. The amount of the provincial tax credit available varies
between provinces.
Donations must be made by December 31st to be claimed against your income for the current year. However, you do not
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For many families, sending your child to camp can be difficult to manage.
That is why there are so many wonderful programs that cover the cost of
participation in an invaluable experience like summer camp. Many corporations, charities, clubs, religious organizations and government programs
offer funding programs.
The Ontario Camp Association provides names and information about
these resources.
Name: ______________________________
www.ontariocamps.ca
Province: ______ Postal Code ___________
For information about camp subsidy
programs visit:
Email: ______________________________
www.ontariocamps.ca/parents/bursary_subsidy
Address: ____________________________
Apt. # _______
City ___________________
Fee Structure
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Individual Membership
Persons with Autism,
Seniors and Student
Corporate Membership
Associate Membership for
staff/management
(non-voting)
I am also making a donation of
$20.00
$15.00
$60.00
$20.00
$________
(Charitable receipts are issued for donations
of $20.00 or more)
TOTAL AMOUNT:
(Membership fee + donation)
$________
Method of Payment
[ ]
Cheque enclosed—made payable to
Kerry’s Place Autism Services
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Money Order
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Visa/Mastercard
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Exp:_________ (mm/yyyy) CVN#_______
Signature: __________________________
There are many benefits associated with being a
Kerry’s Place Autism
Services Member. Please visit our
website at www.kerrysplace.org
or contact Jennifer Van Nest at
[email protected]
for more details.
Thank you for your support!
Membership fees also include membership to
Kerry’s Place Residential Services.
SPRING 2011 5
Information
Membership Application
& Donation Form
KERRY’S PLACE AUTISM SERVICES
MAKING SUMMER CAMP
AFFORDABLE
Thank You Tony Hope & The
Masonic Foundation of Ontario
It was with mixed emotions that we greeted Mr. Tony Hope to the
KPAS Head Office in February 2011. During his visit, Tony delivered the
latest generous donation from The Masonic Foundation of Ontario in
support of the KPAS Enhanced Support Program. The support provided
by The Masonic Foundation of Ontario will be used to provide shortterm crisis prevention and intervention supports to people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families throughout Ontario.
During Tony’s visit, KPAS extended a heartfelt thanks to Mr. Hope for
all of his support and advocacy over the past countless number of years.
Tony has been instrumental in enhancing the quality of life for people
with an ASD. Tony and his wife have embarked on another life adventure
which will take Tony away from his roles with The Masonic Foundation
of Ontario. We wish them both only best wishes.
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Mr. Tony Hope, The Masonic Foundation of
Ontario and Jennifer Adams, KPAS Fundraising Manager
Toronto Residents’
Fund
Kerry’s Place is pleased to announce the newly designated
Toronto Residents’ Fund. This fund has been specifically
established to provide opportunities for social activities for
the residents of our Toronto locations. In the past, funding
for social activities came from the annual and popular Toronto Bowlathon event. The intention of creating a designated fund is to enable KPAS to receive gifts throughout the
year with the purpose of promoting and encouraging social
inclusion. By supporting the Toronto Residents’ Fund you
will be helping people with an ASD achieve personal life
goals, while benefitting from different life experiences. Opportunities for and access to social activities are important
to everyone’s overall health and quality of life – especially for
people with an ASD who commonly encounter difficulties in
these areas.
Contributions to the Toronto Residents’ Fund will allow our
Toronto residents to continue to have access to the financial
resources necessary to enable them to seek out and participate in recreational and social experiences for personal
growth. Last year, with access to this funding some of our
residents enjoyed a restful weekend at a cottage in Kawartha
Lakes while others experienced country living at a rural
property and still more participated in various day trips in
and around the city. To learn more or to donate please call
Jennifer at 905-841-6611 ext. 333 or email at
[email protected]
A Special Thanks to the Following Individuals who supported
the Toronto Residents’ Fund through the Bowlathon Social
Event:
Elizabeth Amos
John Bekiaris
John Campbell
Richard De Melo
Thanh Trung Duoung
Paul Feeney Jr.
Frank Gaggi
Rebecca Green
Robert Hart
Charles Ketter
Lise Lareau
Donna MacNeil
Rosemarie Morgan
Brian Quinn
Schomberg Lions Club
Abdu Shum
Lola Simkus
Joel Steinman
Ralph Thomson
Denise Wilson
Mr. & Mrs. Ardila
Jane Blake
Isabel De Melo
Phyllis Disenhouse
Oloyede Fadoju
Dianne Gaggi
Marie Gaggi
Ted Hackborn
Anar Ismail-Vachi
Barbara Lareau
Allan Lyons
Pauline McDowell
Rosemary Platt-Marson
David Ritchie
Cheryl Semple
Archie & Peggy Sillars
Steve Simkus
Eleanor Stephen-Ritchie
Daphne Whitelaw-Howe
Shirley Quinn
The 18th Annual KPAS Toronto Bowlathon was held on
Sunday April 10th at the Thorncliffe Bowlerama in East
Toronto.
This year marked several changes for the Bowlathon.
Volunteer Eleanor Ritchie Stephen stepped down as the
event organizer but she remained a fantastic mentor and
the event was enjoyed by about 70 people. Another
change involves the ability to donate to the Toronto Residents’ Fund year round. Communication went out to past
donors inviting them to join us at the event as well as the
opportunity to donate to the Fund so that Toronto residents could enjoy social activities including vacations.
At the event, bowlers, support staff, family and friends
enjoyed competing against each other and all registered
participants were eligible to win fantastic prizes.
Special thanks go out to volunteers Eleanor Ritchie
Stephen, David Ritchie, Gail Feeney, Richard S, Madelaine
Keels, Malcolm Dooley and Sandra Gibbs.
SPRING 2011 7
Toronto Region Community Supports
Another busy winter has passed for the KPAS Toronto Community Supports team. While program participants have finished
the winter session of the Social Skills Group for 12-18 year old youth with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, other programs like
the Music Therapy pilot program and the CASIE (CAMH/KPAS Asperger’s Syndrome Interaction and Education) program are soon
coming to a close. But not for long! Please call 416-537-2000 to ask about registering for the Fall. The piloted Asperger’s
Syndrome Job Readiness Program has also finished successfully (please see article in this edition). As always, the Adult Social
group, the Partnership in Autism, the Swim Club, the Music Group, and the Weekend Adult Respite program continue in full-swing.
Thanks to the Edwards Charitable Foundation, we are pleased to announce that new pilot projects for children and young
adults with an ASD will be starting in May and June (please check our website for details as they arise or request to be added to our
e-mailing list). You may also call Stephanie at 416-537-2000 ext. 228 to inquire about these future programs, including a Cooking Club, an ‘Aspie Support’ Group, Art Therapy, Yoga, Video-Gaming groups, and more!
If you would like to be on our monthly Community emails distribution list, please contact the admin assistants with your email address!
Spring is finally HERE!
Spring is finally here and the individuals at the Weekend Day Respite program could not be anymore excited. This is a time
when outside activities become the norm and allow participants to interact with nature. All winter long there have been
plans to go to High Park, Niagara Falls, Centre Island, the Lakeshore beaches, and more. The time has finally come and weekend by weekend we will play under the sun.
April 9 & 10 temperatures were what we needed to pursue a wonderful trip. We decided to first drive to Niagara Falls and
together walk to enjoy the scenery and the smell of blooming flowers. Dan, Jason, Gab, Larry and Tony showed great enthusiasm by the thought of travelling and having ice cream by the falls. So we gathered our music and food and together left for our
adventure.
The trip was fantastic…. clear blue skies and empty roads made it smooth sailing, and while singing along the way we were
there in no time! The weather was more than what we expected, we were able to walk around as planned, eat delicious
treats and enjoy the scenery and the Falls. The participants were very happy and it was just a delightful afternoon.
Upon returning back to the coach house something in the air had changed and our jackets seemed no longer necessary; hopefully (just dreaming!) it will continue to stay this way! We all look forward to doing more wonderful outdoor activities and we
all look forward to spending more time with each other very soon.
Written by Bridget Goldenberg & Adolfo Castellano
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Written by Stephanie Conant, Community Supports Manager, Toronto
At the end of March this year, all 6 participants who had
begun their journey towards competitive employment back
in October, successfully completed this six-month pilot program. Through a grant from the federal government’s Service Canada program, JVS invited Kerry’s Place (both Toronto and Central East regions) to collaborate with them to
offer this unique program to individuals (18-30) with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) to prepare them for employment.
Although this was funded as a pilot project, the partners are
looking into new funding and other means of collaborating.
Aside from the strong commitment, enthusiasm, and successes of the participants, both JVS and KPAS contributed to
the overall success of the program. This included intake,
curriculum development, vocational assessments, introductory and job retention workshops, job coaching, weekly
consultations with a KPAS Autism Associate, and job placement coordination and maintenance.
The following quotes from the participants highlight some of
the struggles that this population sometimes faces, and are,
more importantly, testament to their enormous success in
finishing the program.
Shaun: “I loved working with people here. Everyone was understanding and they taught me greater patience and how to deal
with my anger.”
Tobias: “I’m going through a lot of transition and this program
helped me through.”
Bruno: “I found the program very convincing. When it comes to
fighting our disadvantages at work and in society, the program
promoted good advice to disclose at an interview and how to get
along.”
Julian: “I felt it was very insightful, the discussions we were having. We learnt from the experiences we had. We managed to
digest a lot of information about the workplace.”
[Front row] Kathy (JVS); Suzan (JVS); Pam (JVS); Bruno
(participant)
[Back row] Julian (participant) ; Gail (JVS) ; Bob (participant) ;
Carol (JVS manager) ; Saad (participant) ; Kathy (KPAS staff) ;
Shaun (participant) ; Steph (KPAS manager)
[Not pictured]: Natasha Roberts (KPAS staff & 1-1 counselor
to participants); Vitas (participant)
Vitas Jaglowitz, a person whom we support in the Supported
Independent Living program in Toronto, wanted to share with
readers that he completed the Asperger’s Syndrome Job
Readiness Program this March--a program implemented
through a joint partnership between KPAS and JVS Toronto.
With the support of both agencies, Vitas participated in a three
-week intensive workshop, where he had the opportunity to
explore his interests and talents, and to work on (and share
with his peers) some of the skills necessary to enter the workforce. With the help of his job coach, Vitas has created a resume and has begun looking for part-time work. Vitas hopes to
eventually work part-time at a library or bookstore. He would
like to sincerely thank Stephanie Conant, Manager of Community Supports at KPAS, and everyone at JVS Toronto who advocated for and helped support Vitas begin this important phase
in his life.
Written by Natasha Palacio, Autism Support Assistant, CQL Reliable Interviewer
Autism Associate Kathy Stamogiannos enjoyed her role as
on behalf of Vitas Jaglowitz
facilitator of job retention workshops, a role she shared with
JVS job coach Gail Silver, who said the participants were at
first “strangers in a strange land”; however, by the end of
the program they had found common ground with the content and with one another and, as Kathy put it: “they were
teaching each other”.
Special recognition goes to Kerry’s Place Central East Region who also completed their pilot with great success—to
Shana Gibson and her dedicated staff, as well as to JVS for
giving us this opportunity to partner with them and provide
an essential service to people with AS. Finally, enormous
kudos goes to my new Rising Stars this month: Kathy Stamogiannos and Natasha Roberts for their dedication to the
participants, their overall contribution to the program, and
their tenacity in sticking with the ups-and-downs that invariably come with a brand-new project!
To make a donation to
Kerry’s Place
Autism Services,
please visit
www.kerrysplace.org or
call our Fundraising
Department
(905) 841-6611 ext. 328
SPRING 2011 9
Regional News
Asperger’s Syndrome Job Readiness
Pilot Program Comes to an End
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SPRING 2011
Events
SPRING 2011 11
EFFECTIVE SUPPORTS FOR PEOPLE WITH AN ASD AND OTHER
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES: THE PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES OF
UNIVERSAL ENHANCEMENT—A FOUR PART SEMINAR
with Dr. Thomas Pomeranz, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Date: June 2nd—3rd, 2011
9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Le Jardin Conference & Event Centre • 8440 Hwy. 27, Woodbridge, ON
Part I:
Supported Routines: Best Practices for a
Fulfilling Life
Part II: Best Practice Instructional Strategies for
Effective Teaching
Part III: Positive Behavioural Support: Meeting
Unmet Needs
Part IV: Achieving the Right of Adult Status
Registration includes:
Continental breakfast, lunch refreshment breaks and all
materials for both days. Register BEFORE May 15th for
the Early Bird rates below!
Parents/Individuals with Autism and Students: free workshop; only materials cost of $80.00
Professionals:
$250.00
Please visit the KPAS website and click on Education & Training. For further information call (905) 841-6611 extension 364
Dr. Tom Pomeranz is a nationally recognized authority, trainer, clinician and consultant in the
field of services for people with disabilities. Over the last forty (40) years, Tom has conducted
thousands of seminars and programs throughout the United States and Canada. His audiences
praise his ability to combine information, humor, passion and storytelling into an informative
whole that does not just present the information, but really communicates it in a memorable
fashion.
REGISTRATION FORM: PLEASE USE ONE FORM PER PERSON
NAME:
PARENT
ADDRESS:
CITY:
PROV/STATE:
PROFESSIONAL
AFFILIATION:
POSTAL/ZIP CODE:
EMAIL ADDRESS: (REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION):
Dr. Thomas Pomeranz Workshop — June 2-3, 2011
TELEPHONE:
CHEQUE
FAX:
CREDIT CARD
VISA
MASTERCARD
CARD NUMBER:
EXPIRY
(mm/yyyy)
PLEASE NOTE: Registration fees for a conference are refundable if made 30 days prior to the event, and will be subject to a 20% processing fee.
Registration fees for a conference cancelled after the notice period and/or because of non-attendance will not be refunded.
CARDHOLDER NAME:
Amount (Early Bird Special):
CARDHOLDER SIGNATURE:
$250.00
$80.00
MAIL COMPLETED REGISTRATION FORM TO: Kerry’s Place Autism Services—Attention Capacity Building 34 Berczy Street, Suite 190
Aurora, ON L4G 1W9
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All workshops are FREE of charge and available to anyone interested in attending. Please visit
www.kerrysplaceautismservices.org/respitetraining to register and see full descriptions of each workshop.
YORK
Toilet Training for Children with Autism and other Special Needs
Location: Vellore Village Community Centre - 1 Villa Royale Ave, Woodbridge Activity Room #1
Date & Time: Tuesday May 31, 2011
9:00 am—3:00 pm
Introduction to American Sign Language
Location: Vellore Village Community Centre - 1 Villa Royale Ave, Woodbridge Activity Room #1
Date & Time: Wednesday June 15, 2011
11:00 am—2:00 pm
SIMCOE
Introduction to American Sign Language
Location: Simcoe Community Services - 39 Fraser Court, Barrie - Training Room
Date & Time: Monday May 30, 2011
11:00 am—2:00 pm
Sexuality Information and Strategies for Caregivers of Individuals with ASD
Location: Behaviour Management Services of York/Simcoe - 570 Bryne Drive, Unit H, Barrie
Date & Time: Monday June 6, 2011
11:00 am—2:00 pm
Available via VIDEO CONFERENCE format in Aurora, Whitby, Peterborough and Midland.
For details regarding one of these locations contact - [email protected]
DURHAM
Social Improv - A workshop to promote Social Thinking
Location: Real Canadian Super Store - 481 Gibb Street, Oshawa
Date & Time: Monday June 13, 2011
11:00 am—2:00 pm
Support Circles
Location: Durham Association for Family Respite Services - 850 King St. W # 20 Oshawa
Date & Time: Wednesday May 18, 2011, Wednesday May 25, 2011, Tuesday May 31, 2011 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
HKPR
Creative Programming
Location: Real Canadian Superstore - 769 Borden Avenue, Peterborough
Date & Time: Tuesday May 10, 2011
9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
Social Improv- A Workshop to Promote Social Thinking
Location: Real Canadian Superstore - 769 Borden Avenue, Peterborough
Date & Time: Monday June 27, 2011
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
SPRING 2011 13
Education
Autism Spectrum Disorder Training Workshops
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ext. 206. When booking your appointment you will be asked to provide your contact
information as well as a brief outline on the topic you wish to discuss.
Adult Social Groups
Adult social groups run in
both Brampton and Mississauga for people 18 years
and older with a diagnosis of
Asperger’s Syndrome and
PDD/NOS.
Games Night: Come out and play a variety of board games
once a month at either our Mississauga Resource Centre
and/or our Brampton Resource
Centre.
Community Groups
On a monthly basis come out to a variety of locations such
as the movies, Laser Quest, dinner, the pool hall and many
more to have a social opportunity in the Brampton community or Mississauga community.
To find out more about Adult supports or to indicate an
interest, please call (905) 457-1130 ext.
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Registration is Full.
ages). Bring your voice and
Any age. Volunteers wel- Rusholme Road 2 weekends/
last ThursdayResource
of
Second-last
month. Call Bridget Golden6) 537-2000 Ext. 240available
your instruments!
come! Thursday of
monthbehind
at the 376
every
month. isDrop-in
berg (416) 534-1644 .
er for next session. eachCentre
Program
Full. from
Resource
Centre
behind
New
particiRusholme
Road.
New376 6:30-8:30
Pleasep.m.
call for
more
informa-Community activities for
Rusholme
Road.please
PleaseRSVP
pants
please RSVP
adults (18+) with an ASD
participants
tion.
RSVP
living at home.
Aspie Support Group
informal social/support
group for adults with Asperger's/HFA. Contact Stephanie @ (416) 537-2000 ext.
228 or
[email protected]
Art Therapy
art therapy program for
children/youth. Contact
Stephanie @ (416) 537-2000
ext. 228 or email
[email protected]
Social Skills Group for
youth 12-18
(416) 537-2000 Ext. 240.
Spring Registration is Full.
Call (416) 537-2000 Ext. 240
to register for next session.
Music Group
(416) 537-2000
Every Tuesday 4-5pm (all
ages). Bring your voice and
your instruments! Resource
Centre behind 376
Rusholme Road. New
participants please RSVP
Swim Club (416) 5372000, ext. 229. Every
Wednesday from 8-9 p.m,
Any age. Volunteers welcome!
Program is Full.
Please call for more information.
Aspie Support Group
informal social/support
group for adults with Asperger's/HFA. Contact Stephanie @ (416) 537-2000 ext.
228 or
[email protected]
Art Therapy
art therapy program for
children/youth. Contact
Stephanie @ (416) 537-2000
ext. 228 or email
[email protected]
Children with Asperger's Syndrome Interaction and
Education program (CASIE)
CAMH/KPAS partnership. Call (416) 537-2000 to inquire.
(416) 535-8501 ext. 6187 to coordinate an assessment with
Dr. Sloman. Weekly program is for 8-14 year old
children/youth with a Parent support component.
Children with Asperger's Syndrome Interaction and
Education program (CASIE)
CAMH/KPAS partnership. Call (416) 537-2000 to inquire.
(416) 535-8501 ext. 6187 to coordinate an assessment with
Dr. Sloman. Weekly program is for 8-14 year old
children/youth with a Parent support component.
SOUTH EAST
SOUTH EAST
REGION
REGION
Family Resource Days:
Family Resource Days:
Resource Centre, 189 Victoria Ave., Belleville, ON K8N 2B9
Resource Centre, 189 Victoria Ave., Belleville, ON K8N 2B9
Registration: Tonya Marriner –Howell
(613) 968-5554 [email protected]
Registration: Tonya Marriner –Howell
(613) 968-5554 [email protected]
Group Orientation:
June 2nd 4pm to 6pm
Group Orientation:
June 2nd 4pm to 6pm
Resource Centre, 189 Victoria Ave., Belleville, ON K8N 2B9
Resource Centre, 189 Victoria Ave., Belleville, ON K8N 2B9
Registration: Tonya Marriner –Howell
(613) 968-5554
[email protected]
Registration: Tonya Marriner –Howell
(613) 968-5554
[email protected]
Intro to ASD Workshops:
Intro to ASD Workshops:
Free event
Free event
May 11 6:00-9:00 pm a June 2 1:00-4:00 pm
May 11 6:00-9:00 pm a June 2 1:00-4:00 pm
Resource Centre, 189 Victoria Ave., Belleville, ON K8N
2B9—
Workshop
includes a simulation to help people experience what it might
be like to have an ASD. Open to parents, professionals and
any one interested in learning more about ASD.
Resource Centre, 189 Victoria Ave., Belleville, ON K8N
2B9—
Workshop
includes a simulation to help people experience what it might
be like to have an ASD. Open to parents, professionals and
any one interested in learning more about ASD.
Registration: Tonya Marriner-Howell
(613) 968-5554
[email protected]
Registration: Tonya Marriner-Howell
(613) 968-5554
[email protected]
14
SPRING 2011
14
SPRING 2011
Family Resource Days
Please call 905-579-2720 Ext. 21 or your Autism Consultant
MIDLAND
One Roof
230 Aberdeen Blvd.
April 19
May 17
June 21
July 12
August 9
BARRIE
Simcoe Community
Services
39 Fraser Court
May 10
June 13
July 11
August 8
BARRIE
The Common Roof
165 Ferris Lane
April 26
May 30
June 27
July 25
August 22
COLLINGWOOD
YMCA/CTN
200 Hume St.
April 21, 26
May 4, 19
June 1, 16, 27
July 6, 21, 25
August 3, 18, 22
ORILLIA
New Path office
359 West St. North
May 5
June 7
ALLISTON
CLASS
233 Church St. South
January 28
April 18, 29
May 2, 16, 27
June 6, 20, 24
July 4, 18, 22
August 1, 15, 26
AURORA
Kerry’s Place Head office
34 Berczy St.
April 28
May 31
June 28
July 26
August 31
BRADFORD /
NEWMARKET
Kerry’s Place – Head office
34 Berczy St.
April 27
May 5, 11, 25
June 2, 8, 22
July 7, 13, 27
August 4, 10, 24
RICHMOND HILL/
OAKRIDGES
CTN Building
13175 Yonge St.
April 21
May 5, 26
June 7, 28
July 6, 26
August 9, 25
WOODBRIDGE
Vita Community Living
4301 Weston Rd.
April 14
May 3
June 16
July 14
August 9
MARKHAM
Children’s Treatment
Network
50 McIntosh Dr. Suite 239
April 20
May 4, 17
June 1, 14, 28
July 12, 27
August 9, 24
THORNHILL
Thorne Mill on Steeles
484 Steeles Ave. West
April 13
May 17
June 16
July 14
August 17
NOBLETON
Nobleton Arena
15 Old King Road
April 21
May 11
June 21
July 20
August 18
EAST GWILLMBURY
Holland Landing C.C
19513 Yonge St.
April 12
May 10
June 1, 14
July 12
August 3, 9
SUTTON
Sutton District High School
20798 Dalton Rd., rm. 313
April 13
May 17
June 15
July 13
August 16
KESWICK
RL Graham
Public School
70 Biscayne Blvd.
May 3
June 7
July 5
August 2
YORK REGION:
May 3 (Vaughan)
May 31 (Markham)
June 1 (Queensville)
July 5 (Vaughan)
July 25 (Markham)
August 3 (Queensville)
SIMCOE COUNTY:
May 19 (Barrie)
June 16 (Collingwood)
July 12 (Barrie)
August 18 (Collingwood)
Social Groups
Asperger Parent Support
Group
KPAS
34 Berczy Street, Aurora
7:00pm – 9:00pm
May 19, June 16
July & August : no meeting
contact: Lisa Allen:
[email protected]
ASD Parent Support Group
- York Region
York Region Police Station
2700 Rutherford Road, Vaughn
7:00pm – 9:00pm
April 28,
May 26, June 23
Contact: Dafna Freisinger:
[email protected]
ASD Parent Support Group
Simcoe County Coldwater
Community Outreach
Centre
20A Gray Street, Coldwater
May 4, June 1,
July 6, August 3
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Contact Alison Passmore:
[email protected]
York and Simcoe Social Groups Spring 2011
For more information and group registration and the following social groups, please visit
www.kerrysplace.org/online_registration
Girls Club
Aurora
Kidz Club
Maple
Kids & Dogs Group
York Region
Wednesday Night Social
York Region
Sincerely Social
Asperger’s Social Group
Newmarket
Job Skills
DURHAM/HALIBURTON, KAWARTHA, PINE RIDGE
Durham (Oshawa)
KPAS Community Office
1077 Boundary Road
June 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23,
28,30
July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26,
28
Lindsay
Community Living
33 Lindsay Street, Lindsay
May 4, 13, 18, 27
June 1, 10, 15, 22
July 6, 8, 15, 20, 29
Port Perry
Tim Horton’s
15930 Old Simcoe Road
Port Perry
May 6, 17, 26
June 7, 16 July 5, 19, 28
North Durham/Port
Perry
Telephone only
Peterborough
Peterborough Tourism
Centre
1400 Crawford Drive,
Peterborough
June 13, 27 July 11, 25
Cobourg
Community Living
West Northumberland
275 Cottesmore Avenue
June 8, 22 July 6, 20
Campbellford
Community Living
65 Bridge Street E.
Last Thursday of each month
Clarington
1077 Boundary Road
Oshawa
May 10, 12, 19, 24
June 9, 14, 21, 23
July 7, 12, 14, 21, 26
Canada’s Wonderland
Drop off and pick up will be
at the Durham office 1077
Boundary Rd., Oshawa
9:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.
Ages 16+ - June 16; July 28
Ages 12-16 - July 13
A Day at Windreach
Farm
Ages 16+ - August 11
Details to follow
Respite Groups
Movie Nights
Oshawa Cineplex Odeon
Theatre
1351 Grandview St. N.
Oshawa
Time will be confirmed
closer to the event
Teens Ages 12-16
April 19
Adults 16+
April 26
Let’s Get Cooking!
Ages 12-16
The Real Canadian Superstore
481 Gibb St., Oshawa
5:00—7:00 p.m. May 2
What’s Cooking
Ages 16+ - May 9
Kids in the Kitchen
Ages 8-12 4:00—6:00 p.m.
May 4, 11, 18, 25
Take Me Out to the
Ballgame Ages 12+
Drop off and pick up will be
at the Oshawa Go Train
Station—915 Bloor St. W.
5:30-11:00 p.m.
June 1
Night of Magic Ages 1216
The Real Canadian Superstore
481 Gibb St., Oshawa
5:00—7:00 p.m.
June 6
Nova’s Ark Day
Ages 12-16 - August 25
Details to follow
SPRING 2011 15
Social Clubs & Programs
YORK/SIMCOE REGION
A Special Thanks to all our
Donors since our last newsletter
Personal Donors
Elizabeth Amos
Joanne Arbour
Mr. & Mrs. Ardila
Ken Barnett
Ann Beauregard
John Bekiaris
Christine Berthelet
Jane Blake
Janice Brown
Kevin Brown
Kirk Brown
Richard and Karen Bryer
Astrid Buneta
John Campbell
Peter and Sally Cant
Kathleen Casey
Cheryl Chaytor
James Christidis
Arthur Conn
Cynthia Cooper
Catherine Cosens
Richard Cotnam
Mary-Ann Coulter
Duncan Dakers
Carolyn De Groot
Isabel De Melo
Richard De Melo
Kevin Dennis
Phyllis Disenhouse
Thanh Trung Duong
Ruth Evans
Michelle Fabian
Oloyede Fadoju
Shawn Farmer
Paul Feeney Jr.
Frank Fong
Sandy Fryfogel
Dianne Gaggi
34 Berczy Street, Ste. #190
Aurora, ON L4G 1W9
16
SPRING 2011
Frank Gaggi
Marie Gaggi
Tito Gandhi
Michael Gardiner
Mary and Mark Giles
Marlene Goudie
Rebecca Green
Cindy Greene
Ted Hackborn
Frank and Carolan Halpern
Lisa and Philip Halvorson
Robert Hart
Margaret Healey
Robert Ho
Gail Hough
Joseph Huggins
Diane Hunter
Kent Hunter
Monty Hyde
Linda Imato
Irene Ip
Anar Ismail-Vachi
Barb Johnston
Mark Johnston
James Jordan
Charles Ketter
Paul Ki
Diane Kirshenblat
Gerhard Knoff
Don Krause
Connie Lam
Brett and Claudia Langill
Barbara Lareau
Lise Lareau
Margaret Larocque
Michelle Lee
Aden Lewis
Marna Loeb
Susan Lucas
Kenneth Lui
Irene Lunau
Allan Lyons
Peter and Cathy Mackey
Donna MacNeil
Chris Mak
Beatrice Marchese
Gobnait McAnoy
James McConnach
David McCrady
Pauline McDowell
Rainer Messerschmidt
Lau Micheline
Delilah and Kerrin Mobbs
Gail Montgomery
Rosemarie Morgan
Vanessa Morgan
Tabbylene Mukundi
Susan Munro
Jennifer Murray
Keri-Lynn Myers
Catherine O’Connell
Fiona O’Connell
Ethan Tyler Montgomery Palfrey
Alex Pinto
Rosemary Platt-Marson
Brian Quinn
Shirley Quinn
Simmie Rain
Hedwig and Herman Rapaport
Michael Raskauskas
Shirley Reynolds
David Ritchie
Sylvie Rose
Jerry Rozeluk
R.T. Russell
Cheryl Semple
Steve Shaw
Abdu Shum
Archie & Peggy Sillars
Lola Simkus
Steve Simkus
Carie Spagnoli
Doug Stein
Joel Steinman
Ernest and Rhoda Stellick
Eleanor Stephen-Ritchie
Michael Suksi
Carol Sutherland
Stephen Tai
Foon Tak Liu
Hin Tang
Ralph Thomson
Virginia Toms
Yan Tan Tong
Andrew Torres
William Ubdegrove
Maurice and Sandra Valentine
Julie Verner
Chaw Wee
Daphne Whitelaw-Howe
Denise Wilson
Chester and Lois Woldarczyk
James Wong
Milton and Connie Woo
TS Wood
Andrew and Maria Yu
Kenneth Yu
Corporations
Caithkin Treatment Foster Homes
Canada Helps
Cenovus Energy Inc.
Freak N Leather
Hometech Environmental Ltd.
Intelliware Development
Manulife Financial-United Way Admin
Maricon Power
Ontario Energy Board
Quickstyle
Theatre Orangeville
Toronto Hydro Employees’ Charity Trust
Twist Marketing Inc.
Service Clubs
O.P.P. Association
Schomberg Lions Club
United Way Centraide Ottawa
Foundations
Adams Hope Foundation
The Dunin Foundation
Masonic Foundation of Ontario

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