Available Services

Support Groups

The stress of COVID-19 and complying with social distancing can make people feel isolated, anxious, and worried for the future. Connecting with others in a safe space through a video conference is one way we can share experiences, feel heard, remain hopeful, and manage stress at this time.

Caregivers Converse Support Group

Research has shown that caregivers of children with autism experience challenges that can lead to stress and isolation. Finding the time to care for your own physical and mental well being, meet others, and speak about your experiences can be challenging. Facilitated by our social worker, our caregiver support group aims to empower caregivers of children with autism by creating a safe space where you can share your experiences, as well as gain understanding and support from other caregivers with similar experiences.

Support groups will be held on our WebEx video conferencing platform every Wednesday afternoon and evening on alternating weeks, covering the same topic for two weeks in a row. This is to ensure that the same topic is covered once during the day and once in the evening to accommodate work schedules.

Registration for each support group session opens one month in advance. See descriptions below.

The support group is free of charge.

Caregivers Converse Support Group Session Topics:

Do you ever look back on your journey as a parent of a child with autism and think about how much you’ve learned and grown? Do you wish you could share your hard-earned lessons with other parents? Let’s take some time to share our stories, advice and messages of hope with other parents.
Evening Session: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 from 6 pm - 7 pm
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Afternoon Session: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 from 1 pm - 2 pm
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Siblings Connect Support Group

Siblings of children with autism often experience unique challenges that their friends or family members may not recognize or understand. They may experience feelings of stress, of not being heard, or may have conflicted feelings about their sibling. This group is an opportunity for your child to connect with other children with similar experiences through activities and discussions facilitated by a registered social worker.

Support groups will be held on our WebEx video conferencing platform every Wednesday afternoon and evening on alternating weeks, covering the same topic for two weeks in a row. This is to ensure that the same topic is covered once during the day and once in the evening to accommodate school schedules.

There will be two age groups: 7-10 and 11-15 years old. While the same weekly topic will be offered to both age groups, the materials and activities will be tailored to fit the needs of the group.

Registration for each support group session opens one month in advance. See descriptions below.

The support group is free of charge.

Siblings Connect Support Group Session Topics:

It’s important to be a supportive and helpful sibling… but this session is all about you! What do you do to feel good about yourself? Is there an activity that’s just for you? Share with other siblings the special things about you, the ways you deal with stress, and how you make time for fun.
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It’s important to be a supportive and helpful sibling… but this session is all about you! What do you do to feel good about yourself? Is there an activity that’s just for you? Share with other siblings the special things about you, the ways you deal with stress, and how you make time for fun.
Afternoon Session: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Evening Session: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 from 6 pm - 7 pm
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