Social Groups and Workshops for Adults and Children


Adult Social Groups

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Adult Social Groups

For adults with developmental disabilities over the age of 25+

Are you looking for adapted adult recreation options in Aurora?

Do you want to meet people with similar interests in a supportive setting?

Do you and a family member need a break?

Let’s get together on Saturdays!


New dates coming soon!


If you have any questions about the workshop please email them to Sherry Summers at or Chris Rollings at


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 Life Planning

Building a Meaningful Life, Now and in the Future

Create a plan for the future so you can live your best life!

Join us for a virtual series that will help you learn how to:

Workshop facilitators
Kelly Casey has over 30 years’ experience helping adults with developmental disabilities plan for their future. She has also helped develop creative housing solutions. 

Katherine Pickard has over 25 years’ experience helping adults with developmental disabilities create their visions and plan for their future.

Workshop details: 

This planning series consists of 4 group workshops 2 supported private network meetings, and up to 22 hours of individualized facilitation completed within a 12 week time frame. 

Each person will have dedicated time with the facilitator and/or planner to support the planning in between group sessions.

There will be sessions dedicated to building your support network and to help you put your plan into action.

You will receive a personalized binder and electronic copy of your person-directed plan.

Cost: $1,600 (annual allowable Passport allocation for planning and facilitation)

Virtual. Details to be provided upon registration. 

To register for this workshop series or for more information contact:

Kelly Casey


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P.A. Day program for siblings of children with special needs, ages 8 to 13 years old

This interactive and unique program provides your child with the opportunity to meet other kids who know what it’s like to be a sibling to a child with special needs and to express themselves through a wide range of creative play in a safe and non-judgmental space.

Facilitators will support your child to get to know other siblings and help them:


Upcoming dates:
New dates coming soon!

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: York Support Services Network, 240 Edward St., Unit 3, Aurora

If you have any questions about the workshops email them to Kathy at

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 Youth Groups

Emotions: Plug in. Connect. Create. 

For young adults with developmental disabilities, ages 18-21

This 6-week social-emotional skills program is an interactive and expressive arts based approach to promoting the emotional literacy and well-being of young adults with disabilities.

Emotional Literacy is a term used to describe the ability to understand and express our feelings.

Learning these essential skills helps us to build our self-awareness and to identify, manage, and relate to the emotional responses of others.

Together we will learn:


Dates: Every Saturday from March 7, 2020 to April 11, 2020

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: York Support Services Network, 240 Edward St., Unit 3, Aurora

Cost: $310 (includes supplies)

To register

Please make sure to register 2 weeks before the program start date. 

 Register online

Payment details

You can pay for this workshop by cheque or e-transfer. 

  1. Cheque

Please make your cheque, for $310, payable to, Attn: Finance Department, York Support Services Network.
Mail it to:  240 Edward Street, Unit 3, Aurora, ON  L4G 3S9.
To ensure you are registered for the program, we must receive your full payment 2 weeks before the session begins. Please add the program name in the memo section of your cheque.

  1. E-transfer
Please send your e-transfer payment to, finance@yssn.caYou must include the name of the program and the participants name in the note/details section of your e-transfer.  Please allow 2 business days, to confirm your successful registration. 
For cancellations, please send your request to, 2 business days before the start of your program date. A $20 administrative fee is charged for cancelled programs.


If you have any questions about the workshop please email them to Norma McClinton at

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