Social Groups and Workshops for Adults and Children

 

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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!

Details

New dates coming soon!

Questions?

If you have any questions about the workshop please email them to Sherry Summers at ssummers@yssn.ca or Chris Rollings at crollings@yssn.ca
 

 

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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)

Location: 
Virtual. Details to be provided upon registration. 

Testimonials from past participants: 

"We highly recommend ‘Building a Meaningful Life Now and in the Future’ workshop series. The sessions facilitated by Kelly Casey of KCP Solutions and Katherine Pickard of York Support Services Network were invaluable to us as we planned for our daughter, Emily, becoming more independent and living separate from us. They provided us with many resources and contacts to follow up with that will help now and in the future.  The final plan that we will be provided with will help our daughter and will be an excellent resource now and in the future.  Thank you to Kelly and Katherine for their insight and abundance of knowledge in this field and willingness to share with families in need of this information."
Carl and Katie 

"We would strongly recommend this workshop for families that want to plan for their child’s future. We learned of different avenues on finding housing and what is available. We believe we can use the plan ongoing for whatever Chrissy wants to do in the future, the plan is very organized and helpful. We really liked meeting other families that were in the same situation as us and hear their stories. 
We believe using the plan will make it easier to plan for Chrissy’s future especially when planning for housing and looking for housemates, sometimes it is hard for people to talk about themselves, this plans makes it easier."
Tony

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

Kelly Casey
289-221-9665
kcpsolutions2@gmail.com

 

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 Sibshops 

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:

Details

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

Questions?
If you have any questions about the workshops email them to Kathy at KZivontsis@yssn.ca
 

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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:

Details

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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 dsevents@yssn.ca, 2 business days before the start of your program date. A $20 administrative fee is charged for cancelled programs.
 

Questions?

If you have any questions about the workshop please email them to Norma McClinton at nmcclinton@yssn.ca
 

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