Social Groups and Workshops for Adults and Children
Adult Social Groups
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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!
- Enjoy great activities and have fun
- Try different ways of being active
- Socialize and meet new people
New dates coming soon!
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:
- plan and build your vision for your future life,
- identify your interests, strengths and how to build your support network,
- focus on key goals (e.g. skill building, community activities, health and fitness, finances, employment, relationships, etc.),
- be inspired to develop an individualized housing plan
- move you from your vision to real life,
- learn ways to maximize available resources and incorporate technology in your plan, and more!
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.
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.
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."
To register for this workshop series or for more information contact:
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:
- talk with others who “get it” about the good (or sometimes not-so-good) parts of having a sibling with special needs.
- play some great games.
- learn more about disabilities and the services people with disabilities receive.
- learn how other brothers and sisters handle sticky situations sometimes faced by siblings.
- laugh and have FUN!
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
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:
- how to become aware of our emotions.
- how emotions feel within the body.
- how to manage what we are experiencing.
- how to express these emotions through a range of sensory, mindful and creative activities.
Check back for new dates!
You can pay for this workshop by cheque or e-transfer.
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.