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Fall 2019 Newsletter

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Programs and Services
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Congratulations to Our Recent TTL Graduates
To read more, click here.

"Thank you for all you have helped me with during my time with you Pat.  I am sad to see it end (albeit likely temporarily).  You have given me confidence and the ability to tackle nearly anything with a system to deal with nearly anything. I am able to discuss things with my parents in new ways that none of us become overly emotional or upset (given we aren't totally exhausted).  I feel more capable than ever and I owe it to you and the wonderful program you are running. I cannot imagine where I would be if my parents hadn't found you.Thank you for everything!"
-Alexandria Asselbergs

"Alexandria has just completed the 12 week Individualized Transition to Life Course through Integrated Autism Consulting. Although it was frustrating at first in that expected successes were not immediately evident, time and patience would be rewarded with a beautiful outcome. Putting aside a personal agenda and allowing progress to take place at its own pace and in its own fashion opened the door for Alexandria to excel in areas that have enhanced her ability to develop more fully as wonderful young woman as well as to cope in a world that is foreign to her existence. She has developed communication skills that have enhanced her world of work in a positive way and has given her confidence to express herself without the attachment of emotional anxiety, both professionally and personally. Alexandria has not only been given a "Tool Box" of strategies to employ in her daily living, but has also been given the opportunity to practice the strategies and then discuss the outcome in a positive and constructive manner. The change it has created for her personal development has been phenomenal - her understanding of herself, how others perceive her, and how she perceives others has been an invaluable success. Most noteworthy is that Alexandria no longer feels alienated in a world that is not constructed with the inclusion of Aspies in its structure. For anybody, knowing how to navigate the surroundings and the social cues within which we live is vital for success in all its forms. The Transition to Life Course has given Alexandria equal opportunity to achieve that success."
- Holly Gray

"As parents of a now 21 year old young male adult diagnosed with ASD, we had a choice to make as to how best help our young adult to transition from the basement to more meaningful activities and greater independence. We opted for Andrew to participate in the 12 week Transition to Life course offered by Integrated Autism Consulting which he completed with remarkable success. In seeing all that he has accomplished, we have signed him up for additional coaching to keep the momentum going. Andrew's successful completion of this superb program is not only to his credit but also attributable to the professional coaching personnel of Integrated Autism Consulting."
- Alois Huber

"After Jack's sessions he walked away with an understanding  of his diagnosis and what the differences are between him and A-typical peers, and the effort that he needs to make on his end to foster connections.  Jack learned a lot about himself and about putting himself out there.  He learned to ride a city bus, a task that may seem simple to some but wasn’t simple to Jack.  He talked to Vicky about his interests and about his future and Vicky helped map that out with him, and he now has a clearer picture of what that looks like. 

With the help of Pat and Vicky Jack was able to apply for a job, interview and successfully gain employment in a position that was perfect for him for the summer.  He now has confidence that was not there before and is able to complete this process on his own because he knows what to now do and what to expect.    

We will absolutely be returning for more support and I would recommend this to others."
- Jenny Douma

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Coaching and Consultation

Integrated Autism Consulting provides individualized coaching and consultation for adolescents, young adults, and adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Here are some of the areas that are addressed:
  • Transition support from secondary school to life
  • Understanding your diagnosis
  • Assessment of current level of functional life skills and follow up programs
  • Development of an Individual Profiles outlining interests, strengths and challenges
  • Emotional regulation assessment and anxiety reduction strategies
  • Employment readiness assessment and employment coaching support (Volunteer, Self, Supported or Competitive).
  • Executive functioning assessment and support
  • Social understanding and communication assessment and support
  • Healthy relationships: friendship and sexuality education
  • Community participation and mentoring support
  • Parent training and support
Click here to visit our website for more information.
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   Imagine a Life: An Individualized
Workshop for Parents

New Location: Toronto!

For parents and caregivers of young adults with ASD to explore strategies and resources to support successful transition experiences.


This workshop provides assistance with:

  • Developing a transition plan and meaningful daily schedule
  • Assessing progress and producing goals in areas such as social understanding, job readiness, community involvement 
  • Explore self-regulation and anxiety reduction strategies
Click here to view the Poster.
Contact us for more information.
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Prepare For Life
An Adaptive Life Skills Course
For more information, please click here
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Dating 101!

Introducing our newest pilot program! This program is geared towards individuals 18+ with an interest in dating and relationships. Participants will be involved in interactive activities and discussions around the following topics:

The course will run 6:30-8:30PM November 6th 12th, 19th and 26th. For more information, or to pre-register, please click the link to email Integrated Autism Consulting.
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Social Club News
The Social Club had an awesome evening out at Heritage Beach! We not only had a BBQ but Karen Roy and her husband Dave joined us to remember Andrew Roy on what would have been his 30th birthday, August 22. Releasing the birthday balloons was enjoyed by all! To read more about this event, and to see more pictures, click here.
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Community Events
Integrated Autism Consulting is now collecting non-perishable items for the Barrie Food Bank - to be delivered in time for the Thanksgiving holidays. If you would like to donate, please contact Pat to arrange for a drop off time. 

Special Thanks to the Barrie Public Library for accepting Integrated Autism Consulting volunteers and Enriching Our Community.
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Contact Us:
Integrated Autism Consulting
(705) 252-3114
Website: www.integratedautismconsulting.com
Director: Patricia O'Connor
Email: 
patricia@integratedautismconsulting.com 
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