“My daughter Abby had just finished high school so I was looking for something that would help her transition into the next phase of her life. Abby started the Transition to Life program with Chantelle in the fall of 2019 and what a difference it has made! Chantelle was an amazing coach who helped Abby realize her potential. She has been volunteering at several places and even auditioned and joined the TIFT young company group performing in her first play, Into the Woods! The structured program that Abby went through was perfect for her. She has so much independence now when out shopping or when she has to email someone. She has even applied to attend college in September 2020, she’s taking driving lessons and is working part time building computers at a local company in Barrie. So many people have commented on how much Abby has come out of her shell and is more social. She doesn’t stay in her room all day anymore. Thank you Pat for this wonderful program and thank you Chantelle for helping Abby transition into a more confident, independent woman. I would recommend this program to anyone who is looking for support and life skills training.”
– Aimee Allen –
LOCAL BUSINESS HIRING ASD TALENT
Some of the duties, skills and responsibilities include:
Preparing and submitting packages for shipments
Tracking and tracing shipments
Strict attention to detail and a sense of urgency to complete a task
Precise data entry skills
Strong computer skills
Knowledge of Excel and Word documents
Proficient English communication skills
Mathematical and problem solving skills
May need to work some weekends, evenings and statutory holidays
Integrated Autism Consulting provides diagnostic evaluations for adolescents, and adults who are thought to have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) but have not yet received a diagnosis or who require an updated evaluation for transition services in Ontario.
For more information and access to the intake form, click here.
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.
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
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