Another course has flown by! We cannot believe that tomorrow will mark week 10 of the course at the Trent University campus in Durham. Participants have been working hard on self presentation and employment skills during the last couple of weeks and will start learning about Self Employment this week. 

Read more: Only Three Weeks Left of Transition to Life Durham!

1. Tokyo has the most populous metropolitan area in the world, with a population of 38,635,461 as of August 1, 2011.  In fact, there are more people in Greater Tokyo than in all of Canada, which only has a mere 33,476,688 residents as of the Canada 2011 Census.  Tokyo is also a very densely populated city, with around 6,000/km2.  Since the city is surrounded by ocean on one side and mountains on the others, there is nowhere for it to expand except upwards and downwards.  There are many large skyscrapers throughout the city as well as many underground shopping malls and 13 different subway lines.  Tokyo’s subways are so crowded that many lines have “pushers” whose job it is to pack as many people as possible onto each train during the morning and evening rush hours.Here is a CNN article about the Tokyo subway:

Read more: Fun Facts with Daniel

Are you a Canadian University Graduate with Asperger’s or ASD?

We would like to better understand your experiences & perspectives related to factors that contributed to your university and employment outcomes.

  • What worked well?
  • What could have worked better?
  • What recommendations do you have that might optimize university and employment outcomes for persons with ASD?

Research is being undertaken as part of York University Ph.D. in Education.

If interested, contact Jayne Greene-Black,


Start by taking a survey at:

It was a great turnout  at the Social Club's Halloween party last Thursday. 

There are always such great costumes to be seen at the event. Thanks to everyone who came out!

Read more: We had a Happy Halloween at The Social Club!

We cannot believe that this week will mark the halfway point for our Transition to Life course in Durham! 

It has been great to get to know the participants over the past few weeks. Last week we had a visit from Alana and had a wonderful time doing some social improv activities.

Keep up the excellent work participants!

Read more: Transition to Life Durham is Almost Half Way Through!

Thank you to our Combo Program participants for joining in on this new program! 

We had lots of fun putting together the art pieces, doing Improv and learning new recipes with you. Thanks again to everyone who was involved.

Read more: Art, Drama and Cooking Combo Program was a Success!