Transitioning Together in Ontario
Every year in April we launch grants to autism service providers to increase their capacity and to effectively serve the autism community in Canada. Grants are selected through a rigorous review process, through a community panel of autistic individuals, family members, friends, service providers and research experts across Canada. Since 2010, we have granted $5 million to over 300 organizations across Canada. Approximately 23% of these grants help support our mission objective in helping transition to adulthood.
Last year, we funded $35,000 to Community Living York South to replicate “Transitioning Together”, the University of Wisconsin training program for youth and young adults with autism and their families in Canada. This program teaches skills to improve the transition from child/youth programs and services to adult programs and services across all levels of functioning such as goal setting, problem solving, social planning and self-advocacy.
“Kerry’s Place in collaboration with Community Living York South, CBHS and York Support Services Network, were successful in obtaining a $35,000 Family Services Grant from Autism Speaks Canada to replicate the Transitioning Together program. Each service promotes an understanding and awareness among employers and the general public as to the business value of hiring people with autism.”
—Kerry’s Place Autism Services, Ontario
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