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Host Chapter: Halifax Categories: Adults, Children and Youth

Supported Social Group (HRM)

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The Supported Social Group is an environment where autistic youth aged 19+ meet and socialize while being supported by a respite worker. The Supported Social Group allows individuals to have the opportunity to make friends and engage in meaningful experiences.

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Ages/Life Stage:

Ages 19 and up

Registration Cost:

Online registration; $40 registration fee per term

Location(s):

Halifax Spring Garden Road Office

Description:

While Autism Nova Scotia’s social programs are successful and meet the needs of many autistic youth and adults, a gap was identified for autistic folks with higher support needs. Seeing that those requiring the assistance of a support worker or peer in social programs, the Supported Social Group was formed. This groups meets bi-weekly in the basement recreation room of Autism Nova Scotia’s office in Halifax. Participants are accompanied by a support person other than their parent.

The Supported Social Group is staff-led with the support of volunteers and/or students. Programming is structured and includes activities like arts & crafts, games and outings to destinations within walking distance such as the Museum of Natural History and the Central Library.

Contact:

Caitlyn Temple, Program Coordinator, Recreation & Leisure (Youth)


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