Supported Social Group (HRM)
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.
Ages 19 and up
Online registration; $40 registration fee per term
Halifax Spring Garden Road Office
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.
Kennedy Sherwood, Recreation Program Coordinator