Supported Social Group (HRM)
The Supported Social Group is an environment where autistic teens and adults 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.
Adult (18+) Applications: Click Here
*New* Teen (13-17) Applications: Click Here
Please note: Any Supported Social Group application timestamped before January 9, 2024 at 12:00PM (noon) will be considered invalid.
Teens: Ages 13-17
Adults: Ages 18+
Online registration; $40 registration fee per term
Teens: Bi-weekly on Wednesdays from 4:30PM – 6:00PM
Adults: Bi-weekly on Wednesdays from 6:15PM – 7:45PM
Location: 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