Approximately 50% of all savants have autism, while only about five to ten percent of individuals with autism possess extraordinary savant skills.
Adult Support Programs (ASP)
This month we welcomed a second person to live in our Richardson Home. With a move in date early in April the staff were busy preparing and training. We were fortunate to have staff from the Ministry of Social Services assist with the move and transition. This is a time of adjustment for everyone and we are happy to be able to support more adults in finding and moving into their homes. This doesn’t come without challenges, but we know the rewards will be great.
We were happy that Saskatchewan Health Authority was able to arrange for immunizers to come out to our Day Program space and set up a vaccination clinic on April 1st. A number of our staff and participants were able to be vaccinated and we were excited with the success of the day! This is a big step towards getting through the pandemic and so many of our participants who have a fear of needles were able to get the shot without much stress or incident. The government of Saskatchewan has a #stickittocovid campaign and we were so glad to be part of it.
Two of our managers, Caitlin and Jenny attended a Virtual Career Fair at the end of March. The Fair was hosted by Saskatchewan Polytechnic so their students could stop and chat with a number of different potential employers. We were able to share our job posting and chat with a few students who are looking at job options. This was a new experience for us to navigate a career fair online.
One of the guys at our Lennon home would like to share a health tip with everyone: “Stay healthy and exercise daily!” David has been using his exercise peddler 20 minutes a day!
– Glenda, Director of Adult Support Programs