Autism is not caused by a lack of love, and it is not cured by punishment. Parents need support to manage difficult behaviours with structure and consistency.
Adult Support Programs (ASP)
We have Disability Support Worker students from SK Polytech doing their practicum placements with us this month. We are always excited to meet the students and work with them. We have 5 students during the month of April and will have 4 students for the month of May. In the past, we have been able to hire graduates from the course at SK Polytech and find that the knowledge and learning they gain in the program makes them eligible candidates for positions when they open up.
This month, we started a series of weekly social events for the participants in our program to get together in small groups at our Day Program drop-in space. With the current variant of COVID spreading quickly, we haven’t been able to join all of the community activities that we were involved in pre-pandemic, so we look forward to more small scale events of our own over the next 8 to 12 weeks. We had our first small group attend “Movie Night” and the second planned event was “Zumba Night”.
– Glenda, Director of ASP