Individuals with autism tend to be diverse. Therefore, it is difficult to use words such as all or none when describing this group.
Adult Support Programs (ASP)
This summer has been a busy one in our Adult Support Programs. We have had a change on our management team, so there has been a few weeks of training and transition. We are sad to see Ryan leave, but are happy to have Guri join our team. Everyone has had a chance to take a few days off, so hopefully we can take off into fall with new energy! Some of the staff working on the frontlines have also been able to enjoy some vacation while we worked on keeping the homes and day program staffed as consistently as possible.
The participants and staff have both had the opportunity to spend time outdoors with all of the hot weather! We are still being cautious while out in the community because of COVID-19, but we’ve still kept busy with trips to Pike Lake, and have attended community events like the Ex! With fewer restrictions, everyone has been cautiously spending time with family and friends. The loss of connection through the pandemic makes the opportunities for reconnection this summer even more special and appreciated! Meeting a friend at Kinsmen Park or Tim Horton’s has taken on a new meaning. Most of our participants are back in their day programs (at least part time) and the value of routine and purpose is so apparent.
– Glenda, Director of Adult Support Programs