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)
Over the last month our Adult Support Program participants have been out enjoying the beautiful fall weather! A few who are able to follow precautions, have been able to join Adult Club and Special Olympics. Many enjoyed time with their families over the Thanksgiving weekend, and some enjoyed preparing turkey dinners with their house mates and staff in the homes. Everyone has been able to continue attending day program even though the COVID-19 case numbers have been concerning.
One of our participants, Karla has been attending her horse back riding lessons at Equilibrium Therapeutic Riding. She has been horse back riding off and on for about 20 years and has become quite confident with her skills; she looks forward to this part of her week! It is clear that she loves horses and is proud of her accomplishments. A big thank you to Erin at Equilibrium for her service and dedication in providing lessons. The consistency and familiarity goes a long way!
Our managers are currently enrolled in leadership training to enhance their already amazing skill levels. Guri is taking the LEAP training provided by SARC, Caitlin is attending Leadership Saskatoon, and Jenny is taking a course at Edwards School of Business. We continue to focus on training our staff when the opportunity arises so we can provide the best service possible. With knowledgeable managers we are more able to pass information on to our front line staff. The staff working directly with the participants continue to do amazing work, and we want to be able to give them all the tools they need to provide exemplary support to all of those participating in our programs.
– Glenda, Director of Adult Support Programs