Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Children & Youth Transition Support Program

For youth 8-18 (Up to their 18th birthday)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Children & Youth Transition Support Program

For children and youth ages 8-18 (Up to 18th Birthday)

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

This program provides home and school-based supports for children and youth ages 8-18 (or up to their 18th birthday) who have a diagnosis of High Functioning Autism or Asperger Syndrome. This program will assist children and youth to successfully transition from elementary school to high school by providing support and education to youth, peers, and families. This program also provides peer-mentoring support both within the school and the community.

PROGRAM GOALS:

  • To assist children and youth as they transition through elementary school to high school
  • To support children and youth in developing self-advocacy skills
  • To develop a partnership with families to help stabilize children and youth both at home and at school
  • Case management /System Navigation/Advocacy
  • To promote/preserve the emotional health of children, youth and their family
  • To support families in enhancing and strengthening existing parenting skills
  • To support and enhance parental advocacy skills to help families develop relationships within their larger community
  • To educate the child(ren), youth, peers and to provide peer mentoring

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

  • A diagnosis of High Functioning Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Ages 8-18 (or up to their 18th birthday)
  • Enrolled with the Thames Valley District Board, the London District Catholic School Board or Separate Schools in Oxford or Elgin Counties
  • Must be a resident of Oxford or Elgin County

REFERRAL and INTAKE PROCESS:

Referrals to the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Children & Youth Transition Support Program are accepted from client/families. Families who contact Wellkin directly are screened for program requirements and will be asked to provide medical/psychological assessments that establish the diagnosis, needs, and strengths, etc.

If you have questions or would like further information, please contact Kathy Deadman at

1-877-539-0463 ext.291