Groups

Our groups are delivered in a virtual model designed for children and youth who need to focus on developing social, vocational, and/or daily living skills. We will work with you to find the best fit for your child or youth.

Groups are now open for registration! If you are interested in registering your child or youth for any of the following groups, please call Sherrie Aguiar at 226.948.0174 to inquire about eligibility and availability.

Friendship Group - Ages 8-12 years

Could your child benefit from learning how to talk with peers, how to start or end a conversation, or how to distinguish what a positive friendship looks like? This group follows the Children’s Friendship Training (CFT) program to teach your child conversation skills, how to build positive relationships with friends, and how to respond to teasing. Caregivers will support their children by engaging in weekly homework assignments.

  • Mondays starting October 3, 2022, for 10 sessions
  • Times: 4:15-5:15 p.m. or 5:45-6:45 p.m.

Friendship Group - Teens

Could your teen benefit from learning how to talk with peers, how to start or end a conversation, or how to distinguish what a positive friendship looks like? This group follows the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) to teach your teen conversation skills, how to build positive relationships and have fun with friends, and also how to deal with gossip and rumours. Caregivers will support their teens by engaging in weekly homework assignments.

  • Wednesdays starting October 5, 2022, for 10 sessions
  • Times: 4:15-5:15 p.m. 

Let's Break It Down with Cooking, Crafts and Science

Do you want to build independence in your child/youth using a learning approach that breaks down a skill or activity into manageable steps? Let’s Break It Down with Cooking, Crafts and Science presents a variety of fun activities that can be broken down into achievable steps for each individual. During the course, there will be weekly assignments to practice at home. Parents will be required to supervise (either immediately beside or in close proximity) their child/youth to ensure safety during group.

  • Tuesdays starting October 4, 2022, for 10 sessions
  • Times: 4:15-5:15 p.m. (Level 1 - all ages) or 5:45-6:45 p.m. (Level 2 - ages 8-12 years)
  • Thursdays starting October 6, 2022, for 10 sessions
  • Time: 4:15-5:15 p.m. (ages 13+ years) 

Circles - Ages 8-12 years

Do you want your child to understand and maintain appropriate safe social boundaries? The Circles curriculum will help teach your child a basic understanding of social relationships and safety. It outlines who in the community falls into which “circle” and how to interact with each circle safely. This group will help children identify who belongs in their personalized circles and how to build relationships within each circle.

  • Thursdays starting October 6, 2022, for 10 sessions
  • Time: 5:45-6:45 p.m.

    Parent involvement options…

    • Parent coaching group (parents/caregivers attend and implement their goals at home, this is a great option for families if the child or youth cannot attend)
    • Foundational Family Services - parents/caregivers can attend for additional coaching and consultation services 

    Access to Services

    Register with Core Clinical Services by completing TVCC’s online Intake and Referral form.

    If you have questions or need help completing the form:
    Email abs [at] tvcc.on.ca
    or 
    Call 1.866.590.8822 then press 1 to register with Autism & Behavioural Services

    You will be asked for your OAP Client Reference Number when you register for the Ontario Autism Program.
    Contact abs [at] tvcc.on.ca for information about registering with the OAP. 

    What to Expect

    Groups are for children and youth…

    • who are in elementary or high school

    Location and staffing…

    • At this time, all of our treatment groups are offered virtually
    • 2 – 4 therapists per group of 8 children and youth, depending on topic and need

    Days and times…

    • each session is 1 to 1½ hours after school
    • one session per week
    • 10 – 12 sessions per group

    Registration and payments...

    • Once you have selected a group that best fits your child or youth's interests and needs, contact Sherrie Aguiar at 226.948.0174 for more details.

     

    For More Information

    Email abs [at] tvcc.on.ca or 
    Call 1.866.590.8822 then press 1 to register with Autism & Behavioural Services