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Autism Services – Cyber Safety (13 – 17)
September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Cyber Safety will be offered virtually to encourage safe and encouraging online behaviors.
Participants will learn how to:
- Understand concepts related to online privacy and steps to take when privacy and comfort have been breached
- Develop tools to respond appropriately online to a variety of situations
- Develop skills to determine what others are feeling when interacting online
- Understand how to identify unsafe content, comments, and advances and what to do when these occur
A Behaviour Plan will be created for each participant that will outline their learning goals for the group as well as a progress review to summarize outcomes. Content will be adjusted based on the age range of participants.
Who is Eligible for the Group?
This group is currently being offered to those age 13-17 years, with an ASD diagnosis. Participants must be able to communicate in full sentences and not engage in elopement or aggressive behaviour. Participants must be interested and willing to participate and learn the outlined skills.
Commitment to the Group?
This is an in-person group. Participants will attend 1hr and 15minute sessions each week for 6 weeks.
Caregiver Orientation: Wednesday September 6 from 6:00-7:00
Participant Sessions: Wednesdays from September 13 – November 29 from 6:00-7:15pm
Registration: Please email [email protected]. Intake applications will be distributed to all interested parties at a later date, to help determine eligibility and appropriateness for this group. If this group is not the best fit for you and your teen, you will be contacted further with a rationale, and other possible options.
Location: Maltby Centre is located at 31 Hyperion Court Suite 100, Kingston, ON K7K 7G3
Requirements: To access this group, your child/youth requires an ASD diagnosis and must be within the identified age range.
Please note this group is only offered in English.