Autism Services Flying Solo: Cookin’ with Care

Come check out our new program Flying Solo: Cookin’ with Care:

What is involved in Flying Solo- Out and About?

Teens will learn some basic skills on how to fly solo when is comes to making a meal. Activities will include time in our classroom learning about each skill and practicing during role plays, as well as putting the skills to use by choosing a meal to make, getting groceries, cookin’ it up and cleaning up after themselves! The following topics will be covered:

We will be meeting at or traveling to Grant’s No Frills via public transit throughout the group. Teens will have access to $50 over the course of the group in order to make grocery purchases. This is included in the cost of the group.

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.

Who is Eligible for Flying Solo?

This group is currently being offered to teenagers 15-17 years of age, 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. All participants must wear a mask during the group.

Commitment to Flying Solo:

Participants will attend 6 separate 2-hour in-person sessions every week. Weekly challenges are required to be completed at home with caregiver support.

Caregiver handouts will be provided describing the skills learned and tips to practice at home.

Caregivers have the option of booking up to 2 1-hour consults to support their own capacity to support teens through their Flying Solo skill development.

 

Group Dates: Weeks of September 22nd, 2022 – October 27th, 2022

Registration: Please email ffsintake@maltbycentre.ca. 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.

Cost: $800.00 Payment must be received in full prior to the start of group.

Location:

Requirements: To access this group, your child/youth requires an ASD diagnosis and must be within the identified age range.

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