Our Programs

If cost is a barrier to accessing any of ASNL’s programs,
please contact our Client Services Manager at swhite@autism.nf.net

Current Offerings:

Community Recreation

Horse Discovery
In small groups with CANTRA Certified instructors participants explore stable management, horse care, grooming, horse handling and leading.
Age Group: All Ages
When: Week nights and weekends
Where: Rainbow Riders Therapeutic Riding Facility, St. John’s
Length: 4-6 weeks
Cost: $40 per session
To register: Contact Holly Sheppard hsheppard@autism.nf.net
Horse Discovery Social Story Found Here

Social Circus
Circus skills such as hula hooping, juggling, balance, acrobatic and clowning are taught to encourage participants the ability to connect and express themselves.
Age Group: 4-6 years’ old
When: Fall 2020; weekends
Where: The Dance House, St. John’s
Length of program: 19 weeks
Cost: $25; partial funding provided by Ignite Circus and Eastern Health
To register: Contact Holly Sheppard hsheppard@autism.nf.net
Circus Social Story Found Here

Music Therapy
Uses clients interest in music to build upon non-musical goals such as expression and communication.
Age Group: All Ages
Where: Online and in-person at the Elaine Dobbin Centre for Autism, St.John’s
Length: Based on clients needs
Cost: $35/private session; $25/group session
To register: Contact Holly Sheppard hsheppard@autism.nf.net
Music Therapy ASNL Social Story Found Here
Music Therapy Spectrum Consultants Social Story Found Here

 

Community Recreation

WILD Outside
Age Group: 15-18; for those interested in outdoor adventure (hiking, kayaking, skiing) and wildlife conservation
When: Bi-weekly; weekends
Where: Various locations around metro
Cost: Free; offered in partnership with the Canadian Wildlife Federation

Art Classes
Age Group: Grades 2-5; for those interested in design, animation and art
When: Thursdays and Saturdays
Where: Sassy Tuna, 736 Water Street, St. John's
Cost: $90/ month

Digital Game Creation
Age Group: Grades 4 and up; for those interested in design, animation and coding
When: Saturdays
Where: Sassy Tuna, 736 Water Street, St. John's
Cost: $90/ month

Adaptive Needs, Cygnus Gymnastics
A free play class for children with exceptionalities. Kids can explore the facility and learn to move in play with a caregiver in our safe and encouraging environment. This class is the only class offered in the facility at the time slot to provide the most focused, student-centered care.
Ages: 3-12
When: Saturdays, 4:30 PM
Length: 11 Weeks
Cost: $165 plus membership fees.

Pre-Employment Programs

STEP (Students Transitioning into Employment and Post-Secondary)
Year-long program designed for high school students to build self-awareness and skills through structured learning sessions and volunteerism with the ultimate goal of identifying appropriate employment or post-secondary choices upon school leaving.
Age Group: 16-21
When: October-June
Length of program: Year-long program
Where: Offered across the province
Cost: No cost; funded by Exon Mobil, RBC and the Fry Family Foundation
To register:  Please click HERE ,for more information contact Sarah O’Grady sogrady@autism.nf.net

Transitions
A full year of career exploration, community volunteerism, job shadowing, and onsite summer work experience to build the confidence and skill sets of young adults on the spectrum.
Age Group: 18+
When: September-August
Length of program: Year-long program
Where: Elaine Dobbin Centre for Autism, St. John’s
Cost: No cost; fully funded by the Department of Advanced Education and Labor
To register: Contact Sarah Hardiman at shardiman@autism.nf.net

EmploymentWorks
16 week-long program designed for individuals who want to enter or return to the workforce, and who are interested to developing and practicing the skills needed for successful employment.
Age Group: 15+
When: April 2021
Where: Corner Brook and St. John's
Length of program: 16 weeks
Cost: No cost; funded by Government of Canada’s Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities Program
To register: Contact Lisa Lovell at llovell@autism.nf.net

Life Skills Opportunities

Healthy, Relationships and Sexuality (HRSA)
Comprehensive sexuality education curriculum on an array of topics relating to relationships and sexuality, specifically developed for adults with autism.
Age Group: 19+
Length of program: 14 weeks
When: Fall, Winter and Spring
Where: Online via Zoom (in-person once public health measures allow)
Cost: No cost; funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada
To register: Contact Jennifer Spracklin at jspracklin@autism.nf.net

Upcoming Programs:

Community Recreation

Private Swim Lessons
Age Group: All age welcome
When: Winter 2021;evenings and weekends
Where: The Aquarena, St.John’s; The Summit Centre, Mount Pearl; CBS Recreation Complex
Length of program: 8 weeks
Cost: $58; partial funding provided by VOCM Cares and the Fry Family Foundation
 

Community Recreation

Coding Club
Age Group: 12-16 years
When: Winter 2021; evenings
Where: Online and in-person at ASNL Offices
Length of program: 6 weeks
Cost: Free
To register: Contact Holly Sheppard hsheppard@autism.nf.net

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