Life Skills and Vocational Training Centre
Autism Services Ottawa serves young people 16 years of age and up
with High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.
The “Life Skills and Vocational Training Centre” offers a wide range of transitional support services for youth and adults with Autism and Developmental Disabilities. In 2013, Y’s Owl Maclure launched this innovative employment and independent living program as a response to the increasing needs of young adults with Autism and Developmental Disabilities transitioning from secondary school settings into adulthood.
All of our services for youth and adults are guided by a person directed planning approach that utilizes individual strengths, abilities, interest and personal goals. Person-directed planning helps an individual to find the tools they need to live their dreams and meet their goals. This vocational training program for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Disabilities will provide participants with a blended training experience in the Owl Café, Sweet Memories Baskets, life skills training center, opportunities for work experience in the community, combined with classroom instruction. When students are ready for the next step, they will receive support in acquiring and maintaining employment, post- secondary education and/ or independent living.
- Age: 16year of age and up,
- Diagnosis: Asperger Syndrome, Autism, and Developmental Disabilities
- Fees: $45 a full day $30 a half day
- Time: 9:00 - 3:30 pm
- Location: Y’s Owl Maclure Co-operative Centre, Suite 100, 1140 Morrison Drive, Ottawa. Transportation to and from the centre is the responsibility of the individual / family.