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Life Skills Resources in Canada

Life skills can be a challenge for anyone, let alone those with autism, ASD, Asperger's or related disorders. Search our resource section for all resources pertaining to life skills.

Association for Supported Community Connections (no website)

ASCC currently provides In-Home Respite, Out of Home Respite, Community Support, Life Skills Training, and Transitional Planning. ASCC also has a children/youth respite home called “Maitland House” that is located in Spruce Grove, Alberta. Maitland House provides 24 hour support for up to 30 days a year.

Phone (780) 960-0593 or E-mail afscc@hotmail.com for more information.

BC Association for Community Living

A provincial association dedicated to promoting the participation of people with developmental disabilities in all aspects community life. We also support activities dedicated to building inclusive communities that value the diverse abilities of all people.

Claro

Offers a holistic program of support that includes a complete academic program (K-12) through partnerships with distributed learning schools, behaviour intervention, life skills training, therapeutic recreation, and opportunities to develop social and emotional awareness.

Community Inclusions Ltd.

A nonprofit organization in West Prince that provides supports to adults aged (18-65) with intellectual disabilities. These supports range from residential, employment, supportive and recreational.

Community Living Ontario

The goal of this organization is that all persons live in a state of dignity, share in all elements of living in the community, and have the opportunity to participate effectively.

Cosmopolitan Learning Centre (Cosmo)

A non profit corporation that provides life skills training, opportunities for community and in house employment, volunteer experience in the community, as well as recreational and social activities for adults with intellectual and accompanying physical disabilities.

Department of Health and Social Services

Helping individuals acquire the skills to live responsible, healthy and independent lives; providing a range of accessible, affordable services that assist individuals, families and communities to reach their full potential.

Family Plus/Life Solutions

Has been serving the Saint John area since 1929. The Agency is a private, not-for-profit organization helping men, women, children and families manage the challenges of today’s living conditions

Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society – North Vancouver

A not-for-profit organization formed in 2002 for the purpose of promoting mutually rewarding friendships between children with autism spectrum and related social-communicative disorders and their peers, classmates and siblings. Our goal is to help children develop to the best of their abilities through the play and socialization that results from these friendships.

Hinchinbrook Farm

Therapeutic riding for people with physical or intellectual disabilities. Also uses the Horse Boy Method (TM).

Quebec Association for Independent Living (QUAIL)

Aim is to provide a comfortable and permanent home in the Lower Gatineau Valley for Anglophone or Bilingual persons who are developmentally challenged, to assist them in developing their personal life skills, and to help them integrate into the community as fully as possible.

Saskatchewan Abilities Council

Works with people of varying abilities to enhance their independence and participation in the community through vocational, rehabilitation and recreational services.

Sexpressions

Stephanie Mitelman, director, is a founding member of the Sexual Health Network of Quebec (re-launched from the Planned Parenthood Chapter of Montreal in 2005). She is a national trainer on issues of sexual health; training teachers, nurses and front line workers across the country. Her work focuses primarily on prevention issues and healthy relationships.

As a sexuality education specialist, she also works with individuals and couples with special needs, with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has a private practice, and writes content for curriculums and classroom kits.

Supports for People with Disabilties

The Social Programs division provides supports and services to people with disabilities in Prince Edward Island to help them enjoy a good quality of life.