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Virtual Youth & Adult Programs

Online programs for Autistic youth and adults

View the Program Guide

Age

Youth, Adult

Regions

Province Wide

Seasons

Fall, Winter

Virtual Youth and Adult programs provide a range of opportunities for participants (13-17 yrs & 18+) to connect online. Program offerings vary from season-to-season. Some of our standard offerings over the past year include Fitness, Movie Club, Meet Ups and Dating, Relationships & Sexual Health workshops. All sessions are facilitated by CAN staff.

Using the free Zoom app (an online meeting platform), coaches will be able to connect with participants in real-time, teaching lessons in a fun, new and digital environment.

Announcement

CAN is no longer requiring a formal autism diagnosis for individuals over 13 years of age who are interested in accessing CAN programs or services. Learn more >> 

Program Structure

Each session ranges from 1-2 hours (depending on activity) with up to 15 participants at a time. Some programs are offered monthly, while others are offered weekly.

Virtual Fitness

  • Workout sessions led by a certified personal trainer
  • Focus on aerobic endurance, strength, and flexibility featuring activities that can easily be done from home
  • No previous fitness experience required
  • See Equipment Checklist
  • 6-week program & single-day opportunities available year-round

Virtual Coding

  • In partnership with CodeAbility
  • Games and activities provide an intro to the basics of coding
  • 6-week program & single-day opportunities available year-round

Movie Club

  • Watch a movie on Netflix together (via Teleparty app), then meet the following week to discuss the movie with peers
  • Participants access the party through their own Netflix account and a link provided by CAN
  • A CAN staff supports the chat during the film

Virtual Meetups

  • Meet up online, build social relationships, and play a variety of fun games
  • A CAN staff mediates the group, introducing fun activities and guest facilitators each week
  • Available for youth (13-17 yrs) and adults (18+ yrs)

Dating, Relationships & Sexual Health

  • Learn about a range of topics in a safe space.
  • Led by a certified sexual health educator from Shift Education and supported by CAN staff
  • Available for adults (18+ yrs)

Availability of virtual programs may vary from season to season.

Supports Provided

  • Participants are encouraged to participate independently – parents/guardians are welcome to support when needed 
  • An additional CAN staff member will be present and act as a moderator to provide technical support and answer questions
  • Please email Mark Comfort, Youth and Adult Program Coordinator, [email protected], with any questions or concerns

You can also access our Zoom Tip Sheet to help you prepare for the online program.

Stay Informed

Subscribe to the Youth and Adult newsletter to stay up-to-date with our upcoming opportunities.

Newsletters will be sent monthly and will include important information regarding programming, events, and registration.

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