Autism Services – ages 13 – 19
The focus of the Over 13 Autism Program is primarily on skills for transition to adulthood. This can include independent living skills, social skills, employment readiness skills and increasing emotional knowledge of themselves and others. Social opportunities are presented in a group format and friendships are encouraged to continue into adulthood.
Sessions are offered at the NONA Clubhouse and in the community.
Once your teen starts our 13 – 19 Autism Program we will provide one weekly group session run by a Behaviour Interventionist (BI).
This also includes consultation from a Behaviour Analyst (BA) and the option of consultation from an Occupational Therapist as determined by your child’s team.
For more information, please contact Tania Wirachowsky, Behaviour Analyst, with the Autism Services Program at email@example.com or 250-549-1281 ext. 314.
- Autism Speaks
- Social Thinking
- Autism Community Training (ACT-BC)
- Provincial Outreach Program for Autism Spectrum Disorders (POPARD)
- Autism Internet Modules
- A Parent’s Handbook: Your Guide to Autism Programs, a BC Ministry of Children and Family Development publication.
The First Step
If you have concerns about your child please visit your family doctor who will be able to point you in the right direction. NONA’s Autism Program accepts referrals once a child has been diagnosed with Autism.
Referrals to Autism
Please complete our referral form if your child is under 19 and is diagnosed with autism. If you would like information about wait times to start our Autism Services Program please contact the ASP Manager. Click Here to access the form.
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