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Let’s Socialize

Empower Simcoe has made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the current semester of the Let’s Socialize program until further notice. The decision to postpone is a preventative measure regarding COVID-19 to reduce the risk of spreading infection to people and families we support, employees and volunteers.

Let’s Socialize is a social skills program to support youth from 12-16 years old who are diagnosed with Autism. Let’s Socialize consists of 2 six week programs to support social skills development and the understanding of healthy sexuality. The group is designed to have both a parent and youth component whereby parents attend for the full 12 weeks and are provided parallel information to the youth room to ensure that parents have the tools to support ongoing skills development with the youth.


Criteria for Eligibility/Involvement:

In order to be eligible to receive the Let’s Socialize Program the youth must be currently living within the family home, be between the age of 12-16 years old and have a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome (DSM IV) or PDD NOS, Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder or Autism Severity Level 1 from the DSM


How to Access Services/Service Request:

To make a referral to the Let’s Socialize Program fill out the Referral form below.

If you require more information, or need assistance in making a referral, please call 705-726-9082 ext. 2281.

To make a referral to the Let’s Socialize Program fill out the Referral form and email the form to Alternatively fax the Referral form to 705-720-1083, Attention: Family Services Intake.

Youth Involvement Brochure Barrie Orillia

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