Geneva Centre for Autism

Geneva Centre for Autism Geneva Centre for Autism is recognized as Canada’s leading service provider in the field of autism. We offer a wide range of clinical services which are determined individually for each person with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
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All of our clinical services are supported by a multi-disciplinary team of trained, experienced and empathic professionals including speech-language pathologists, behaviour analysts, therapists, early childhood educators, occupational therapists, developmental pediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers. In addition, our staffing team is supported by a Professional Advisory Council which is composed of world-renowned clinicians, blending their expertise with ours. Consequently, Geneva Centre for Autism is able to provide the highest quality of clinical service to our clients.

All of our clinical services are supported by a multi-disciplinary team of trained, experienced and empathic professionals including speech-language pathologists, behaviour analysts, therapists, early childhood educators, occupational therapists, developmental pediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers. In addition, our staffing team is supported by a Professional Advisory Council which is composed of world-renowned clinicians, blending their expertise with ours. Consequently, Geneva Centre for Autism is able to provide the highest quality of clinical service to our clients.

Mission: Vision: Successful Community Inclusion Mission: Our mission is to empower individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, and their families, to fully participate in their communities. Goals: Geneva Centre for Autism strives to: * Build the capacity and skills of individuals, families, community agencies and professionals to help individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder realize opportunities for successful community inclusion * Provide leadership in the development and delivery of services that are marked by excellence and flexibility and are grounded in evidence * Raise awareness and understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders and promote the rights of all individuals to be treated with dignity and respect Values: Our actions and relationships will demonstrate our core values of: * Accountability * Collaboration * Compassion * Trust

Operating as usual

12/23/2020
Holiday Story Time with Geneva Centre for Autism: Pop-Up Peekaboo! Christmas

7 Days of Holiday Stories! Maybe you could use a little break today, so why not grab a quick snack and tune into a quick holiday read with us!

Pop-Up Peekaboo! Christmas by Dawn Sirett What will pop out of the Christmas stocking? Who will come out of the chimney? What's hiding behind the Christmas tree?

GCA respects and adheres to Toronto Public Health COVID-19 guidelines. All videos are produced in accordance with guidelines.

In response to the province-wide shutdown recently announced by the Ontario government which includes the closure of ele...
12/23/2020
Remote Services - Geneva Centre for Autism

In response to the province-wide shutdown recently announced by the Ontario government which includes the closure of elementary schools until January 11th, the GCA will also shift all in-person programming to remote during this time. We encourage our families and clients to check our available remote programs on our website: https://buff.ly/38smuTJ

In the meantime, we wish you a safe and happy holiday and we look forward to resuming remote services in the New Year.

The Geneva Centre offers a wide range of remote services to support families and can actively work to connect those families with the services that meet their current needs. Below is a list of the remote services being currently offered. New offerings will be updated as they become available.

12/22/2020
Holiday Story Time with Geneva Centre for Autism: May I Please Open a Present?

7 Days of Holiday Stories! Maybe you could use a little break today, so why not grab a quick snack and tune into a quick holiday read with us!

May I Please Open a Present? by: Jennifer E. Morris It's Christmas Eve -- almost time to open presents! But Alfie just can't wait any longer. Could he, pretty please, open his presents now? Read along with Alfie and laugh along with his hilarious attempts to convince his mom that he should be allowed to open presents!

GCA respects and adheres to Toronto Public Health COVID-19 guidelines. All videos are produced in accordance with guidelines.

12/21/2020
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Youth and young adults with autism are particularly vulnerable to social isolation. With many high school and post-secondary classes being delivered online due to the pandemic, individuals on the spectrum are missing critical opportunities for social engagement. Due to comorbid diagnoses, many individuals with ASD identify as high risk, further limiting opportunities to engage in their communities.

12/21/2020
Holiday Story Time with Geneva Centre for Autism: Dashing through the Snow

7 Days of Holiday Stories! Maybe you could use a little break today, so why not grab a quick snack and tune into a quick holiday read with us!

A Porcupine in a Pine Tree by Helaine Becker and H. Werner Zimmermann Christmas, as only Canadians can celebrate! Where else do Mounties frolic, squirrels enjoy a fine game of curling, and hockey players mark the season as lords-a-leaping?

GCA respects and adheres to Toronto Public Health COVID-19 guidelines. All videos are produced in accordance with guidelines.

12/20/2020
Holiday Story Time with Geneva Centre for Autism: Ten Little Reindeer

7 Days of Holiday Stories! Maybe you could use a little break today, so why not grab a quick snack and tune into a quick holiday read with us!

Ten Little Reindeer by Jonny Lambert Action-packed and with humorous Christmas Eve scenes little ones will love, this entertaining festive book is perfect for story time over the Christmas holidays.

GCA respects and adheres to Toronto Public Health COVID-19 guidelines. All videos are produced in accordance with guidelines.

New Year, New Programs: Registration OPEN Now! Limited spaces still available for Funded Remote Social Skills Ages 6-8 y...
12/19/2020
New Year, New Programs: Remote and In-Person Respite Services Registration

New Year, New Programs: Registration OPEN Now! Limited spaces still available for Funded Remote Social Skills Ages 6-8 yrs, Remote Social Clubs for Ages 5-17 yrs, Adult Remote Winter Social Club for ages 18+, Online Project ImPACT Wed Mornings & Tuesday Afternoons. Programs start in January so secure your space now!

Program registration open for both remote and in-centre program options from ages 5-24 years old! Limited spaces, so secure yours today!

12/19/2020
Holiday Story Time with Geneva Centre for Autism: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

7 Days of Holiday Stories! Maybe you could use a little break today, so why not grab a quick snack and tune into a quick holiday read with us!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss “Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot . . . but the Grinch, who lived just north of Who-ville, did NOT!” Not since “’Twas the night before Christmas” has the beginning of a Christmas tale been so instantly recognizable. No holiday season is complete without the Grinch, Max, Cindy-Lou, and all the residents of Who-ville, in this heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit on even the smallest and coldest of hearts. Like mistletoe, candy canes, and caroling, the Grinch is a mainstay of the holidays, and his story is the perfect gift for young and old.

GCA respects and adheres to Toronto Public Health COVID-19 guidelines. All videos are produced in accordance with guidelines.

12/19/2020
Holiday Story Time with Geneva Centre for Autism: Frosty the Snowman

Maybe you could use a little break today, so why not grab a quick snack and tune into a quick holiday read with us! Follow us for 7 days of holiday stories!

Frosty the Snowman by: Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins is a seasonally joyful story that continues to warm our hearts year after year. Famous for his cheerful character, whimsical appeal, and, of course, his button nose and two eyes made out of coal, Frosty is the most magical snowman in town.

Project ImPACT (Improving Parents as Communication Teachers) is an evidence-based parent-mediated intervention program b...
12/18/2020

Project ImPACT (Improving Parents as Communication Teachers) is an evidence-based parent-mediated intervention program based on best practices in early intervention. The goal of project ImPACT is for parents to feel more confident in supporting their child’s development, and for children to get more opportunities to practice social communication goals in the home. Topics include: encouraging communication, creating routines, make time for play, teaching skills & understanding challenging behaviour. Available Tuesday Afternoons: https://buff.ly/2K8iNdN or Wednesday Mornings: https://buff.ly/2WuxxWI

At GCA, we are cultivating meaningful relationships and community engagement through our PEERS® Online program. PEERS®On...
12/17/2020

At GCA, we are cultivating meaningful relationships and community engagement through our PEERS® Online program. PEERS®Online is an evidence-based remote social skills program for youth and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder to learn the skills necessary to make and keep meaningful friendships, while staying socially engaged and connected to their peers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, more than ever, we are celebrating these connections. https://buff.ly/3m32rzV

This past year, GCA’s goal has been to deliver innovative programs that are accessible to all families and budgets. Whil...
12/16/2020

This past year, GCA’s goal has been to deliver innovative programs that are accessible to all families and budgets. While the province is still clearing the backlog for the childhood budget, GCA has been proactively speaking and listening to our families in the community to deliver flexible programs until they receive their childhood budget. Read our 2019/2020 Impact Report here: https://buff.ly/3mdbPB3

12/16/2020
Challenging Circumstances

This past year the foundation team has continued to work hard to raise funds to provide opportunities for our community in spite of the challenging circumstances with which we have all faced over the last 7-8 months. We are proud of what has been accomplished.

12/16/2020
In their own words: GCA participants share how YOUR donation makes a difference.

Youth and young adults with autism are particularly vulnerable to social isolation. With many high school and post-secondary classes being delivered online due to the pandemic, individuals on the spectrum are missing critical opportunities for social engagement. Due to comorbid diagnoses, many individuals with ASD identify as high risk, further limiting opportunities to engage in their communities.

To mitigate the risk of isolation, it is imperative that we provide opportunities for youth and young adults with ASD to remain socially engaged through the ongoing pandemic.

GCA is offering Remote Social Skills programs like PEERS® Online to support the development of meaningful relationships and communication skills for children and youth with autism while in-person group programming is limited. These programs have been particularly impactful, with many families preferring the virtual format.

While we can’t be together in person, it is important that we practice ways to still stay connected. Online social skill...
12/15/2020

While we can’t be together in person, it is important that we practice ways to still stay connected. Online social skills programs available for ages 6-12 to help improve flexibility, self-regulation, emotional understanding and goal-directed behaviour. https://buff.ly/349Dn46

In-Person and Remote Respite Registration is OPEN! While spaces are limited, we are offering select evening & weekend gr...
12/15/2020

In-Person and Remote Respite Registration is OPEN! While spaces are limited, we are offering select evening & weekend groups for children, youth & adults. https://buff.ly/3qUsEEA

To register for Children Weekend Respite, please complete the application and return to [email protected] by December 22nd, 2020: https://buff.ly/3r1Mxt6
All services In-Centre will be offered at a 1:1 ratio and will be compliant with COVID-19 recommendations as directed by Toronto Public Health.

In-Person and Remote Respite Registration Opens tomorrow December 15th 12pm! We are excited to be able to continue to of...
12/14/2020

In-Person and Remote Respite Registration Opens tomorrow December 15th 12pm! We are excited to be able to continue to offer our Evening & Weekend Respite programs. While spaces are limited, we are offering select evening & weekend groups for children, youth & adults. All services In-Centre will be offered at a 1:1 ratio and will be compliant with COVID-19 recommendations as directed by Toronto Public Health. https://buff.ly/3oPMUVT

12/12/2020
Geneva Centre for Autism BRAVO Awards 2020

Every year the GCA recognizes the dedication and hard work of our clients and staff who have made great strides towards our vision of creating successful community inclusion.

“The experience that I’ve had with the ALL GIRLS GROUP of PEERS was really fun and interesting. It taught me a lot of th...
12/10/2020

“The experience that I’ve had with the ALL GIRLS GROUP of PEERS was really fun and interesting. It taught me a lot of things about being a teenager and a good friend,” says Alice, a participant in GCA’s PEERS® Online summer session. “I’m so glad I did PEERS because there, I met the most kind, gentle, understanding, loyal girls that are extremely rare to find.” https://buff.ly/3gwkZHs

Sensory Friendly Saturday is THIS Saturday! Toilet training can be a challenging journey for most children (and their ca...
12/04/2020

Sensory Friendly Saturday is THIS Saturday! Toilet training can be a challenging journey for most children (and their caregivers!). Learn strategies to make toilet training easier—from recognizing signs of readiness to preparing your child to deal with setbacks. Discover tips and tricks to make toilet training your child a success. THEN we're making playdough you can pull, squeeze, twist and poke! Measure, mix and knead your ingredients for multi-sensory play. Register here: https://buff.ly/2VxG62r

“He’s getting better when he’s getting frustrated to be able to squeeze his fists and, as we learn more of the different...
12/01/2020
Your gift today provides a lifetime of impact

“He’s getting better when he’s getting frustrated to be able to squeeze his fists and, as we learn more of the different strategies, I can now say ‘Do you need to squeeze your fists? Do you need to have a hug? Do you need to take lazy eight breathing?’ I can go through a few strategies and he knows what they are. So the toolbox keeps growing for both of us.”

Today, on Giving Tuesday, we open the giving season with a celebration of kindness, generosity, and community spirit. Giving Tuesday is a reminder that when we come together, we can make a difference.

FridayFun! Do you find yourself running out of ideas to keep the kids active & moving as the weather gets colder?  This ...
11/27/2020

FridayFun! Do you find yourself running out of ideas to keep the kids active & moving as the weather gets colder? This activity is for you! Get the kids involved in creating animal or monster footprints, put your footprint course together & get ready to have endless amounts of fun and laughs! https://buff.ly/3fFlHlB

Physical distancing has been difficult for all of us, but for children with autism, the sudden interruption of routines,...
11/26/2020
On Giving Tuesday, your gift is a lifeline.

Physical distancing has been difficult for all of us, but for children with autism, the sudden interruption of routines, services and recreational programming has been incredibly isolating. This Giving Tuesday, more than ever, we need your help to keep our kids connected.

COVID-19 continues to present major challenges for the autism community - there are new social boundaries to navigate, respite programs are limited, and many of our clients are high-risk and unable to return to school.

On Friday, November 20th, the Ontario government announced Toronto and Peel region Grey-Lockdown. Under this new restric...
11/25/2020

On Friday, November 20th, the Ontario government announced Toronto and Peel region Grey-Lockdown. Under this new restrictive category, Geneva Centre for Autism’s in-centre services remain open and unchanged.

The health, safety, and well-being of our staff, clients, and families is always our priority safety and cleaning measures in accordance with Public Health guidelines.

As always, we are here to support you on how to navigate autism services during this uncertain time. If you have any questions or concerns please call (416) 322-7877, and our staff members are happy to offer support and guidance.

Be well, stay safe and healthy!

REGISTRATION FOR WINTER SOCIAL SKILLS AGES 6-12 PROGRAMMING IS OPEN! Due to COVID-19, we transitioned to remote services...
11/24/2020

REGISTRATION FOR WINTER SOCIAL SKILLS AGES 6-12 PROGRAMMING IS OPEN!
Due to COVID-19, we transitioned to remote services to provide clients with a safe platform for learning and engaging. This format has proven to be successful and has been widely received by both participants and their families. Social Skills program registration for ages 13-24 coming soon…stay tuned! For more information about programs please email [email protected] Visit https://buff.ly/3l07Y9Z to secure your space!

Thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Geneva Centre for Autism has been offering the PEERS program for free to fami...
11/20/2020

Thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Geneva Centre for Autism has been offering the PEERS program for free to families for the past three years. Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is used to teach socially motivated teens and adults the skills necessary to make and keep meaningful friendships. This evidence-based social skills program allows participants to discuss, problem-solve and practice different social interactions to build their confidence in navigating the social world. Through this grant, we have been able to serve 420 clients across the Greater Toronto Area, conduct research, and expand our reach to serve new clients across multiple locations.

Due to COVID-19, we transitioned to remote services to provide clients with a safe platform for learning and engaging. This format has proven to be successful and has been widely received by both participants and their families. GCA will continue to offer the PEERS program fee for service along with all of our other social skills programs. Please visit https://buff.ly/2Hk0HUy on Tuesday, November 24th at 12:00pm when all our social skills programs for winter will be live!

We are so excited to be one of this year’s Canada Post Community Foundation grant recipients! 😃This grant will help us t...
11/16/2020

We are so excited to be one of this year’s Canada Post Community Foundation grant recipients! 😃This grant will help us to create a new Sensory Room and Teen Rec Space. Thank you Canada Post Community Foundation!

#AUTISM2020 was incredible virtually this year! You can still register to view the available recorded sessions! You can ...
11/14/2020

#AUTISM2020 was incredible virtually this year! You can still register to view the available recorded sessions! You can view the agenda here: https://buff.ly/35wqQc3 & email [email protected] w/ your First name, Last name & number of days (1, 2 OR 3) to access the recordings that are available until Nov 17th.

If you still wish to register for our #AUTISM2020 Virtual International Symposium, please email symposium@autism.net Ple...
11/11/2020

If you still wish to register for our #AUTISM2020 Virtual International Symposium, please email [email protected] Please provide the following information: First name, Last name, email address, number of days (1, 2 OR 3) you would like to attend or access recordings (which are available until Nov 17th).

We are SO excited for our first VIRTUAL International Symposium that starts tomorrow! We have fantastic speakers that in...
11/10/2020

We are SO excited for our first VIRTUAL International Symposium that starts tomorrow! We have fantastic speakers that include not only Temple Grandin and Tony Attwood but amazing speakers on the spectrum to share their expertise, insight and experiences like Kerry Magro, Nadira Badri, David Barber, Hartley Sigal & Priyanka Paul. The next 3 days are going to be full of knowledge sharing and networking and we hope that you're there! Today's the last day to register - check out the full agenda and other details: https://buff.ly/3eICUtI

The International Virtual Autism Symposium starts TOMORROW! Don’t miss your chance to join a global community of leading...
11/10/2020
#AUTISM2020 is THIS WEEK! Final hours to register...

The International Virtual Autism Symposium starts TOMORROW! Don’t miss your chance to join a global community of leading experts, professionals, and families to learn clinical breakthroughs and best practices in the field of autism. Join for 1, 2, or all 3 days. #autism2020

Don’t miss your chance to join our biennial symposium event! Join a global community of leading experts, professionals, and families to learn clinical breakthroughs and best practices in the field of autism. Join for 1, 2, or all 3 days.

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Two blocks south of the Davisville subway station.

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Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

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Vision: Successful Community Inclusion...Creating a World of Possibilities!

Mission: Our mission is to empower individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and their families, to fully participate in their communities.

Goals: Geneva Centre for Autism strives to:


  • Build the capacity and skills of individuals, families, community agencies and professionals to help individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder realize opportunities for successful community inclusion
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    Hello! Are you a parent of a child with a special need or exceptionality that has experienced the negative impact of exclusion and the lack of inclusion within the classroom? We at Ryerson University are conducting a survey to better understand experiences of children in the classroom based on the fact of inclusion. We want to hear from parents! We are advocating for these children through this research project and want to strive for better quality education that benefits the whole child. This anonymous survey will allow us as Early Childhood Studies students to collect and analyze data to bring forward to today's education systems! If you have any questions, or want to inquire more about the study before volunteering to participate in the survey, please do not hesitate to contact any of the researchers, their email will be provided below: 1. Nathalie Barragan: [email protected] 2. Sabrina Brochu: [email protected] 3. Mawada Muselem: [email protected] Click the link below to begin!
    This past Saturday Comedy Bar in Toronto hosted the Sensory-Friendly Comedy Show which is held the second Saturday of the month at 6:30pm. Sensory-Friendly Comedy is the first ever relaxed performance monthly comedy series, designed for Comedy fans who prefer a more relaxed environment. Lights and sound in the entire venue are adjusted so it is not as dark or loud as usual, similar to sensory friendly movie screenings. Visitors are free to move around the space and speak freely (but quietly) during the show. All performing comics have been specifically selected based on their non-abrasive style and persona. There is no crowd work in this show. Paper ordering forms are available at the box office and bar for ease of communication for all visitors. Sensory-Friendly Comedy is open to everyone. For more information please ask in the Comments below or visit their website.
    Are you an adult on the autism spectrum? Are you a friend or family member of an adult on the autism spectrum? Are you a professional who provides services to adults on the autism spectrum? Be part of the Ottawa Adult Autism Initiative (OAAI). We want to hear from you. Quick Facts about the Ottawa Adult Autism Initiative: · 1. Who we are: A grassroots group of adults on the autism spectrum, family members and allies, and professionals. We have received a grant from Ontario Trillium Foundation for our work (fall 2019 to summer 2020) in partnership with Autism Ontario. 2. Our goal: To make it easier for adults on the autism spectrum to find the supports and services they need. We are starting by building a strong knowledge base - a community snapshot of the met and unmet needs of the Ottawa-area adult ASD community. This knowledge will guide our future work to build a new way for our community to connect with existing services and to develop new ones to fill gaps. 3. How we will build the knowledge base: We are consulting with the Ottawa-area adult ASD community through an online survey and in-person outreach sessions - all to take place from February to June 2020. Our website is www.ottawaadultautism.com 4. Who will have input through our survey and in-person outreach meetings: We need to hear from you if you are an adult on the autism spectrum, a family member or ally of an ASD adult, or a professional who provides services to ASD adults. 5. All information we collect will remain confidential: We will never use your name with your survey responses. Only our team researchers will have access to individual survey results. 6. We will share our findings with you: We will publish a summary of findings from completed surveys and in-person outreach sessions. 7. We need your help: Please spread the word in your groups and communities. Share our website link, where people can access the online survey, and where we will announce outreach meeting dates and locations. Please share widely! Once again, our website link is: www.ottawaadultautism.com Broad Timelines - Fall 2019 to Summer 2020 Fall 2019: Getting Organized - creating a website, designing online survey, planning in-person outreach meetings Winter-Spring 2020: Consulting the ASD community - online survey will open, in-person outreach meetings will be held Summer 2020: Analyzing, validating and reporting findings - preparing and sharing a summary of findings, validating the findings with the community and submitting our final report and proposed next steps
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    BIPOC and/or Newcomer Disabled Youth Focus Group Is this for me? Are you 13-29 years old? Living with a disability? BIPOC and/ or newcomer? Living or receiving services in the Toronto Area? Then yes! You do not need to have any knowledge or experience with sex or sexual health to participate. We acknowledge that personal identification with disability may differ amongst individuals. We encourage applications from youth involved in sex work, who have not attended formal post secondary education, and those living with sti(s). What will I do? Participate in a focus group on Saturday May 18th from 1-3pm at Factor Inwentash 246 Bloor St. W Room 418 to help ensure programs and services are built around your sexual and reproductive health needs What will I get? You’ll receive $20 for your time and input, as well as TTC token and refreshments. For more information or to register, please contact Aidyn at [email protected] or 416-961-0113 ext 200. Every effort will be made to make focus groups accessible. Please inquire about specific needs.
    Please circulate widely within your networks. Disabled Youth Focus Group- Support Worker and Interdependance Model Users Is this for me? Are you 13-29 years old? Require support for tasks of daily living? Living or receiving services in the Toronto Area? Then yes! You do not need to have any knowledge or experience with sex or sexual health to participate We acknowledge that personal identification with disability may differ amongst individuals. We encourage applications from youth who are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of colour), newcomers to Canada, experience with sex work, living with stis and those who have not attended formal post secondary education. What will I do? Take part in a focus group to help ensure programs and services are built around your sexual and reproductive health needs The focus group will be taking place on Thursday, May 23rd from 6-8pm at Factor Inwentash 236 Bloor St W Room 418 For more information or to register, please contact Aidyn at [email protected] or 416-961-0113 ext 200 You’ll receive $20 for your time and input, as well as TTC token and refreshments. Every effort will be made to make focus groups accessible. Please inquire about specific needs. Support workers are welcome to attend as support.