ConnectABILITY

Food for Life Program

Verified
2238 Dundas Street West, York, ON, Canada
2238 Dundas Street West, Ste. 206 Toronto Ontario M6R CA

This program is designed to help youth and adults with Autism and Asperger’s learn about nutrition, healthy eating, shopping and food preparation, while practicing social and communication skills. Focus of this program is on cooking skills as well as the social aspects of navigating a grocery store, understanding food budgets, economy of scale, cooking and shopping to recipes and safe food handling. This program helps students to gain a love for a variety of new foods as well as making healthier and fun food choices.

This program is suitable for those who are independent in most self care skills

This program is not suitable for those who have significant behavior issues

Ratio:  1 staff to 3 students

Program Hours:  One Week Program – 9:30-3:00

Ongoing Enrolment

Cost:  $ 450.00/week

Contact:  Mary Salerno

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Reach Toronto Autism Services for Youth and Adults

Reach Toronto is a Not for Profit organization, offering unique programs for adults and youth with ASD, Asperger’s Syndrome and Mild Intellectual Disabilities. Children with autism become young adults with autism who are faced with the challenge of leaving the support and safe environment of the school system. Our programs were created in response to that challenge. Reach Toronto provides life skills training, social skills as well as specific knowledge required to prepare transitioning high school students and young adults for either college, the workforce or simply to gain independence. We also address the needs for adults who successfully completed a college program and require the skills to enter the workforce. The goal of our Success on the Spectrum programs is to ensure successful transition in a safe and nurturing environment.