Not sure what program is right for you or your child? Fill out our inquiry form or contact intake@tipes.ca.

Groups & Workshops

Groups and workshops are offered throughout the year. Please refer to our calendar or social media for upcoming dates. Please contact marnie@tipes.ca for availability.

Neurodiverse LGBTQ+ Teen Hang Out Group

Celebrate pride month by creating inclusive, intersectional programming! LGBTQ+ teens, age 13–16, are

invited to join us for a free, informal teen group on Zoom. Here, we’ll hang out, and discuss neurodiversity, autism, and ADHD programming for LGBTQ+ individuals.

Anxiety and Stress Management 

This is a six-week programed aimed at children ages 9–12 who are experiencing anxiety and want to learn coping mechanisms in a fun, group-focused, learning environment. Children will learn about anxiety, the role of the brain in anxiety, and mindfulness strategies for self-regulation. 

Summer Teen Group

Join us for a hybrid summer teen group held in-person and on Zoom! This eight-week group is for teens aged 13-16 who want to hang out, make friends, and connect with other teens! Join us for community outings, movies, games, and more!

Job Training for Teens

The job training program is available for youth age 13-15 and consists of four 1–2 hour sessions. Participants learn how to identify their interests and skill sets, how to search for a job, how to write a resume and cover letter, and how to prepare for an interview. Participants also gain valuable skills in problem solving and learn tools related to social skills and emotional regulation within the workplace.


Launch into Life!

This is a day-and-a-half-long workshop created by the Sinneave Centre for Autism. The goal of the workshop is to provide caregivers with a framework for dealing with major transitions in their teen and adult child’s life. For more information, please visit The Sinneave Family Foundation.

 

Mindful Parenting Course

This mindfulness series was created in partnership with Be Brave, Be Kind and is aimed at caregivers who want to learn mindfulness-based parenting strategies. Over the course of a month, caregivers learn about the brain and its role in anxiety response, tools for self-regulation, and strategies for working collaboratively with children and teens. For more information, please visit Be Brave, Be Kind

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Children’s Friendship Training 

Children’s Friendship Training is a 10-week, evidence-based, group-format, parent-assisted social skills intervention for children ages 8–12. It has been proven effective for children with autism who demonstrate emerging social skills and want to make friends. This program was developed at the University of California, Los Angeles, where it has been used and studied for over 20 years with more than 1,000 families. 
 
This training is geared towards motivated children who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. During each group session, children are taught crucial social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in-session during role-play and play activities (e.g., sports, board games, etc.). Caregivers are taught how to assist their children in making and keeping friends by providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments designed to build on skills practiced in the sessions. 

  

Advocacy Group  

This six-week program is geared to teens 13-16 who wish to learn self-advocacy skills. Topics include setting goals, asking for help, communication style, when to ask for help, and who to ask when they need help.