Spring 2019 Newsletter

Programs and Services

Coaching and Consultation

Integrated Autism Consulting provides individualized coaching and consultation for adolescents, young adults, and adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Here are some of the areas that are addressed:
  • Transition support from secondary school to life
  • Understanding your diagnosis
  • Assessment of current level of functional life skills and follow up programs
  • Development of an Individual Profiles outlining interests, strengths and challenges
  • Emotional regulation assessment and anxiety reduction strategies
  • Employment readiness assessment and employment coaching support (Volunteer, Self, Supported or Competitive).
  • Executive functioning assessment and support
  • Social understanding and communication assessment and support
  • Healthy relationships: friendship and sexuality education
  • Community participation and mentoring support
  • Parent training and support
Click here to visit our website for more information.
Introducing Beatrix Switzer
Congratulations to Bea who recently completed Fashion and Editorial Make-Up and Make-Up Comprehensive Certifications from George Brown College. Her creative, focused and detail oriented approach to her profession led her to head of her class. Her exemplary work has resulted in positions as a make-up artist on set and head of make-up for two movies in Toronto! You go Gal! Bea wasn’t a fan of high school but loved this college experience since it was based on her interests. 

Click here to read more about her and see her wonderful work.

   Imagine a Life:     An Individualized      Workshop for Parents

For parents and caregivers of young adults with ASD to explore strategies and resources to support successful transition experiences.

This workshop provides assistance with:

  • Developing a transition plan and meaningful daily schedule
  • Assessing progress and producing goals in areas such as social understanding, job readiness, community involvement 
  • Explore self-regulation and anxiety reduction strategies
Click here to view the Poster.
Contact us for more information.


2 hours of one-to-one teaching and coaching weekly for 12 weeks

Click here to download the poster for additional details.
Transition to Life Coaches Needed!
Are you interested in becoming a Transition to Life Coach?
Is this you?
- Enjoys working with diverse populations
- Good knowledge of ASD
- Must be able to consult, coach, present and share information with a non-judgmental approach

Focus areas: Ottawa, London and Sudbury

Contact Us for more information.
Introducing...Trevor Jones                               Barrie, ON

Trevor is a recent graduate of the Transition to Life course in Barrie.  This smart, funny and charming young man graduated high school a couple of years ago and was struggling to make the leap into part-time employment.  Finally, he and his parents decided it was time to get some help and came to Integrated Autism Consulting for some advice.  Taking the Transition to Life course meant that Trevor learned not only interview and job preparation skills, he also gained valuable insights into the strengths and challenges of having ASD.  Trevor came to class each week with his homework done and was ready to learn.  With hard work and determination, he created and followed a weekly schedule, prepared his resume and cover letter, learned how to get a bus pass and ride the bus, went to job fairs, applied for jobs online and more!  He is currently volunteering at the Barrie Public library at the café and has just started a position at Tim Horton's. 
You should be very proud of your efforts Trevor!  Congratulations!

"My son completed the 12-week Transition to Life program while working with Vicky and Pat. Throughout the program, he challenged himself by working outside his comfort zone to achieve many of his goals that he co-created with guidance from his coach, Vicky. He gained confidence and the skills necessary to be able to seek employment. The team approach that Integrated Autism Consulting takes allowed us to feel supported during this challenging transitional time of his life. I strongly recommend this program to others who are struggling with 'next steps' and how to bridge the teen years and early adulthood."

- D. Jones (Trevor's Mother)

Prepare for Life: An Adaptive Life Skills Course

An individualized 12 week course for young adults with ASD that focuses on adaptive living  skills.

During this course, participants will:

  • Understand the importance of personal appearance and hygiene 
  • Increase knowledge of health, wellbeing and emergency and safety skills
  • Explore strategies for housekeeping, food and money management
  • Understand and investigate local transportation
  • Gain information on community resources
Contact Us to register or for more information.
here to download the poster.
Local Workshop

 This workshop will provide parents and caregivers with self-care skills and strategies. 

Date: Saturday, June 15
            9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Click here to view the poster for more information and for details on how to register. 
Community Programs and Events
Congratulations to Rachel Marks - one of our Transition to Life coaches - who is working with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra to create Relaxed Performances for neurodiverse audiences!

Click here to read about this new program.
First Day on the Job
Pictured here:
Lynn Chauvette - Habitat for Humanity Manager
Jamie McIntosh - Volunteering at the  Habitat for Humanity store in Alliston

Vicky Gillespie - Job Coach for IAC

Congratulations Jamie on your new volunteer position at Habitat for Humanity in Alliston!

Contact Us:
Integrated Autism Consulting
(705) 252-3114
Director: Patricia O'Connor
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Our mailing address is:
45 Maple Avenue
Barrie, Ontario

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