The Launch + Skills Café on January 29th was one that the participants had been looking forward to since it was discussed a few weeks prior. The Café was an opportunity to celebrate the various accomplishments and successes that they have reached individually and as a group. There were 28 participants, and each one was able to connect with their peers as they enjoyed pizza and board games. The room was filled with laughter as each person congratulated the next and shared ideas about what they would like to do for the next celebratory café. Participant feedback to the Skills Coaches was they really liked this style of event, and it will provide extra motivation to accomplish their goals knowing there would be similar celebrations in the future.
Launch + Skills is an innovative new program created by The Sinneave Family Foundation in 2018. The program assists individuals with autism (aged 15 and older) to build the skills needed to enroll in post-secondary programs, obtain employment or live more independently. Intake is on-going. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 403.210.5000