L.I.F.E. Adult Autism Day Program

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What is the L.I.F.E. program?

L.I.F.E. (Learning, Independence, Friendship and Education) is a fee-for-service day program designed to support adult individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in a daily group setting. Our staff team is trained in Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) and other evidence based strategies specific to individuals with ASD and utilize these skills to guide our participants through our daily activity schedules. We offer support in a 3:1 ratio and tailor our program to meeting individual and group needs.

Is the L.I.F.E. program right for you?

  • Low to moderate support needs individuals with ASD
  • 18+ years of age
  • desire to socialize and learn with others
  • safe behaviour in a group and community setting
  • independent toileting and mobility

Academic, Life and Recreational Skills at the L.I.F.E. program:

money skills (handling cash, bill/coin recognition, giving and making change, giving appropriate dollar value, percentages/discounts, budgeting etc.)

time recognition (recognizing hour/minute hands, reading clocks both analog and digital, quarter/half/hourly, time word problems etc.)

life skills (knowing personal information, street safety, hygiene skills, understanding community helpers, cooking and laundry skills etc.)

reading/writing and comprehension skills (reading, writing and answering questions in line with individual skill level)

social skills (zones of regulations, reciprocal conversations, listening and following direction, problem solving skills, empathy and building rapports etc.)

vocational skills (sorting, organizing, packaging, assembling etc.)

community access and recreational opportunities (bowling, swimming, hiking, community events etc.)

group volunteering (community based volunteer opportunities)

creative opportunities (music class, art/crafts)

sensory integration (use of sensory friendly materials, designated daily sensory time, as needed sensory integration and support)

… and much more!

How much does this program cost?

Annual tuition rates are to be determined based on support needs and number of days attended. Most supports are offered in a 1:3 staffing ratio. PassportOne funding may be used towards program tuition fees.

Where is the L.I.F.E. program located?

The program is located at the Mischa Weisz Centre, 1900 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario. Participants are not required to be Hamilton resident. The L.I.F.E. program runs Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Before/after care is available for an additional fee.

How to register for the L.I.F.E. program:

Please contact Kate Dixon, Program Manager, at kdixon@woodview.ca for inquires about intake and availability – no referral required.


Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services
69 Flatt Road
Burlington, ON L7P 0T3

Halton: (905) 689-4727
Hamilton: (905) 689-4727
Brant: (519) 752-5308
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