The “I Can” Initiative offers 6 week programs designed to increase social interaction, learning and development for children and young adults as well as their siblings.
Yesterday was our junior and senior potter class at ‘Medium Art Studio’ in Burlington. Creativity, laughter, happiness filled the studio and everyone had a chance to work and design together. We made ornaments for families, presents for teachers, fun pottery pieces that brighten anyone’s day.
Next Step - work training program was a great success. Today I want to take the time to thank WORK SAFE Training Inc. for opening their doors and taking the time to train our youth on safety in the work environment. Listening and learning are the perks of being a Project Autism volunteer. Between you and me, knowledge is power :) So this week I watched them do full safety checks on themselves, their environment and the equipment/trucks they were using. It was amazing to see everyone in action. 100% Then the students operate large machinery. Yes, you read that sentence correctly - operated large machinery. They each learned how to drive these huge machines and I was amazed at how good they each were. They remembered all the steps and were able to move forward, backwards, pickup, lift, lower, and stop. This session is a great reminder for us all - The only limits you set are in your mind.
Project Autism in the news! Project Autism Judith Elaine with MPP Kevin Flynn at the Autism Job Club Conference 2017 discussing the importance of sustainability and helping our young adults get employment.
I CAN Learn
ICAN learning classes have officially begun and we are having fun learning about money/finances, therapy dogs, arts and crafts. What will next week be?