ASDreams is for youth in grades 5-12 who are on the Autism Spectrum (formerly Asperger’s or PDD-NOS). ASDreamers are given opportunities to learn and practice Autism supports. Skills include anxiety management, self regulation and social communication. Learning takes place through guided activities and free time. Youth are mentored by someone who also has ASD. Karen Sudom, of Spectrum Educational Services, remembers the added pressures of being a teen with ASD. Two of her children are graduates of the ASDreams program.

ASDreams is facilitated by Karen and a dream team of dedicated leaders. Behavioural and administrative support is provided by Wendy Johnson. ASDreams is funded by Family Supports for Children with Disabilities and hosted by Crestwood Mennonite Brethren church.

ASDreams meets weekly from September-May at:

Crestwood Mennonite Brethren Church, 2348 Dunmore Road SE.
Mondays 4:30-6:00 FULL
Mondays 6:30-8:00 
Thursdays: Wait list

ASDreams is a safe place for self discovery with others who understand.

To start the registration process contact:
Wendy Johnson
Karen has a Pinterest board of some of the activities and ideas she adapts for ASDreams.

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Pre-requisites to participation:
1. FSCD service agreement for ASDreams (48 community hours)

2. Required skills:
(Most ASDreamers have a much higher skill base than what is listed below.)
  • Independent communication
  • Independent toileting
  • Turn taking
  • Able to manage self without becoming a danger to self or others
  • Able to attend group independently with the general supports of the Dream Team.
3. Paperwork:
  • Complete registration form
  • Complete participation form
  • Commitment to complete year end parent feedback form
4. Attend orientation (new ASDreamers):

  • Review ASDreams commitment form
  • Building tour
  • Questions