Social and Recreational

The challenge:  Neurodiverse young adults are often isolated and lonely.  Many programs are segregated, with young adults all grouped together despite their individual needs and interests and in environments that contribute to their sense of isolation.  Social skills need continual reinforcement.  

Alink’s cooking team preparing food for the Adath Israel synagogue.

The solution: Alink’s Sunday Small Groups Program, which takes place at Montreal’s Sylvan Adams Y, provides various activities for small groups of young adults with similar interests and abilities. Program director, Matthew Selvin, gets to know the young adults and groups them for compatibility. Activities include fitness, cooking, music, drama and art. The focus is on building social skills while having fun.

For more information on the Sunday program, click HERE.

During the COVID-19 crisis, Alink ran activities online as well as a phone buddy program co-sponsored by GenMTL, the young adult arm of Federation CJA.

Alink’s Facebook page provides information on other activities within the community.


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