Autism Play Centre – Saturday Play Groups

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Saturday Autism Play Groups
Autism Play Groups

Weekend Autism Play Groups


Saturday Autism Play Groups programs combine the award-winning Integrated Play Groups®, Friend 2 Friend Autism Demystification®, and SCERTS® models. These comprehensive programs are inclusive peer play, educational programs that focus on developing the social, communication, and peer play competencies of all the children participating.

About Play Groups Programs

Saturday Autism Play Groups programs are small, stable groups of children and youths ages 5 to 13 that meet regularly under the guidance of highly trained professionals to play. Each group consists of one child with autism and one to two siblings from the same household.


Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Programs


Play Centre Single-Family Programs (in-person programs). We offer single-family in-person play groups (one child with autism and one to two siblings from the same household). We are offering these programs during the Fall Term September to December, and Spring Term March to June 2021. 

Families who do not have siblings to register please see our online play groups programs.

Unbox & Play Online Play Groups program for children ages 6 to 10.

RPG (Role Play Game) Online Play Groups for children ages 11 to 14.


Like all Friend 2 Friend Programs, our Saturday Play Groups are comprehensive programs that focus on the development of the social, communication, and peer play competencies of all the children participating. The Society provides the following services (all included in the fee):

Pre-Program Services

  • Online Family Course (for new families)
  • Program Coordinator intake phone call
  • Registration supports as required
  • Virtual Transition visit (for new families)
  • Administrative services (forms, payments, etc.) Families may use Autism Funding or Distance Learning Funding.
  • Individualized program design and planning

In Program Services

  • Fourteen – Full hour sessions
  • Small stable groups of no more than three children in each group.
  • Weekly Saturday one hour sessions.
  • 2 hours per session of programs design, planning, team meetings and data collection
  • Affinity-based materials and visual preparations
  • Pre and Post-program team standing meetings
  • Highly trained consistent professional team (1 Master Guide, 1 Play Guide)
  • Weekly session notes and data collection
  • Weekly emails with updates
  • All materials purchase and designs
  • All visuals designed and created
  • Written interim report with individualized goals
  • Re-registration consultation (upon request)

Other Services Offered by the Society (fees apply)

Registration Steps

Step 1

Take our FREE Online Family Training


Step 2

Read the Parent Handbook
View Handbook


Step 3

Speak with our Intake Coordinator
Contact Coordinator


Step 4

Register your child.
Our Intake Coordinator will provide you with an online registration link.


Fall Program Availability

Saturday 14-Week Program

Days Times Ages Start Date End Date Novice Player Expert Player
Saturday Play Centre 11:30-12:30 6 to 12 September 15 December 15 1 1 to 2 (siblings from the same household)

Play Programs

The Society offers play centre programs for children with and without autism ages 3 through 16.

Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society
Autism Play Centre – Early Childhood Play Groups
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Home Learners Play Groups
Autism Play Centre – Home Learners Play Groups
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After School Play Groups
United Way School’s Out Autism Play Groups
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Summer Camp Play Groups
Autism Play Centre – Summer and Spring Break Play Groups
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Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society
Autism Families’ Free Online Course
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