United Way School’s Out Autism Play Groups

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Autism Play Groups

Overview

United Way School’s Out Autism Play Groups program combines the award-winning Integrated Play Groups®, Friend 2 Friend Autism Demystification®, and SCERTS® models. These comprehensive after school 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

United Way School’s Out Autism Play Groups programs are small, stable groups of children ages 5 to 14 that meet regularly under the guidance of highly trained professionals to play and make friends. Each group consists of no more than three children.

 

Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Program

Play Centre (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. 

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.

Services

Like all Friend 2 Friend Programs, our United Way School’s Out 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
  • Program Coordinator intake phone call
  • Registration supports as required
  • Virtual Transition Visit
  • Administrative services (forms, payments, etc.) Families may use Autism Funding or Distance Learning Funding.
  • Individualized program design and planning

In Program Services

  • Fourteen In-person – Full hour sessions
  • Small stable groups of no more than three children in each group.
  • 2 hours per session of programs design, planning, team meetings and data collection
  • Affinity-based materials and visual preparations
  • Highly trained consistent professional team (1 Master Guide/Program Coordinator, 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
Register

 

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

Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

                                    
Days Times Ages Start Date End Date Novice Player Expert Player
Mondays Online Unbox & Play 8 to 10 September 14 December 14 1 Welcomed but not required
Tuesdays Play Centre 3:30-4:30 6 to 12 September 15 December 15 1 1 to 2 siblings from the same household
Wednesdays Online Unbox & Play 6 to 9 September 16 December 16 1 to 2 Welcomed but not required

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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Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society
Autism Play Centre – Saturday 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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