The Friend 2 Friend Integrated Play Groups programs combine the award-winning Integrated Play Groups®, Friend 2 Friend Autism Demystification® and SCERTS® models. Our programs focus on the development of the social, communication, emotional regulation and peer play competencies of all the children participating in the programs.
Early Childhood Integrated Play Groups
are offered twice per week in 45 to 60-minute sessions, Tuesdays and Thursdays or Wednesdays and Fridays from September to June each year. The sessions consist of small stable groups of children, 1-2 novice players (children with autism or related needs) and 2-3 expert players (typically developing peers). Under the guidance of highly trained professionals, each session is designed to meet the social, communication and play needs of the novice and expert players as they participate in mutually engaging weekly play themes and activities.
East Vancouver Play Centre Times Ages Fees (Novice Player) Novice Players Spaces Expert Players Spaces
Tuesday & Thursdays 11:00-12:00am 3-5 Sorry Program Full Full Full
Tuesday & Thursdays 1:00-2:00pm 3-5 Sept-June 68 sessions $6800 1 space 2 spaces
New Westminster Play Centre Times Ages Fees (Novice Players) Novice Players Spaces Expert Players Spaces
Tuesday & Thursdays 11:00-12:00 3-5 Sorry Program Full Full Full
Wednesdays 10:30-12:00 (90-minute sessions) 3-5 Sorry Program Full Full Full