Friend 2 Friend Integrated Play Groups Programs

Friend 2 Friend Play Centres

programs combine the award-winning Integrated Play Groups®, Friend 2 Friend Autism Demystification® and SCERTS® models. The programs focus on the development of the social, communication, emotional regulation and peer play competencies of all the children participating in the programs.

The Play Centres programs provide individuals with autism (novice players), their peers (expert players) and their families with evidence-based, peer play intervention programs. Unlike most programs for children with autism that focus on adult-directed remediation of social skill deficits. The Play Centre programs are child-led with a focus on guiding the learning and development of novice and expert players while participating in mutually engaging social play experiences.

The Play Centre programs bring children with unique social needs together with their peers in the true spirit of play and friendships.

Early Childhood Programs

Early Childhood Integrated Play Groups

Saturday Play Group Programs

United Way School's Out Friend 2 Friend Society Program

United Way School's Out Program

Saturday Integrated Play Groups

Home Learners Play Groups Program

Home Learners Play Groups

Spring and Summer Break Programs

Spring Break Integrated Play Groups

Integrated Play Groups

“Originated by Pamela Wolfberg, PhD this is an evidence-based practice* designed to provide intensive guidance for children on the autism spectrum to engage with typical peers/siblings in mutually enjoyed play experiences. Extensions of the IPG model include drama, dance, yoga, visual arts, multi-media arts, and other culturally valued activities that are of high interest for various age groups.”

“It is a profound privilege to partner with Heather McCracken and her fabulous team in delivering state-of-the-art programs that bring children together in the true spirit of play and friendship.”
Pamela Wolfberg, PhD.