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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.

Friend 2 Friend Integrated Play Groups® Programs are provided at our Play Centres in East Vancouver and New Westminster. The 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 where peers are either not a part of relegated to a similar role as the adult. Our peer play 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.

Friend 2 Friend Integrated Play Groups Programs

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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, Ph.D. 

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