Autism Play Centre – Early Childhood Play Groups

Bringing together young children with autism and their peers in the true spirit of play and friendship.

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Early Childhood Play Groups
Autism Play Centre

Early Childhood Play Groups

Overview

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

About Play Groups Programs

Early Childhood Autism Play Groups programs are small, stable groups of children ages 3 to 5 that meet regularly under the guidance of highly trained professionals to play and make friends. Each group consists of no more than three children.

Services

Like all Friend 2 Friend Programs, Early Childhood Autism Play Groups are comprehensive programs that focus on the development of the social, communication, emotional regulation, and peer play competencies of all the children participating. As part of the Early Childhood Autism Play Groups program, we offer the following services:

Pre-Program Services

  • Online Family Course
  • Early Childhood and the Autism Spectrum Online Course (new fall 2019)
  • Program Coordinator intake phone call
  • Registration supports as required
  • Transition visit booking, planning, and materials
  • Transition visit to the play centre
  • Administrative services (forms, payments, etc.)

In Program Services

  • Weekly session planning team meeting
  • Affinity-based materials and visual preparations
  • Pre and Post-program team standing meetings
  • Highly trained professional team (1 Master Guide, 1 to 2 Play Guides and 1 Program Coordinator)
  • 1-hour Play Group sessions
  • Weekly session notes and data collection
  • Weekly emails with updates
  • Phone consultations with program coordinator (upon request)
  • All materials purchase and designs
  • All visuals designed and created
  • A written interim report with individualized goals (week 12)
  • A written final report with recommendations (week 32)
  • Autism Demystification® Program at School (1 program per preschool or daycare)
  • Re-registration Consultation (upon request)
  • Monthly educational blog
  • Monthly E-newsletter

Other Services Offered by the Society (fees apply)

Registration Steps

Step 1

Take our FREE Online Family Training
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Step 2

Read the Parent Handbook
View Handbook

 

Step 3

Speak with our Intake Coordinator
Contact Coordinator

 

Step 4

Register an Expert Player (peer, classmate, sibling, friend, cousin)
Register

 

Step 5

Register a Novice Player (Child with autism or related needs)
Register

 

Fall Program Availability

FALL 2019 EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS

                                    
Days 1 Times Ages Start Date End Date Novice Player Expert Player
Sorry all Programs Full

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The Society offers play centre programs for children with autism and their peers ages 3 through 16.

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