Autism Play Centre – Early Childhood Play Groups

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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 child-led are play-based, educational programs that focus on developing the social, communication, and peer play competencies of the child participating in the program.

About Play Groups Programs

Early Childhood Autism Play Groups programs are child-led, play-based programs for children with autism or related needs ages 3 to 5 years old.  Children may be registered for one or more sessions per week. Programs are led by a professional Master Guide.  These programs are individualized affinity-based play-based early intervention programs that work to enhance the child’s social, communication, emotional regulation and play needs

Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Programs

 

Play Centre Single-Family Programs (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. 

 

Play Centre One to One Play Programs (in-person). Families who do not have siblings to register with their novice player may request in-person one to one play intervention programs with our Master Guide. We are offering these programs during the Fall Term September to December, and Spring Term March to June 2021. 

 

Services

Like all Friend 2 Friend Programs, our Early Childhood Play Groups are comprehensive programs that focus on the development of social, communication, and peer play competencies. 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.
  • Individualized program design and planning

In Program Services

  • Fourteen – one hour sessions
  • One child with autism or related needs and Master Guide (may include one to two other children from the same household)
  • 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)
  • Weekly session notes and data collection
  • Weekly emails with updates
  • All material purchases 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 a Novice Player (Child with autism or related needs)
Register

 

Fall Program Availability

Early Childhood Programs

                                    
Days 1 Times Ages Start Date End Date Novice Player Expert Player
Some Limited Times Available

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The Society offers play centre programs for children with and without autism ages 3 through 16.

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