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, one hour sessions per week. Programs are lead by a professional Master Guide.  These highly trained professionals create individualized affinity-based peer play activities to enhance the child’s social, communication, emotional regulation and play needs.

Services

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

In Program Services

  • Fourteen – Full hour sessions
  • One child with autism or related needs and Master Guide
  • 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 materials purchase 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 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

New Early Childhood 14-week programs

                                    
Days 1 Times Ages Start Date End Date Novice Player Expert Player
Fall Term
Tuesdays 10:00-11:00 3 to 5 September 15, 2020 December 15, 2020 1 (Fee $2200) None
Thursdays 10:00-11:00 3 to 5 September 17, 2020 December 17, 2020 1 (Fee $2200) None
Spring Term
Tuesdays 10:00-11:00 3 to 5 March 2, 2021 June 15, 2021 1 (Fee $2200) None
Thursdays 10:00-11:00 3 to 5 March 2, 2021 June 17, 2021 1 (Fee $2200) None

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

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