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 are peer play, educational programs that focus on developing the social-emotional, communication, and peer play competencies of the children participating.

About Play Groups Programs

Early Childhood Autism Play Groups programs are small, stable groups of 2 to 3 children who are ages 3 to 5 years old.  Children may be registered for one or more, one hour sessions per week. Each group is lead by a professional Master Guide and one play guide. These highly trained professionals create individualized affinity-based peer play activities to enhance the children’s social, communication, emotional regulation and peer play needs.

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
  • Program Coordinator intake phone call
  • Registration supports as required
  • Program design and affinity-based materials and activities
  • Transition visit to the play centre
  • Administrative services (forms, payments, etc.)

In Program Services

  • One hour sessions
  • Affinity-based materials and visual preparations
  • Pre and Post-program team standing meetings
  • Highly trained professional team (1 Master Guide, 1 Play Guide)
  • Weekly session notes and data collection
  • Weekly emails with updates
  • 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 30)
  • Autism Demystification® Program at School (1 program per preschool or daycare)
  • Re-registration Consultation (upon request)
  • Advanced re-registration
  • 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

Early Registration Now Open for Fall 2020

                                    
Days 2 Times Ages Start Date End Date Spaces Available
Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 3 to 5 September, 2020 June, 2021 2 Children $4800
Tuesdays 11:00-12:00 3 to 5 September, 2020 June, 2021 2 Children $4800
Tuesdays 1:00-2:00 3 to 5 September, 2020 June, 2021 2 Children $4800
Thursdays 9:30-10:30 3 to 5 September, 2020 June, 2021 2 Children $4800
Thursdays 11:00-12:00 3 to 5 September, 2020 June, 2021 2 Children $4800
Thursdays 1:00-2:00 3 to 5 September, 2020 June, 2021 2 Children $4800

Play Programs

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

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