Autism Play Centre – Home Learners Play Groups

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Home Learners Autism Play Groups
Autism Play Groups

Home Learners Autism Play Groups


Home Learners Play Groups programs combine the award-winning Integrated Play Groups®, Friend 2 Friend Autism Demystification®, and SCERTS® models. These comprehensive, educational programs are inclusive peer play, educational programs that focus on developing the social, communication,  and peer play competencies of all the children participating.

About Play Groups Programs

Home Learner Play Groups offer specialized play-based educational programs. Each group consists of a maximum of two to three home learners. Groups are designed for children ages 7 to 14 years old. We offer two types of Home Learner Play Groups programs, they are:

Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Programs

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, we are offering  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). And our Online Play Groups program:

Unbox & Play Online Play Groups program for children ages 6 to 10.

RPG (Role Play Game) Online Play Groups for children ages 11 to 14.


Like all Friend 2 Friend Programs, our Home Learners Out Play Groups are comprehensive programs that focus on the development of the social, communication and peer play competencies of all the children participating. 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 or Distance Learning Funding.
  • Individualized program design and planning

In Program Services

  • Fourteen – sessions
  • Small stable groups of no more than three children in each group.
  • 45 to 60-minute, weekly session
  • 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, 1 Play Guide)
  • 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


Step 2

Read the Parent Handbook (In-person Play Centre Programs)
View Handbook

Read the Parent Handbook (Online Programs)
View Handbook


Step 3

Speak with our Intake Coordinator
Contact Coordinator


Step 4

Register your child.
Our Intake Coordinator will provide you with an online registration link.


Fall Program Availability

Home Learners 14-Week Program

Days Times Ages Start Date End Date Novice Player Expert Player
Wednesday (Online Program)s 1:00-2:00pm 6 to 12 September 16 December 16 2-3 Welcomed but not required
Fridays (Online Program) 1:00-2:00pm 6 to 12 September 1816 December 18 2-3 Welcomed but not required

Play Programs

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

Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society
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After School Play Groups
United Way School’s Out Autism Play Groups
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Autism Play Centre – Saturday Play Groups
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Summer Camp Play Groups
Autism Play Centre – Summer and Spring Break Play Groups
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Autism Families’ Free Online Course
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