Autism Play Centre – Summer and Spring Break Play Groups

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

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Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society Summer Camp Play Groups
Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society

Program Information

Overview

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

 

About Play Groups Programs

Summer and Spring Break Play Groups programs are offered during March, July and August yearly. The programs are designed to meet the social, communication, emotional regulation and peer play needs of school aged children (ages 5 to 13).

The programs are small, stable groups of no more than five children. The programs are offered for 4 consecutive days, Mondays thru Thursdays, mornings or afternoons.

Under the guidance of highly trained professionals, the programs are designed to bring together children with autism with their peers to support the development of true friendships as they participate in mutually engaging affinity-based play themes and child-led activities.

Services

Like all Friend 2 Friend Programs, Spring and Summer Break 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 Spring and Summer Break Autism Play Groups program, we offer the following services:

Pre-Program Services

  • Online Family Course
  • Program Coordinator intake phone call
  • Registration supports as required
  • Support in recruiting expert players
  • Transition visit booking, planning, and materials
  • Transition visit to the play centre
  • Administrative services (forms, payments, etc.)

In Program Services

  • Daily 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)
  • Daily two-hour Play Group sessions
  • Daily session notes and data collection
  • All materials purchase and designs
  • All visuals designed and created
  • A written camp report upon completion of the program
  • 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

 

Program Availability

SUMMER AND SPRING BREAK PROGRAMS

                                    
Days Times Ages Start Date End Date Novice Player Expert Player
Sorry All Summer Programs Full

Play Programs

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

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