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Friend 2 Friend – Integrated Play Groups Conference September 27th and 28th at Hillel UBC in beautiful Vancouver BC.
Expert Players ages 3-12 needed for all Play Centre programs – What is an expert player find out here.
Friend 2 Friend Play Centre offers free summer camp programs to expert players ages 4-12 (typically developing children with advanced social, communication and peer play skills). If your child with like to have fun playing and making friends contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org We have summer camps, Saturday programs and after school programs starting in the fall.
Friend 2 Friend Play Centre hosts a free parent support group on the first wednesday of the month. This months meeting takes place on Wednesday June 5th from 7:00-8:30pm. To attend please RSVP to Jaclyn at email@example.com
May 10, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Vancouver, B.C., Canada – Friend 2 Friend announces a fall fundraiser to benefit children with autism and their peers with free Play Centre programs.
“What do you remember most about childhood? The answer is almost always friends,” says McCracken founder and executive director of Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society. “Friendships are what motivate us to get up in the morning and go to school and to work. Imagine what it must be like for a child on the autism spectrum to never be invited to play after school or go to a birthday party.”
These elements of loneliness and exclusion are exactly what Friend 2 Friend seeks to address. The Vancouver based, non-government funded, not-for-profit charity facilitates friendships and peer social relationships between children with autism and their peers. Last September the decade-old organization launched their state-of-art play centre in East Vancouver and started offering their centre based Integrated Play Groups programs. “The Centre based programs, like all Friend 2 Friend Programs are offered to families at 1/3 of the cost to the Society. But for many families any fee is too much, so the Society does its best to offer families in need our programs completely free of charge,” says McCracken.
In order to further this goal, Friend 2 Friend is hosting the 2013 Integrated Play Conference on September 27th and 28th at Vancouver Hillel, UBC. This fundraising conference featuring peer play expert Dr. Pamela Wolfberg (Professor at San Francisco State University), will offer attendees the opportunity to learn the principles and practices of the Friend 2 Friend – Integrated Play Groups program. At the same time, help raise funds to supply children with autism and their families unique and innovative programs completely free of charge.
Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society was founded in 2002 by Heather McCracken — a parent of three, including a son who has autism. The nonprofit charity provides innovative social, communication, peer play and friendship programs to children on the autism spectrum and with related needs throughout B.C., Canada, the United States and internationally.
For more information visit our online press room at www.friend2friendsociety.org/contact/press-room or contact us at:
Twitter @F2FHeather, @F2FPlayCentre
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September 27 & 28, 2013, Vancouver Hillel, UBC
This specialized two-day seminar brings together the Integrated Play Groups® (IPG) and Friend 2 Friend (F2F) models to address the social, play and friendship needs of individuals on the autism spectrum. Drawing on evidence-based practices, these complementary models enhance socialization, communication, emotional regulation, peer play and imagination in children and adolescents while building meaningful relationships with typical peers in inclusive school, community and therapeutic settings.
Join us September 27th & 28th to discover:
And to raise awareness Friend 2 Friend is offering:
FREE Friend 2 Friend Autism Demystification Programs to Vancouver Schools
30% off our Autism Demystification Publications
FREE BC Capacity Building Program to 5 BC Communities
BOOK NOW FOR FALL AND GET 2 FOR 1 when booking our brand new Friend 2 Friend Autism Demystification Puppet Program for children ages 3-12
Be the first to particpate in our brand new Autism Demystification Puppet Program AND receive our 2 for 1 offer when you book NOW for programs delivered Oct-Dec 2013. This offer is for schools, preschools, daycares and other inclusive community settings throughout Metro Vancouver (Puppet Program only).
Hurray and book before space runs out!
Executive Assistant/Office Manager Friend 2 Friend is currently seeking a part time Executive Assistant to coordinate and oversee office administrative duties while providing an extensive level of support to executive director.
See all our job posting at www.friend2friendsociety.org/contact/jobvolunteer-opportunities/