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How Can I Learn More About F2F?


How Can I Learn More About F2F?

  • Calendar of Events
  • Attend an open house or drop in contact our office for details friend2friend@shaw.ca
  • Attend/Host Training  Integrated Play Groups conference Sep 27 and 28, 2013
  • Purchase a publication 
  • Speak with other families  family support meeting  third wednesday Sep-June, contact our office friend2friend@shaw.ca to register
  • Community Referral Form Professional organizations may refer clients and set up a visit to the Play Centre please contact our office

Time is Running Out!!


Early Bird Registration Ends Soon!

Friend 2 Friend – Integrated Play Groups Conference September 27th and 28th at Hillel UBC in beautiful Vancouver BC.

Free programs for expert players!


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 friend2friend@shaw.ca We have summer camps, Saturday programs and after school programs starting in the fall.

Parent Support Group Wednesday June 5th


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 friend2friend@shaw.ca

“Now Everyone Can Know How I Feel!” Understanding Emotional Regulation and the Autism Spectrum


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Fall Fundraiser to provide free programs to children with autism and their peers


May 10, 2013

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Fall Fundraiser to provide free programs to children with autism and their peers

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:

URL: www.friend2friendsociety.org, Email: friend2friend@shaw.ca

Twitter @F2FHeather, @F2FPlayCentre

Jennifer Jacobs

Cell: 604-528-0560

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Integrated Play Groups Conference Vancouver Sep 27 & 28



Fostering Peer Play and Friendships for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

September 27 & 28, 2013, Vancouver Hillel, UBC

Blending the Integrated Play Groups® and Friend 2 Friend Models
Presented by Dr. Pamela Wolfberg and Heather McCracken

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:

  • The nature of play and friendships as it influences lifelong development and experience
  • The principles and practices of the IPG® Model
  • The principles and practices of the F2F Friend Model
  • Methods to assess and monitor social, communication, play, imagination and friendship development
  • Methods to enhance social interaction, communication, play, imagination and friendship
  • Methods to design quality peer play and friendship programs in school, home, community and therapy settings

 

Play Centre Lights it Up Blue


The Friend 2 Friend Play Centre lights up our play house blue to celebrate International Light it up Blue2Autism Awareness Month

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!


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 Needed


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/