What’s Happening at the Friend 2 Friend Play Centre

What's Happening April 2013

Friend 2 Friend on Entertainment Tonight Canada

Watch the full interview with Vancouver Housewife Ronnie Negus and how Friend 2 Friend has help her daughter on ET Canada online 

FREE Materials and Training for 5 BC Communities!

BC Communities Capacity Building Program is designed to provide school districts and community organizations throughout British Columbia, Canada with the materials and training to implement the Can I Play Too?: Autism Demystification Puppet Packaged Program to children ages 3-11 in their local area.

This programs is completely free to the first five community organizations to register with Friend 2 Friend. Services must be provided on or before December 2013.

Contact our office for details at friend2friend@shaw.ca

Registration Closes Mar 1st!

Hurray don't miss out!

Registration for the March 8th Friend 2 Friend Autism Demystification Facilatator's Workshop Closed On Friday March 1st.

Register Now Online 

Integrated Play Group Seminar Registration Now Open

Join us Sept 27 and 28th at the Friend 2 Friend Play Centre for the Integrated Play Groups seminar with Dr. Pamela Wolfberg and Heather McCracken. Register Now Online  

One week left to register!

One week left to register for the upcoming Friend 2 Friend Autism Demystification Program Facilator's Workshop Friday March 8th. This is an invaluable day spent learning how to facilate the Friend 2 Friend Puppet Program program and to learn to foster social inclusion and peer social relationships for children with autism and related needs – don't miss out!

Register Here! 

Volunteers Need at the Friend 2 Friend Play Centre

Paid Positions

Master Play Guide: Friend 2 Friend Integrated Play Groups programs Friend 2 Friend is currently seeking a part time Master Play Guide to support the delivery of our Integrated Play Groups program at our new Play Centre in East Vancouver. Master Guide Job Description.

Volunteer Positions

Volunteer Translator Friend 2 Friend is seeking a volunteer translator to translate materials for the play groups program into Mandarin. 

Play Guide Assistant This is a great opportunity for students (18 year and up must have criminal records check) to gain work experience in the field of autism. Play Group Assistants are require after school, Saturdays, March Break Camp and Summer Camps. 

Interested applicants please email your resume and covering letter to friend2friend@shaw.ca


Michelle Englar
Executive Assistant 
Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society

Creating a Culture of Inclusion, 11th Annual Assessment Workshop May 2, 2013

Assessment Workshop 2013 Registration Program

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What’s Happening at the Friend 2 Friend Play Centre

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Last chance to register!

The Friend 2 Friend Facilitator's Workshop  is a full-day workshop designed to support those who wish to implement the Friend 2 Friend Autism Demystification Packaged Program entitled Can I Play Too? Autism Demystification Puppet Presentation Packaged Program in inclusive community settings to children ages 3 through 11.

Friday March 8th 9:30-4:30 pm  at our new Play Centre located at 2941 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC, Canada on Friday March 8th, 2013 9:30-4:30 

Workshop Agenda

9:30-9:45 Welcome/Introduction
9:45-10:45 What does it feel like to have autism
10: 45 – 11:00 Refreshment break
11:00-11:30 The Guiding Principles
11:30-12:00Overview of the Friend 2 Friend model
12:00-12:30 The Art of Facilitation
12: 30- 1:30 Lunch Break (on your own)
1:30- 2:00 Preparing to Implement the Programs
2:00-3:00 Implementing the Can I Play Too? Autism Demystification Program
3:00-4:00 Group Activity
4:00-4:30 Discussion/Questions and Answers

Learning Objectives

The importance of social relationships for individuals on the autism spectrum.
What are 5-strategies for social inclusion?
What are the key features of the F2F Model?
What is demystification?
Why is demystification important?
What is the difference between demystification and identification?
When do we provide identification or disclosure?
What are the principles of implementing demystification programs?
How to implement the F2F demystification programs.
What are the steps after demystification?

Register online at www.friend2friendsociety.org/adult-programs/seminars/facilitators-workshop/