Please join us for the Autism Speaks Canada Vancouver walk in Stanley Park.
Join us Sunday September 23rd at Starbucks 3410 Kingsway in Vancouver for a Friend 2 Friend Fundraiser 10am-1pm
Join us on Satruday September 22nd between 8am and 1pm at the Starbucks at 29th and Lonsdale for a Friend 2 Friend Fundraising Event!
Don’t miss the grand opening of the Friend 2 Friend Play Centre for children with autism on Saturday Sept 29th 2-4pm
Please watch for our upcoming Integrated Play Groups seminar fall 2013. Hosted by Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society the seminar will provide participates with an opportunity to learn about the award-winning model from its creator Dr. Pamela Wolfberg.
March 1-2, 2013
This Friend 2 Friend Facilitator's Workshop is a two-day workshop designed to support professionals and parents who wish to implement the Friend 2 Friend Autism Demystification Package Programs (Can I Play Too? Autism Demystification Puppet Presentation Packaged Program" and "Demystifying Autism: The Friend 2 Friend Simulation Game Program) at home and school.
For more information please contact our office
Look for our new article “The Relationship Problem: How to Foster Social Relationships between Individuals on the Autism Spectrum and Their Natural Peer Group.”
Look for our new article “The Secret is Out!”
Presented by Pamela Wolfberg and Heather McCracken
SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, BC
This specialized two-day seminar is designed to prepare participants to carry out the practices of the Integrated Play Groups (IPG) model and related approaches for children and teens. The focus will be on designing and delivering Integrated Play Groups in school, home and community settings.
Bubbles Make Him Smile
The Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society
… Now I must admit that I was a teeny bit skeptical when I heard that this presentation involved puppets, as I thought it would be too silly and that it may ruin the realization of autism by using fictional characters to explain it. But after watching the presentation, the way they simplified what autism was, the way they emphasized how we all have different kinds of minds, how they showcased excellent tips to being a friend to someone with autism, and the all together presentation, I honestly was quite impressed. I think the use of the puppets helped draw the attention of the children to the point that it wasn’t a ‘serious’ presentation, but rather a fun and interactive ‘learning without knowing you are learning’ presentation. I enjoyed it very much.
Making friends via autism demystification
June 6, 2010: Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation
Making friends is a big challenge for children and teens with autism.
JR Tan and Bryan Lu, then in grade school in 2004, were coping well with academic requirements.
But they did not have friends.