Early Childhood and the Autism Spectrum

A step by step guide for supporting peer play and friendship activities in preschools and daycares.

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Early Childhood and the Autism Spectrum Seminar
Autism Spectrum Seminar

Autism Spectrum Seminar

Course Overview

Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society’s Early Childhood and the Autism Spectrum is a professional development workshop or online course, specially designed for Early Childhood Educators and parents of young children with and without autism ages 3 to 7. 

Using real-life case studies, video instruction and interactive activities, this course is designed to support participants to gain a better understanding of the peer play and friendship needs of young children with autism. Using an interactive learning environment and real-life case studies, video instruction and interactive activities to support the participant’s capacity to create affinity-based, peer play and friendship activities. 

Learning Objectives

Early Childhood and the Autism Spectrum learning objects are to prepare participants to:

  • Identify the challenges young children face in playing and making friends.
  • Understand the Critical Success Factors for supporting peer play and friendships at preschool and daycare.
  • Apply the tools provided in the development of affinity-based peer play and friendship activities for young children.

What others are saying...

“Very informative, lots of good knowledge to take away and put into place.”

“Such an amazing workshop, would come again to absorb more information.”

“So much information, clear, interesting. Heather was amazing.”

Online Course Registration Information

Online Course Fees:

Early Childhood Educators/Professional Registration – $125
Parents/Students/Groups (5 or more) – $75


Course Fees



Included in the registration:

  • 14-days access to the self-directed online course,
  • Downloadable course workbook,
  • Downloadable play theme matrix,
  • Downloadable certification of participation.

Organizations wishing to host this full day seminar please contact our office.

Learning Programs

 The Society provides a variety of seminars, conferences, professional development, and online courses. All learning opportunities focus on supporting social inclusion, peer play and friendships between children with autism and their peers.

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