United Way School’s Out Autism Play Groups

Bringing together neurodiverse children in the true spirit of play and friendship.

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School's Out Play Groups

Overview

United Way School’s Out Play Groups program combines the award-winning Integrated Play Groups®, Friend 2 Friend Autism Demystification®, and SCERTS® models. These comprehensive after-school programs are inclusive peer play, educational programs that focus on developing the social, communication and peer play competencies of all the children participating.

About Play Groups Programs

United Way School’s Out Autism Play Groups programs are small, stable groups of children ages 5 to 14 that meet regularly under the guidance of highly trained professionals to play and make friends. Each group consists of no more than three children.

Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Programs

Play Centre Programs
Due to the COVID- 19 pandemic, we currently offer single-family, in-person play groups at our Play Centre in New Westminster BC. Single Family Programs consist of one child with autism and one to two siblings from the same household.

Please contact our office for scheduled days and times.

Online Play Groups Programs

We offer Online Play Groups programs to neurodiverse children and youths ages 6 through 14 throughout British Columbia Canada.

Unbox & Play Online Play Groups program for children ages 6 to 10.

RPG (Role Play Game) Online Play Groups for children ages 11 to 14.

Frequently Asked Questions.

If you are interested in an ONline Play Groups program outside of BC please contact our office.

How to Register

 Take Our Free Online Family TrainingTake free family online course
Read Our Parent Handbook
Speak To Our Program Coordinator

Program Availability

Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

                                    
Days Times Ages Start Date End Date Novice Player Expert Player
Winter 2021
Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 Online Unbox & Play 8 to 10 January 2021 March 2021 2 to 3 Fees $1400 (13 weeks) Welcomed but not required
Spring 2021
Mondays 3:30-4:30 Online Unbox & Play 9 to 11 April 2021 June 2021 2 to 3 Fees $1400 (13 weeks) Welcomed but not required
Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 Online Unbox & Play 8 to 10 April 2021 June 2021 2 to 3 Fees $1400 (13 weeks) Welcomed but not required
Thursdays 3:30-4:30 Online Unbox & Play 6 to 9 April 2021 June 2021 2 to 3 Fees $1400 (13 weeks) Welcomed but not required
Role Playing Group
Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 12 to 14 January 2021 March 2021 1 Fee $1400 Welcomed but not required
Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 12 to 14 April 2021 June 2021 1 Fee $1400 Welcomed but not required

Play Programs

The Society offers play centre programs for children with and without autism ages 3 through 16.

Online Play Groups
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Summer Camp Play Groups
Summer Play Groups
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Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society
Autism Families’ Free Online Course
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