United Way School’s Out Autism Play Groups

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Autism Play Groups

Overview

United Way School’s Out Autism Play Groups program combine the award-winning Integrated Play Groups®, Friend 2 Friend Autism Demystification®, and SCERTS® models. These comprehensive after school programs (in-person and online) 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.

The Society offers three different types of Play Groups program, they are:

Play Centre Play Groups – In-person Play Groups are small stable groups of one child with autism and one to two peers, siblings, cousins. Offered to children ages 5 through 10

Unbox & Play Online Play Groups – Online Play Groups are small stable groups of no more than three children who meet weekly in 45 minutes session under the guidance of highly trained professionals.

RPG Online Play Groups – Online Play Groups are small stable groups of no more than three children who meet weekly in 60 minutes session under the guidance of highly trained professionals.

Services

Like all Friend 2 Friend Programs, our United Way School’s Out Play Groups are comprehensive programs that focus on the development of the social, communication, and peer play competencies of all the children participating. The Society provides the following services (all included in the fee):

Pre-Program Services

  • Online Family Course
  • Program Coordinator intake phone call
  • Registration supports as required
  • Virtual Transition Visit
  • Administrative services (forms, payments, etc.)
  • Individualized program design and planning

In Program Services

  • Fourteen In-person – Full hour sessions or 6 Online 45minute sessions
  • Small stable groups of no more than three children in each group.
  • 2 hours per session of programs design, planning, team meetings and data collection
  • Affinity-based materials and visual preparations
  • Highly trained consistent professional team (1 Master Guide/Program Coordinator, 1 Play Guide)
  • Weekly session notes and data collection
  • Weekly emails with updates
  • All materials purchase and designs
  • All visuals designed and created
  • Written interim report with individualized goals
  • Re-registration consultation (upon request)

Other Services Offered by the Society (fees apply)

Registration Steps

Step 1

Take our FREE Online Family Training
Register

 

Step 2

Read the Parent Handbook
View Handbook

 

Step 3

Speak with our Intake Coordinator
Contact Coordinator

 

Step 4

Register an Expert Player (peer, classmate, sibling, friend, cousin)
Register

 

Step 5

Register a Novice Player (Child with autism or related needs)
Register

 

Fall Program Availability

Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

                                    
Days 1 Times Ages Start Date End Date Novice Player Expert Player
Fall Term Play Groups In-person Single Family
Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 5 to 10 September 15, 2020 December 15, 2020 1 (fee $2200) 1-2 (free)
Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 5 to 10 September 16, 2020 December 16, 2020 1 (fee $2200) 1-2 (free)
Thursdays 3:30-4:30 5 to 10 September 17, 2021 December 17, 2020 1 (fee $2200) 1-2 (free)
Spring Term In-person Single Family
Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 5 to 10 March 2, 2021 June 15, 2021 1 (fee $2200) 1-2 (free)
Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 5 to 10 March 3, 2021 June 16, 2021 1 (fee $2200) 1-2 (free)
Thursdays 3:30-4:30 5 to 10 March 4, 2021 June 17, 2021 1 (fee $2200) 1-2 (free)
Play Groups Online 6 Week Program
Mondays Unbox & Play Online Play Groups 3:30-4:30 7 to 10 September 14 October 26 2-3 ($600) 1 (free)
Fridays RPG Online Play Groups 3:30-4:30 11 to 14 September 11 October 16 2-3 ($600) 1 (free)
Play Groups Online 6 Week Program
Mondays Unbox & Play Online Play Groups 3:30-4:30 7 to 10 November 2 December 7 2-3 ($600) 1 (free)
Fridays RPG Online Play Groups 3:30-4:30 11 to 14 November 6 December 11 2-3 ($600) 1 (free)
Play Groups Online 6 Week Program
Mondays Unbox & Play Online Play Groups 3:30-4:30 7 to 10 January 4 February 8 2-3 ($600) 1 (free)
Fridays RPG Online Play Groups 3:30-4:30 11 to 14 January 8 February 12 2-3 ($600) 1 (free)
Play Groups Online 6 Week Program
Mondays Unbox & Play Online Play Groups 3:30-4:30 7 to 10 April 12 May 17 2-3 ($600) 1 (free)
Fridays RPG Online Play Groups 3:30-4:30 11 to 14 April 16 May 21 2-3 ($600) 1 (free)

Play Programs

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

Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society
Autism Play Centre – Early Childhood Play Groups
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Home Learners Play Groups
Autism Play Centre – Home Learners Play Groups
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Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society
Autism Play Centre – Saturday Play Groups
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Summer Camp Play Groups
Autism Play Centre – Summer and Spring Break Play Groups
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Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society
Autism Families’ Free Online Course
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