United Way School’s Out Friend 2 Friend Society Program

Thanks to the generosity of the United Way Lower Mainland, Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society offers our United Way School’s Out Friend 2 Friend Society Program.

United Way School’s Out Friend 2 Friend Society Program

In the true spirt of play and friendship United Way School’s Out Friend 2 Friend Society Program, brings together children with autism (novice players) with their typically developing peers (expert players) ages 6 to 12. The program focuses on enhancing the children’s, social, communication, emotional regulation, and peer play needs while fostering mutual friendships.

Under the guidance of highly trained professionals, children with autism (and related needs), their peers, siblings, and their families receive the specialized supports needed to build self-confidence and social inclusion while at the same time reduce anxiety and bullying.

Registration Information

To ensure our programs are the right fit for your child please follow the Registration Steps listed below BEFORE registering your child (novice player or expert player).
Registration for Fall Programs Opens June 1st, 2019 at 6:00 am. Please check back then for an active link to register.

Step 1Take our FREE Online Family TrainingClick here to register
Step 2Read the Parent Handbook Download Parent Handbook
Step 3Speak with our Intake CoordinatorClick here to speak to our coordinator
Step 4Register an Expert Player (peer, classmate, sibling, friend, cousin).Click here to register
Step 5Register a Novice Player (Child with autism or related needs).Registration Opens June 1st, 2019
More Questions?Click here for frequently asked questions.

Fall 2019 School’s Out Programs

DaysTimes
AgesStart DateEnd DateNovice PlayersExpert Players
Tuesdays3:30-4:306 to 12Sept 2019June 20202 Spaces (fee $3800)3 Space (free)
Tuesdays5:00-6:008 to 12Sept 2019June 20202 Spaces (fee $3800)3 Space (free)
Wednesdays3:30-4:306 to 12Sept 2019June 20202 Spaces (fee $3800)3 Space (free)
Wednesdays5:00-6:008 to 12Sept 2019June 20202 Spaces (fee $3800)3 Space (free)
Thursdays3:30-4:306 to 12Sept 2019June 20202 Spaces (fee $3800)3 Space (free)
Thursdays5:00-6:008 to 12Sept 2019June 20202 Spaces (fee $3800)3 Space (free)
Fridays3:30-4:306 to 12Sept 2019June 20202 Spaces (fee $3800)3 Space (free)

All Friend 2 Friend Play Centre Programs combine the award-winning Integrated Play Groups®Friend 2 Friend Autism Demystification® and SCERTS® models. The Play Centre programs are inclusive peer play and friendship intervention and educational programs. Our programs focus on the development of the social, communication, emotional regulation and peer play competencies of all the children participating in these specialized programs. For detailed service information click here.