Spring 2021 programs for students with ASD

Students with ASD invited to participate in after-school virtual programs this spring
Posted on 03/05/2021

Social and recreational programs will be offered from March to June for Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The programs will be offered virtually, and will focus on using recreation, problem solving, music and play skills to support social skills development. 

Children's Friendship Training

A nine-week, evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated children diagnosed with ASD, who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. This program will run on Wednesdays from March 31 to June 2.

Music Social Skills Program

A ten-week, multi-component music platform designed to improve emotional understanding and social skills of children diagnosed with ASD. This program will run on Thursdays from April 1 to June 10.

Play Ball Kidz Recreation Program

An eight-week, multi-component recreation program designed to improve the gross motor skills and social skills of children diagnosed with ASD. This program will include two sessions and will run from the end of March through the last week of May. 

Parents/guardians are an important part of the programs and will receive resources and support to help the children develop and practice new skills at home and at school. 

Limited spaces are available. Complete the initial application form on the SCDSB website at scdsb.on.ca/inclusiverecreationprograms by March 24, 2021.

This does not guarantee enrolment into the program. You may be contacted for an initial telephone interview to assess if the program is appropriate for your child.

Crystal Gronc, ASD After School Social Skills Program Coordinator
[email protected]