After school programs for students with ASDs

After school program opportunities for students with ASDs
Posted on 07/16/2018
Social and recreational programs will be offered this fall for students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The programs will be offered at elementary schools in Barrie and Cookstown.

Children's Friendship Training

A 9-week, evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated children ages 6 to 12, who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. This program will be offered at W.C. Little ES in Barrie.

Music Social Skills Program

A ten week, multi-component music platform designed to improve emotional understanding and social skills of high-functioning 5 to 12-year-old children with ASD. This program will be offered at Oakley Park PS in Barrie.
 
Play Ball Kidz Recreation Program

A ten week, multi-component recreation program designed to improve the gross motor skills and social skills of high-functioning 5 to 12 year old children with ASD. This program will be offered at Cookstown Central PS in Cookstown and Andrew Hunter ES in Barrie. 

Parents and schools 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 linked in the program flyer. This does not guarantee enrolment into the program. You will be contacted for an initial telephone interview to assess if the program is appropriate for your child.
 
Please contact your school or Crystal McEwan, ASD After School Social Skills Program Coordinator, at cmcewan@scdsb.on.ca  for more information.