Fall 2021 programs for students with ASD

Students with ASD invited to participate in afterschool virtual programs this fall
Posted on 09/15/2021

Social and recreational programs will be offered from October to December 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 mid-October to mid-December.

Music Social Skills Program
A 10-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 October to December.

Play Ball Kidz Recreation Program
A 10-week, multi-component recreation program designed to improve the gross motor skills and social skills of children diagnosed with ASD. This program will run from October to December.

Limited spaces are available. Complete the initial application form for the above programs on the SCDSB website at scdsb.on.ca/inclusiverecreationprograms by Sept. 28, 2021.

Escape Room Social Skills Program 
A 10-week, escape room themed program designed to improve problem solving skills of children diagnosed with ASD by focusing on cooperation and teamwork to support social skills development. This program will run on Wednesdays from October to December. 

Limited spaces are available. Complete the initial application form for the escape room program on the SCDSB website at scdsb.on.ca/inclusiverecreationprograms by Oct. 8, 2021.

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

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


This initiative links directly to the SCDSB’s Strategic Priorities under the pillar of Excellence in Teaching and Learning


Information:
Crystal Gronc, ASD After School Social Skills Program Coordinator
cgronc@scdsb.on.ca