Social skills programs for students with ASD

Students with ASD invited to participate in virtual social skills programs this summer
Posted on 06/14/2022
Social and recreational programs will be offered in July and August 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 and coding skills to support social skills development. 

Play Ball Kidz Recreation Program
A 10 day multi-component recreation program designed to improve the gross motor skills and social skills of children diagnosed with ASD. This program will run online in July.

Coding and Robotics Social Skills Program
A five day coding and robotics themed program designed to improve computing, problem-solving and social skills of children diagnosed with ASD by focusing on following instructions, creativity and conversational skills. This program will run online in August.

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. 

Limited spaces are available. Complete the initial application form on the SCDSB website by June 30 at 4 p.m. 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.

This initiative links directly to the SCDSB’s Strategic Priorities in the area of Excellence in Teaching and Learning and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

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