Spring 2022 programs

Students with ASD invited to participate in virtual after-school programs this spring
Posted on 03/18/2022
Social and recreational programs will be offered from April 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, coding 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. 

Play Ball Kidz Recreation Program
A nine week, multi-component recreation program designed to improve the gross motor skills and social skills of children diagnosed with ASD. 

Escape Room Social Skills Program 
A nine 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.  

Music Social Skills Program
A nine week, music based program designed to improve emotional regulation and social skills of children diagnosed with ASD by focusing on singing, dancing, and playing instruments in a virtual group setting. 

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 at scdsb.on.ca/inclusiverecreationprograms by April 8, 2022.

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]