Winter 2022 programs for students with ASD

Students with ASD invited to participate in after-school virtual programs this winter
Posted on 01/14/2022
Social and recreational programs will be offered from February to April 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. This program will run on Wednesdays from February to April.

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. This program will run from February to April.

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. This program will run from February to April.

Coding and Robotics Social Skills Program
A five week 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 from February to March. 

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. This program will run from February to April. 

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 Jan. 21.

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.

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