Winter programs for students with ASDs

After-school programs available this winter for students with ASDs
Posted on 12/11/2019
Social and recreational programs will be offered this winter for Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The programs will be offered at elementary schools in Barrie and Innisfil, and will focus on using recreation, music and play skills to support social skills development.

Children's Friendship Training

A nine-week, evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated children who are aged 6 to 12, diagnosed with a Level 1 or Level 2 Autism Spectrum Disorder and are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. This program will be offered at Terry Fox Elementary School in Barrie.

Music Social Skills Program
A ten-week, multi-component music platform designed to improve emotional understanding and social skills of 5- to 9-year-old children diagnosed with a Level 1 or Level 2 Autism Spectrum Disorder. This program will be offered at Hyde Park Public School in Barrie.

Play Ball Kidz Recreation Program
A nine-week, multi-component recreation program designed to improve the gross motor skills and social skills of 5- to 12-year-old children diagnosed with a Level 1 or Level 2 Autism Spectrum Disorder. This program will be offered at Assikinack Public school in Barrie and Lake Simcoe Public School in Innisfil.

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 may be contacted for an initial telephone interview to assess if the program is appropriate for your child.
Please contact your school or Rebecca Mancini, ASD After School Social Skills Program Coordinator, at rmancini@scdsb.on.ca for more information.