Let's Make Friends
This friendship focused skill building group will provide children with autism spectrum disorder an opportunity to learn and practice making and keeping friends in a small group of similar peers. Specific friendship skills explored may include;asking someone to play, joining others in play, compromising, taking turns, dealing with losing, and keeping calm.
This play focused skill building group provides children with autism spectrum disorder an opportunity to learn core social skills for successful play with peers in a small group setting. Specific play skills to be explored may include: waiting, compromising, imitating, sharing, parallel and reciprocal play, and recognizing emotions.
Participants will engage in a variety of activities including sports, crafts, outings, creative arts and drama. Trained Geneva Centre for Autism staff will structure activities and outings to meet the needs of children on the autism spectrum. At Trips Ahoy, every day is an adventure!
While attending The Weekenders, children will have the opportunity to develop recreational and leisure skills, and build new friendships. Children will have the opportunity to rehearse these skills in a variety of community settings including trips to the pool, local parks and other local age appropriate attractions.
Ratio 1:1 and 1:2 available
Shake, Rattle and Roll
Participants will get the opportunity to explore their creative side with activities such as dance, yoga, drama and playing instruments. This session concludes with a talent show where children can show off their newly learned skills!