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The Kids Zone 2-8yrs

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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.
Ages 2-8
Ratio 1:3

Move & Groove

Music, movement, speech patterns, singing, listening, and instrument playing are used to engage your child in a fun, encouraging, and positive setting. The elements of dance - body, space, time and energy - will also be explored. This program will support your child’s growth in social skills within a musical context while also facilitating: turntaking, sharing, full-body listening, problem solving, and communication  with others.
Ages 2-8
Ratio 1:3

Learning to Play

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.
Ages 2-8
Ratio 1:3

Sports of all Sorts

Participants will be introduced to a variety of sports and movement activities that are designed to encourage group co-operation, teamwork and build self-esteem in a fun, safe environment.
Ages 2-8 yrs old
Ratios 1:1 & 1:2 available

Crafty Creations

Using a variety of materials and activities, participants will be encouraged and guided through an exploration of their creative talents. Each week participants will be engaged in different activities such as drawing, painting, play dough, music, dance, dress-up and a variety of seasonal crafts and activities.
Ages 2-8
Ratios 1:1 & 1:2 available

Trips Ahoy

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!
Ages 2-8
Ratios 1:1 & 1:2 available

Rec'In Crew

Participants will engage in a variety of activities including, sports,crafts, outings, creative arts and drama. Participants will be placed in a group with their similar peers. Group activities provide the children with opportunities to meet their individualized gross motor, fine motor and sensory needs while encouraging communication, socialization and discovery.
Ages 2-8 yrs
Ratios 1:1 & 1:2 available

The Weekenders

While attending The Weekenders, children and youth will have the opportunity to develop recreational and leisure skills, build new relationships and be part of an inclusive recreational community. Participants 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. This program is offered every Saturday and Sunday from Sept 20 – Dec 20thf or 13 weeks. This program can be combined with your funded weekend spot.
Ages 2-8
Ratio 1:1

The Kids Club

Participants work toward developing recreation and leisure skills in a safe and fun environment. Participants will be engaged in theme-based activities which encourage discovery, communication and socialization. This program is offered on Saturday and Sunday for 10 sessions from September to June. If you are interested in adding more weekend days, check out The Weekenders! Please note that that your child must be between 7-12yrs old to apply for this program. Check out the Weekenders if your child is 6 or younger.
Ages 7-8
Ratio 1:1

The Explorers

Participants in this group are supported to develop recreation and leisure skills where they will eventually be able to transition to less supported community-based programs. Participants will be engaged in theme-based activities which encourage discovery, communication and socialization. This program is offered on Saturday and Sunday for 10 sessions from September to June. If you are interested in adding more weekend days, check out The Weekenders club! Please note that that your child must be between 7-8 yrs old to apply for this program. Check out the Weekenders if your child is 6 or younger.
Ages 7-8
Ratio 1:1 & 1:2 available