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SCDSB to run virtual recreation programs for students with autism

Limited spaceavailable
2021-02-05 ChildParentOnlineLearning

Social and recreational programs will be offered from October to December 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, music 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 mid-October to mid-December.

Music Social Skills Program
A 10-week, multi-component music platform designed to improve emotional understanding and social skills of children diagnosed with ASD. This program will run on Thursdays from October to December.

Play Ball Kidz Recreation Program
A 10-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 October to December.

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 by Sept. 28, 2021.

This does not guarantee enrolment into the program. You may be contacted for an initial telephone consultation to assess if the program is appropriate for your child.