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Autism Services – Little Learners
September 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
This group aims to teach skills that will enable children to thrive in a preschool environment. The curriculum focuses on skills that have been identified by preschool teachers as indicative of success. Each session a new skill will be introduced, and opportunities will be created to practice these skills through various games and activities in small groups to address individualized needs.
This program will focus on 13 skills that fall into the four domains below:
- Instruction following
- Functional communication
- Tolerating instructions, expectations, sharing and learning with others
- Participating in circle time activities
A Behaviour Plan will be created for each participant that will outline their learning goals for the group as well as a progress review to summarize outcomes. Content will be adjusted based on the age range of participants.
Please note, participants will be provided with a light snack and drinks while at group. Please note that we are a peanut and tree nut free facility. It is caregivers responsibility to share any dietary needs or restrictions with staff before the group begins so we can accommodate.
Who is Eligible for the Group?
Children between the ages of 2-3 with an ASD diagnosis and their caregivers.
Commitment to the Group?
Children and caregivers will attend 2 hour sessions on Friday mornings from 9:00am to 11:0am for 14 consecutive weeks. Care giver handouts will be provided each week describing the skills learning and tips to practice at home.
Caregiver Orientation: Friday, September 1st from 1:00-2:00 (virtually via Teams)
Children Sessions: Friday mornings from 9:00am to 11:00pm from September 8th, 2023, to November 10th, 2023
Registration: Please email [email protected]. Intake applications will be distributed to all interested parties at a later date, to help determine eligibility and appropriateness for this group. If this group is not the best fit for you and your teen, you will be contacted further with a rationale, and other possible options.
Location: Maltby Centre, Suite 100-31 Hyperion Court, Kingston, ON K7K 7G3
Requirements: To access this group, your child/youth requires an ASD diagnosis and must be within the identified age range.