AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Our programs and activities
SOCIAL SKILL GROUPS
After School Programs that encourage better outcomes
Learning social skills is a lifelong journey for all of us, and especially for those with on the Autism spectrum. With the appropriate supports, education, and practice, people with ASD can develop the skills they want or need to navigate relationships, employment, and the world around us. A person’s social understanding might present differently depending on age, cognitive capacity, and ability to communicate.
Many social skills programs in Ontario lack parent involvement and feedback. Results from our caregiver survey showed that less than half of these programs encouraged parents with children ASD to monitor the effectiveness of their child’s progress in after school Programs. Our aim is to transform this. We are proud
to offer after-school programs for children with ASD, ADHD and learning disabilities that provide a variety of skills to help your children succeed and grow.
Social Skills Program with the House of Child Development
Our programs are offered at private schools and public schools in York Region. They are designed for children ages 6-16 with a primary diagnosis of Autism, ADHD or learning disabilities. Programs are held in a safe, encouraging and positive environment. After school skills include introducing oneself, ways to make friends, responding to teasing, being a good winner and a good loser, dealing with emotions, problem solving, relaxations, and self-esteem. We have a maximum 6 kids per session, with a caring staff to child ration of 1:3.
Course Outline - Social Skills Development
This course includes techniques for promoting social skills in a variety of environments. It focuses on children working at an intermediate level and above and assumes that the child has some descriptive language abilities and basic play skills. This course would be useful for parents, tutors and learning support assistants.