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"Social skills are an important ingredient in life success. We need to make sure that children with AS acquire these skills or learn to compensate for what does not come naturally."
-Brenda Smith Myles

Calendar: 2018 Fall/Winter


Now registering for 2018 fall/winter groups!
To register by phone: please call 705-741-2705, or by e-mail: use the "Contact us" page.

 
* Our programs are open to all, a doctor referral or diagnosis is not required to register.

 Social & Therapy Groups

  • Lego Group
    For children ages 7-12. Participants will have the opportunity to build social-communication and cooperative play skills while working on structured lego activities.  Group size:  6-8 participants.  Dates/Times:  4 Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15 p.m.  Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018.  Cost:  $100  *group fees may be subsidized by Autism Ontario Potential Progamme. 

  • Play Therapy group ages 5-8

    A  play therapy group for children ages 5-8 with anxiety, or other mild social-communication challenges. This group will be facilitated by a certified Play Therapist.  Group size:  4-6 children. 
    Dates/Times:  Monday Oct. 1st, 4:30-5:30 and Saturday Oct. 13, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  Sign up for one or both sessions!  Cost:  $40 per session or $75 for both dates. 

     

  • Self-Regulation - Anxiety Toolbox for Tweens 
    A 5 week group (ages 10-14) to help students learn practical tools to manage anxiety and develop better self-regulation.  Topics will include understanding the reasons for anxiety, learning to recognize anxiety and personal triggers, and will teach tools from both CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and Mindfulness principles, as well as Sensory processing components.
    Dates/times: 5 Tuesdays 6:45-8:00 starting Oct. 9, 2018  Cost:  $200

  • Cooking Group for Tweens (ages 10-14)
    An interactive cooking and social group for youth to increase confidence and independence with meal preparation and healthy eating.  Topics will include meal planning, food prepration, following a recipe, kitchen safety, clean-up, and social aspects of sharing a meal.  Facilitated by an Occupational Therapist.
    Dates/times: 4 Tuesdays 4:30-6:00 Nov. 13, 20, 27, Dec. 4, 2018  Cost:  $180

     

 

Special Interest Groups

  • Pokemon Club
    **Dates: Sunday(s) Sept. 30th, Oct. 28, Nov. 25, 2018, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
    Group Description:  A monthly social group for children of all ages to chat about Pokemon, share and talk about Pokemon figures, cards, books, etc.  Please contact us for details.   Fee:  $3 /drop-in

    *Find us on Facebook! 
    Snowflake Si-group

  • Caregiver Support Group

    A monthly support group/activity group for parents/caregivers of children on the spectrum and/or with other hidden disabilities.  This group will include information sharing, peer support and social/educational opportunities.  
    (
    * sponsored by and presented by Autism Ontario Potential Programme.)
    Event dates:  Monday Oct. 29 (paint party) and Thursday Nov. 29  (Cookie decorating), 6:30-8:00 p.m.

    Registration is required for these events. Please visit www.aoese.eventrite.ca to register online.  Cost:  $5 
    Location:
    Superstore, Lansdowne St. Peterborough (upstairs community room).  

 

coming in 2019.....
 

  • Introduction to Executive Functions for teens
    For students aged 11-16 with executive functioning and/or organizational challenges.   Participants will work individually and in small groups on exercises and activities to develop working memory, organization, and focus/attention.   Tools and strategies will be provided to take home. Group will be facilitated by an Occupational Therapist and assistants.  Group size:  4-6 participants. Location: Peterborough.
    Dates/times:  4 Wednesdays 4:15-5:30 p.m. May 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018.  Cost:  $200

  • Sibling Social/Support Group

    A group just for Siblings of children with special needs to provide opportunities for peer sharing and support, new friends, discussion, and games.   Open to all siblings ages 8-12. Group size, 6-8 pariticipants.  Dates Times: t.b.a.
      Cost: Group fees may be subsidized by Autism Ontario.  

 

 

  • Cooking Group for Teens (ages 14 )
    An interactive cooking and social group for teen to increase confidence and independence with meal preparation and healthy eating.  Topics will include meal planning, food prepration, following a recipe, kitchen safety, clean-up, and social aspects of sharing a meal.  Facilitated by an Occupational Therapist.  Location: Ptbo.
    Dates/times: 
    t.b.a. 
    Cost: $180  (includes food costs).


  • Music Therapy for Youth
    A 4 week music therapy group for youth, facilitated by a Registered Music Therapist. Music therapy may include hand-held instruments, rhythm activities, and other musical techniques to encourage self-expression, enjoyment and interaction.  Group size:  6-8 participants.  Location:  Peterborough. 
    Cost: $180.  Dates/Times:  t.b.a.


      *Private / individual Music Therapy sessions are also
      available, please contact us for details.

 

Autism & Resource Support

1:1, in-home, individual therapy or family coaching is available. Please contact us for rates & availability. Weekend and evening hours are available.

For additional information regarding our Programs and Services, please contact us.