Autism Groups

We offer Autism groups or one-on-one instruction at home, in school, or in the community. The aim is to improve how a child interacts socially and forms bonds with others. This usually means learning through role playing or practice. Classes are led by a therapist or certified Behaviour Consultant.

Our social skills groups are aimed to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as other developmental disabilities or children with various social deficits to learn the important skills of communication both verbally and non-verbally. These groups offer children and teens the opportunity to learn and practice these skills in a safe environment with their peers.

Please note that many of our groups are not ASD-exclusive. For a full list of our groups, please click here.

 

Current Autism Groups Offered:

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Teen Nights

Ages: 14 – 19yrs
Mondays @ 6:30p.m.
Ongoing Registration

Teen Nights offer a unique opportunity for your child to build friendships, and belong to a group just for them. All activities are centered around: social learning, building confidence, independence, and communication skills.

A variety of life skill and physical activities, outdoor education, and community outings will be offered.

For more information please contact Erin Rodier at erin.steppingstones@gmail.com

Social Communication Skills Boys Group

Ages: 8-10 yrs
Wednesdays 5:15pm – 6:30p.m.
Ongoing Registration

Participants will develop skills related to whole body listening, self regulation, flexible thinking, observation skills, perspective taking, body awareness and communication skills.

For more information please contact Cheryl Scaife at cheryl@steppingstonesokanagan.ca

Social Communication Skills Boys Group

Ages: 6-8 yrs
Thursdays 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Ongoing Registration

Participants will develop skills related to whole body listening, self regulation, flexible thinking, observation skills, perspective taking, body awareness and communication skills.

For more information please contact Cheryl Scaife at cheryl@steppingstonesokanagan.ca

Social Communication Skills Girls Group

Ages: 8-10 yrs
Wednesdays 5:15pm – 6:30pm

Ongoing Registration

This group provides the opportunity for girls to grow a healthier sense of self-esteem and a stronger sense of self! It’s a ton of fun bundled into a positive, caring & safe environment where girls can develop friendships and connect with other peers while participating in fun recreational and social activities such as crafts, yoga, lego, board games, and self-esteem building.

For more information please contact Cheryl Scaife at cheryl@steppingstonesokanagan.ca

Boys Social and Leisure Skills Group (Preteen)

Ages: 9-12 yrs
Saturdays 1:00pm – 2:15pm

Ongoing Registration

Skills taught include communication and self-regulation. Activities include board games, lego, and group outings.

For more information please contact Cheryl Scaife at cheryl@steppingstonesokanagan.ca

Teen Boys Group

Ages: 13-16 yrs
Saturdays 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Ongoing Registration

Skills taught include communication and self-regulation. Activities include board games, group outings, social communication, and story creation.

For more information please contact Cheryl Scaife at cheryl@steppingstonesokanagan.ca

In It Together Parent Workshop

First Monday of each month

A monthly drop-in group for parents. New topic covered each month.

For more information please contact Verity Teagle at verity@steppingstonesokanagan.ca