Autism Families CONNECTicut and West Hartford Human and Leisure Services presents Playing on the Spectrum on Sundays, January 6, 13, 20, and 27 at the Elmwood Community Center in West Hartford. All sessions are split into three age groups and feature a concurrent siblings activity group. The program is designed to target the needs of children with autism spectrum disorders in a sensory-friendly environment with developmentally appropriate play and sports skills. All activities are facilitated by professional therapists, with support from high school volunteers. Parent involvement is welcome and encouraged, but not required.
Ages 3 to 5: 11:30am - 12:20pm, Ages 6 to 8: 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Children 3-8 will explore various gross motor and social activities in both unstructured and structured play.
Ages 9 to 13 Introducing "Skills and Drills Workshop": 1:30 - 2:20pm
Children 9-13 will learn team play and teamwork in an interactive, fun session designed for older kids. This four-week workshop focuses on basketball drills, like passing and dribbling, with other sports skills, too.
Cost: $40/child on the spectrum for all 4 weeks, $10 for each sibling
Registration: Call the Elmwood Community Center at 860-561-8160. Each group limited to 15 members. Must register sibling, too. Ages 3-5: code 383100A, Ages 6-8: code 383100B, Ages 9-13: code 383100C. For more information call: 617-319-1385
Autism Families CONNECTicut (AFC) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing social and recreational opportunities for children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. Please visit autismfamiliesct.org or see the Autism Families CONNECTicut page on Facebook for more information about our programs and events.