Join our Family Support Workers for a social time that the whole family can enjoy!
Social Time is a fun and interactive way for families, teens, parents and kids to connect virtually, discuss ongoing events or participate in different activities and crafts! Facilitated by our Family Support Workers, Kinark offers four types of groups to meet the needs of our children, youth, and their families.
Check out our fall Social Time dates below!
Parent/Caregiver Social Time
Parent social time is designed for parents and caregivers of children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Sessions provide a safe space for parents to have virtual discussions about challenges they may face, questions they may have or just an opportunity to meet with other parents who can understand their day to day lives. Parenting strategies and experiences will be shared in each session.
Resources for New Diagnosis
Do you have a child who was recently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? We understand this can be overwhelming. Join us for a discussion sharing important information and resources to support your next steps. Families will also have the opportunity to book a one-on-one consultation with our Service Navigation team.
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 from 2 pm – 3 pm
Foundational Family Services and Urgent Response Services
Is your child registered in the Ontario Autism Program (OAP)? Do you want to learn more about Foundational Family Services and Urgent Response Services? Join us for a discussion on how and where you can access these helpful services free of charge.
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2022 from 2 pm – 3 pm
Holiday Resources and Activities
Join us to learn about some fun events around the GTA this holiday season. We will also share some resources and ideas to help keep your child busy over the winter break.
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2022 from 6 pm – 7 pm
Family Social Time
Family social time is designed for families of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Sessions aim to provide an hour of fun virtually through interactive and engaging activities for the whole family!
Join us for a fun underwater experience! Participants view various underwater creatures and environments through an interactive virtual experience.
Date: Monday, October 3, 2022 from 4 pm – 5 pm
Join us for a fun afternoon of fall-themed arts and crafts! Additional details for the supplies required will be provided prior to the session.
Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2022 from 4 pm – 5 pm
It’s almost Halloween! Join us for a fun evening of pumpkin carving. You can use the stencils we provide or get creative and make your own design. Adult supervision is required when creating your pumpkin.
Date: Monday, October 17, 2022 from 6 pm – 7 pm
Cool Science Experiments
We’ve created a collection of science experiments that anybody can try. Join us for some cool at home science fun! Science experiments will be emailed in advance so you can have the materials ready and follow along.
Date: Monday, October 24, 2022 from 4 pm – 5 pm
Lego Building Fun
Time to use your imagination and creativity on a lego building adventure! Register by October 31 to receive your lego kit where you will join us virtually to build them with other families. Your free kit will be provided upon confirmation of attendance and needs to be picked up at our Markham office prior to the workshop. Additional details for pick up and kit customization will be provided upon registration.
Date: Monday, November 14, 2022 from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Let’s Make Pizza!
Does your family love making pizza? Register by November 1 to receive a pizza kit and join us virtually to create them with other families! Your free kit will be provided upon confirmation of attendance and needs to be picked up at our Markham office prior to the workshop. Additional details for pick up and kit customization will be provided upon registration.
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022 from 5 pm – 6 pm
Come dance with us! Bring your favourite shoes and dances moves and join us for a virtual dance party.
Date: Monday, November 21, 2022 from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Kid Social Time
Kid social time is designed for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to connect virtually and participate in fun activities such as crafts, show and tell, dance parties and much more. These sessions are recommended for children and youth aged five to 12.
Are you interested in planets, moons, stars, galaxies, and comets? Join us for a virtual astronomy adventure!
Date: Monday, September 26, 2022 from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Show and Tell
Do you have something that is special to you and would like to show it to others? Join us for a show and tell! Don’t forget to ask your friends questions about their items too!
Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2022 from 4 pm – 5 pm
Sibling Game Night
Bring your siblings to game night! Work together with your sibling as a team and face other families in virtual games. Remember to work together and cheer everyone on!
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022 from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Sharpen your pencils and join us for some drawing fun!
Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Do you have quick feet? Join us for a fun scavenger hunt game where we will send you searching for items in your home! Recommended for ages six to 15.
Date: Monday, November 7, 2022 from 4 pm – 5 pm
Join us for an evening of fun magic tricks! Bring a cool trick of your own and show us too.
Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2022 from 7 pm – 8 pm
Join us for a virtual trip to the arctic! Kids will follow along and view the various arctic animals through an interactive online experience.
Date: Monday, November 28, 2022 from 4 pm – 5 pm
Let’s make some fun winter crafts together! Join us as we make snowflakes, snowmen, arctic animals and more.
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm