Social Time!

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Social Time!

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.

Sessions for our summer 2022 Social Time below!

 

Upcoming Events

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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.

Upcoming Sessions

Foundational Family Services

Foundational Family Services are offered free of charge for families in the Ontario Autism Program (OAP). Join us for a discussion of where you can access these services and the different services you can register for.

Date: Monday, July 4, 2022 from 2 pm – 3 pm

Getting Ready for Back to School

Preparing your child for the new school year can help support a smooth transition from summer to school. The session will discuss how you can plan ahead and will share useful resources for this transition.

Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2022 from 2 pm – 3 pm

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


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!

Upcoming Sessions

Sensory Fun

Come join us to learn how to make a fun sensory craft: homemade kinetic sand! Required materials will be emailed in advance so you can have them ready and follow along.

Date: Monday, July 11, 2022 from 10 am – 11 am

Taco Kit

Tacos are a simple and fun recipe that includes fresh ingredients the whole family can enjoy! Register by July 5 to receive a taco kit to join us virtually and make this fun recipe. Your free kit will need 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. Adult supervision is required when creating your taco kit.

Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2022 from 2 pm – 3 pm

Virtual Escape Room

Do you like solving puzzles and mysteries? Join us for a virtual escape room adventure! This session is recommended for children aged six – 13.

Date: Monday, July 18, 2022 from 2 pm – 3 pm

Scavenger Hunt

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: Wednesday, July 27, 2022 from 2 pm – 3 pm

Drawing Fun (Disney Theme)

Sharpen your pencils and join us for a fun afternoon of drawing some favourite Disney characters!

Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2022 from 2 pm – 3 pm

Cool Science Experiments

Do you miss those fun school science experiments? Join us as we share some cool at home science fun virtually! Science experiments will be emailed in advance so you can have the materials ready and follow along.

Date: Monday, August 15, 2022 from 10 am – 11 am

Dance Party

Come dance with us! Bring your favourite shoes and dances moves and join us for a virtual dance party.

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022 from 2 pm – 3 pm

Summer Snacks

Summer is a time of sunshine and great snacks! Register by August 24 to receive a snack kit to join us virtually in making some super simple summer snacks! Your free kit will need 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, August 31, 2022 from 2 pm – 3 pm

Turn Taking Games

Do you like playing games like Connect Four, Hangman and memory games? Join us for a fun afternoon of virtual games and making new friends!

Date: Monday, September 12, 2022 from 4 pm – 5 pm

Cookie Kit

Does your family love cookies? Register by September 10 to receive a cookie making kit and join us virtually to create them! Your free kit will need 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, September 21, 2022 from 4 pm – 5 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.

Upcoming Sessions

Insect Habitat

Insects are adaptable creatures that live in almost every habitat on earth. Register by July 1 to receive a craft kit to join us virtually to make an insect habitat of your own and learn about different insect types. Your free kit will need to be picked up at our Markham office prior to the workshop. Additional details for pick up will be provided upon registration.

Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2022 from 2 pm – 3 pm

Learning About Pets

Do you love animals and the different types of pets? Join us to learn some fun facts about pets and how you take care of your furry, slimy, and feathery friends!

Date: Monday, July 25, 2022 from 10 am – 11 am

Game Time

Join our Family Support Workers as we host an hour of fun games with some family favourites, such as Pictionary, Heads Up, Act it Out and Would You Rather.

Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2022 from 2 pm – 3 pm

Sensory Crafts

It’s time for slime! Let’s make some fun slime together and explore the different types of slime through a hands-on sensory activity.

Date: Monday, August 8, 2022 from 10 am – 11 am

Virtual Jungle Adventure

Join us for a fun virtual jungle adventure! Participants will follow along and view various jungle animals through an interactive online experience.

Date: Monday, August 22, 2022 from 10 am – 11 am

Magic Show

Bring a cool magic trick and show us! We will show you some fun new ones too.

Date: Monday, August 29, 2022 from 10 am – 11 am

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, September 14, 2022 from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Lego Fun

Grab your Lego and use your creativity and imagination for a fun building adventure!

Date: Monday, September 19, 2022 from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Virtual Astronomy

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

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