The Virtual Saturday Connection is a full-day group aimed at providing children and youth with an opportunity to engage in group activities, and connect with others their age. Activities may include: get to know you games, arts and crafts, science experiments, baking activities, movement breaks, group/collaborative games, virtual field trips, guest facilitators, and much more. Participants will have opportunities to build new and lasting connections, while having fun.
Participant Age: 5-17 (Group cohorts will be created based on age and ability)
Ratio: 3 participants to 1 staff
Cost: There is no cost.
Location: Delivered live via Zoom for Professionals and the following are required to participate:
Start Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
End Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Pre-Screen: Prior to registration for any group, the child or youth will participate in a group pre-screen. A group pre-screen is an opportunity for the child or youth to see what a group at Kerry’s Place Autism Services looks likes. Based on the staff members’ observations during the group pre-screen, and in consultation with the child or youth and their caregiver, our experienced staff will make recommendations for any service that might best meet the needs of the child or youth. Participating in a group pre-screen does not guarantee that the child/youth will be enrolled in a particular group or service. Pre-screens are valid for 6 months and are only needed once prior to registering for a group
Last Available Pre-Screen: Monday, September 20, 2021
Registration opens: Monday, June 14, 2021
Registration closes: Friday, October 1, 2021
Cancelled by Kerry’s Place: Kerry’s Place may cancel a program due to low enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. If this occurs, and the activity cannot be rescheduled, participants will be notified as quickly as possible and attempts, within reason, will be made to help the attendee enroll in a new session.
Cancelled by Supported Person/Family: For the purposes of effective planning, when possible, Kerry’s Place appreciates five business days’ notice of cancellation before the start of the workshop/training.