The Virtual Connection is a weekly group aimed at providing children and youth with social interaction and learning about others through fun activities that strengthen turn taking, sharing skills, and using imagination. Activities may include: virtual field trips, art challenges, mad science experiments, group games, movement breaks, and much more. Participants will have opportunities to build new and lasting relationships through this virtual platform! Most importantly, the goal is to have FUN!
Participant Age: 15-17 (Participants will be grouped by those with similar ages, strengths, and goals)
Ratio: 3 participants and 1 staff
Cost: No associated fees
Location: Will be delivered live via Zoom for Professionals and the following are required to participate:
Start Date: Monday, April 19, 2021
End Date: Monday, June 28, 2021
(No session on Monday, May 24, 2021)
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: Thursday, March 18, 2021
Registration Opens: Friday, January 15, 2021
Registration Closes: Monday, April 5, 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 5 business days’ notice of cancellation before the start of the workshop/training.