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NEWS RELEASE
SIMCOE COUNTY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD
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Social and recreational programs will be offered in July and August for Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
The programs will be offered virtually and will focus on using recreation, problem solving and coding skills to support social skills development.
A 10-day, multi-component recreation program designed to improve the gross motor skills and social skills of children diagnosed with ASD. This program will run online in July.
A five-day coding and robotics-themed program designed to improve computing, problem-solving and social skills of children diagnosed with ASD by focusing on following instructions, creativity and conversational skills. This program will run online in August.
Parents/guardians are an important part of the programs and will receive resources and support to help children develop and practice new skills at home and at school.
Limited spaces are available. Complete the initial application form on the SCDSB website by June 30 at 4 p.m. This does not guarantee enrolment into the program. You may be contacted for an initial telephone interview to assess if the program is appropriate for your child.
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