Social and recreational services for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)SSocial and recreational services for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)Social and recreational services for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)EnglishNeurologyChild (0-12 years)NANervous systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-03-09T04:00:00ZJanice Mulligan MSW, RSWRadha MacCulloch, MSWWendy Roberts MD. FRCPCLee Steel00439.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Provides information about the various social and recreational resources that are available for children with disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder.</p><br><p>This section provides information about recreational programs for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Services include: social groups, sports activities, and life skills training. These services may be provided in a specialized setting. They may also be provided in an integrated program that includes children with and without special needs.<br></p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li>Social and recreational services included here for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder include social groups, sports, and life skills training.</li> </ul>
Services sociaux et récréatifs pour les TSASServices sociaux et récréatifs pour les TSASocial and Recreational Services for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)FrenchNeurologyChild (0-12 years)NANervous systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-03-09T04:00:00ZJanice Mulligan MSW, RSWRadha MacCulloch, MSWWendy Roberts MD. FRCPCLee Steel00439.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Offrent des renseignements sur les différentes ressources sociales et récréatives destinées aux enfants atteints de déficiences comme les troubles du spectre autistique.</p><p>La présente section contient des renseignements sur les programmes récréatifs offerts aux enfants et aux jeunes atteints d’un trouble du spectre autistique (TSA). Ces services comprennent, sans toutefois s’y limiter, les suivants : groupes sociaux, activités sportives et formation sur les aptitudes à la vie quotidienne. Ces services pourraient être offerts dans un établissement spécialisé. Ils peuvent aussi être offerts dans le cadre d’un programme intégré qui comporte des enfants qui ont des besoins spéciaux et d’autres qui n’en ont pas.</p><h2> À retenir </h2> <ul><li>Les services sociaux et récréatifs présentés ici et destinés aux enfants et aux jeunes atteints du trouble du spectre autistique comprennent des groupes sociaux, des activités sportives et de la formation compétences essentielles.</li> </ul>

 

 

Social and recreational services for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)1507.00000000000Social and recreational services for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)Social and recreational services for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)SEnglishNeurologyChild (0-12 years)NANervous systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-03-09T04:00:00ZJanice Mulligan MSW, RSWRadha MacCulloch, MSWWendy Roberts MD. FRCPCLee Steel00439.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Provides information about the various social and recreational resources that are available for children with disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder.</p><br><p>This section provides information about recreational programs for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Services include: social groups, sports activities, and life skills training. These services may be provided in a specialized setting. They may also be provided in an integrated program that includes children with and without special needs.<br></p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li>Social and recreational services included here for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder include social groups, sports, and life skills training.</li> </ul> <p>It may be possible to use Special Services at Home (SSAH) funding to cover some of the cost of the service. For a complete guide to summer camp programs, please see the "Community Resource Directory for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their Families in Toronto" published by the Surrey Place Centre.</p><p>You can obtain a copy of this directory at <a href="http://www.surreyplace.on.ca/" target="_blank">www.surreyplace.on.ca</a>.</p><p>Make sure to complete your applications for summer camp programs as early as possible as the spaces fill up quickly. Also remember that your community’s parks and recreation department offers activities that may be helpful to your child.</p><h2>CARD – Community Association for Riding for the Disabled</h2><p>CARD provides therapeutic horse riding for people with various disabilities from three years of age up to adulthood.</p><p>For more information call 416-667-8600 or visit <a href="http://www.card.ca/" target="_blank">www.card.ca</a>.</p><h2>City of Toronto: Parks, Forestry, and Recreation</h2> <em> <p>Adapted Programs and Integrated Services</p></em> <p>The City of Toronto: Parks, Forestry, and Recreation provides the community with accessible recreation and leisure opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. People with disabilities and special needs are encouraged to participate in recreation opportunities to the best of their ability. </p><p>For more information call 416-397-4690 or visit <a href="http://www.toronto.ca/parks" target="_blank">www.toronto.ca/parks</a>.</p><h2>Ontario Track 3 Ski Association for the Disabled</h2><p>This association provides children and youth with disabilities an opportunity to learn how to downhill ski and snowboard. Individuals ages six to 19 with various disabilities, including ASD, are eligible.</p><p>For more information call 416-233-3872 or visit <a href="http://www.track3.org/" target="_blank">www.track3.org</a>.</p><h2>Reach for the Rainbow</h2><p>Reach for the Rainbow provides trained one-on-one support workers for individuals with ASD to attend summer camp programs. Reach for the Rainbow will support families in finding camps and other recreation opportunities. Children and youth with developmental and physical disabilities are eligible. </p><p>For more information call 416-503-0088 or visit <a href="http://www.reachfortherainbow.ca/" target="_blank">www.reachfortherainbow.ca</a>.</p><h2>Sportball </h2><p>Sportball provides a non-competitive sports program that focuses on skill development, increasing confidence, self-esteem, and team work. Sports include: soccer, hockey, basketball, volleyball, tennis, and golf skills. Children and youth two to 16 years of age with special needs may join. These include those with ASD or a developmental delay.</p><p>For more information call 905-882-4473 or visit <a href="http://www.sportball.ca/fr/" target="_blank">www.sportball.ca</a>.</p><h2>Variety Village</h2><p>Variety Village provides recreational and fitness programs for children, youth, and adults with and without special needs.</p><p>For more information call 416-699-7167 or visit <a href="http://www.varietyontario.ca/" target="_blank">www.varietyontario.ca</a>.<br></p> <br> <br>Social and recreational services for autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

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