FIRST EVER LEGO® CLUB FOR CHILDREN ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM
Team-building, collaborative projects, supersized activities, and community events.
Please follow this link to RSVP once you have registered (first timers only) here.
What: Meet 'n Play, December 13th
When: December 13, 2008 3:30 PM
Where: Click the link below to find out!
Meetup Description: Hello and welcome! This group was started by parents to provide a valuable need -- a place for kids with autism, asperger's, P.D.D. and/or sensory issues to meet and play while the parents join in, relax, or talk. Think of this group as one big playdate. If you've tried to find playmates or friends for your child, you'll know just how much this group is needed.
The group is going through a re-vamp phase -- we are publicizing the group because the word hasn't gotten out and turn-out was low. The need for this group is definite, so rest assured that turnout should be better for our December meet-up.
I (Blake) am the current Organizer of this group. I am a professional child and family therapist who works with kids on the spectrum. This group will not be a psychotherapy group but will continue to be a fun and casual self-help support group for parents.
I will be facilitating the meet-ups and will be there to help kids make connections, learn play skills, and have fun! I can also answer parents' questions if need be. However, I have a lot of respect for the wisdom and support that parents bring into this group. Feel free to write me with any questions.
Register for the LEGO® Club
Local children with autism spectrum disorders are invited to take part in a new LEGO club in Deerfield. Started by local mom and LEGO specialist Beth Weis, the ASD LEGO Club is for kids 5 and older, their siblings and their parents.
"This is a supervised parent club and my goal is for the parents to have networking and for the kids, there’s lots of opportunity for social and emotional growth and to develop motor skills," Weis says.
Weis, who has a son with Asperger’s, says parents of children with ASD need a place where they can take their kids. The club lets them come together in a nonjudgmental, nonthreatening environment. "In a play environment, it’s really easy to develop your social skills," Weis says. "It’s not therapy, but it’s an opportunity."
The first club meeting will be from 4-5 p.m. Oct. 4 for all kids with autism spectrum disorders. From 5-6 p.m. the club is for children with Asperger’s. The club is free of charge and meetings will be held at the Deerfield Park District, 836 Jewett Park Drive. For more information, call Weis at (847) 494-5346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Register online for the club at brickology.com.