After-School Virtual Classes – Fall 2020 Schedule & Class Descriptions

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ALL KIDS need opportunities to have fun, connect with others, learn new skills, make friends, and enjoy a sense of belonging… That’s what Kids Like Me is all about!

Classes designed for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other social/learning challenges. All enrichment offerings will take place virtually, have a special emphasis on social skills development, and last for 8 or 10 weeks. This is a great opportunity for young people to engage, experience, and explore in a safe and welcoming environment in developmentally appropriate classes led by highly trained professionals!

MONDAY:

CARTOONING (Level 1)
Learn about various cartooning styles and create your own characters, comic strips and even a comic book.
DATES & TIME: 4PM-5 PM , Weekly on Mondays, starting October 5th
AGES: 11 and up
FEE: $120 for 8 weeks & $80 for Help Group Students for 8 classes

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (Level 2)
Foods, recipes, culinary skills, and so much fun! Kid chefs will learn the basics and create simple foods each week.
DATES & TIME: 4PM-5 PM , Weekly on Mondays, starting October 5th
AGES:  7-12
FEE: $120 for 8 weeks & $80 for Help Group Students for 8 classes

MAD SCIENTISTS (Level 1)
Especially for Science lovers! This exciting class will allow children to explore, create, discover and learn through fun, interactive science-based activities.
DATES & TIME: 3 – 4 PM, Weekly on Mondays, starting October 5th
AGES:  5 to 10
FEE: $120 & $80 for Help Group Students for 8 classes

TUESDAY:

NAMA-STAY AT HOME: YOGA FOR KIDS (level 2)
Yoga has many benefits for children including improving physical health and mental health. Join us for a kid-friendly, weekly yoga class for children. No prior experience with yoga is necessary.
DATES & TIME: 4PM-5 PM , Weekly on Tuesdays, starting October 6th
AGES:  7 & up
FEE: $120 for 8 weeks & $80 for Help Group Students for 8 classes

TOP CHEF (Level 1)
A fun and important skill building class focused on exciting recipes and culinary skills. Teen chefs will learn, prepare and enjoy various recipes each week.
DATES & TIME: 4PM-5 PM , Weekly on Tuesdays, starting October 6th
AGES:  13-18
FEE: $120 for 8 weeks & $80 for Help Group Students for 8 classes

WORRY WARRIORS (Level 1)
This group is designed for children with social-emotional challenges such as autism spectrum disorder who also experience anxiety. Parents and child sessions run concurrently.  We will learn strategies to recognize and manage anxiety symptoms using a semi-structured curriculum to teach and practice cognitive-behavioral strategies. These are engaging and easy-to-follow lessons with live feedback! Parent attendance required.
DATES & TIME: 4:30PM-5:45PM on Tuesdays, starting October 6th
AGES:  Ages 10-14
FEE: $175 for 10 sessions (Discount for Help Group Students! $120)

WEDNESDAY:

FUN & FITNESS – ADVANCED (Level 1)
This class is a comprehensive health and wellness program which strives to improve the overall health of our teens by increasing daily physical activity.
DATES & TIME: 3 – 4 PM, Weekly on Wednesday’s, starting October 7th
AGES:  13-18
FEE: $120 & $80 for Help Group Students for 8 classes

STEM AT A DISTANCE! (Level 1)
Distance learning was never so much fun. We’ll incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math in building, making, and exploring—projects to include making a Rube Goldberg device, making edible slime, using vegetable juice as a pH tester to test acids and bases, building a lava lamp, and much, much more.
Dates & Time: 3 – 4 PM, Weekly on Wednesday’s, starting October 7th
Ages 9 and up
FEE:   $150 for 8 sessions $110 for Help Group Students

PARENT SUPPORT GROUP (Level 1 & 2)
This bi-weekly support group for parents of children under 18 years of age with social/learning differences will target ways to cope with the unique stressors related to parenting during the stay-at-home order (e.g., routine changes, behavioral issues). We will also reinforce development of social skills.
DATES & TIME: 4 – 5 PM, Bi-Weekly on Wednesdays, starting October 7th
FEE: Free!

THURSDAY:

LITTLE MUSIC MAKERS (Level 2)
This class provide every child with the opportunity to experience the joys and benefits from not just passively listening to music, but actively making music.
DATES & TIME: 3 – 4 PM, Weekly on Thursdays, starting October 8th
AGES:  5-10
FEE: $120 & $80 for Help Group Students for 8 classes

GAMING CLUB (Level 1)
This tech gaming club which uses the Nintendo Switch is all about changing it up, making it fun, developing negotiating, compromising and team skills.  Required Materials:  Nintendo Switch for each student provided by each family.
DATES & TIME: 3 – 4 PM, Weekly on Thursdays, starting October 8th
AGES:  10 and up
FEE: $120 & $80 for Help Group Students for 8 classes

SOCIAL SKILLS CLUB (Level 1)
These social skills groups are designed to provide an opportunity for children with social-emotional challenges such as autism spectrum disorder to practice and improve their social skills in a safe, supportive and structured environment. There will be additional parent sessions throughout to promote social-skills generalization within the natural environment.
DATES & TIME: 4 PM to 5 PM on Thursdays, 10 sessions starting October 8th
AGES: Group 1: 6 – 9 & Group 2: 10-14
FEE: 175 for 10 sessions (Discount for Help Group Students! $120)

FRIDAY:

FUN & FITNESS – BEGINNER (Level 2)
Our popular after school Fun & Fitness class is now available for children with autism and other social-emotional or behavioral challenges. They will participate in a variety of interactive physical games. This program encourages positive social interactive, team building, and gross motor skills development.
DATES & TIME: 3 – 4 PM, Weekly on Fridays, starting October 9th
AGES:  5 & up
FEE: $120 & $80 for The Help Group Students for 8 classes

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CLUB (Level 1)
This is a fantasy role-playing club in which players create characters and embark on adventures. The goal is to have a fun time journeying through adventures that D&D can provide. The club encourages students to coordinate and plan as a team.
DATES & TIME: 3 –  5 PM, Weekly on Fridays, starting October 9th
AGES:  10 and up
FEE: $150 & $110  for The Help Group Students for 8 classes

*Level 1 is for participants who require little to no support in groups**
**Level 2 is for participants who require moderate to very substantial support in groups**

LOCATION: All virtual classes will be held online via Zoom*
*Must register to receive the Zoom information. An email with a Zoom link will be sent prior to sessions.

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