Making friends is a major challenge for our special-needs children. Due to their lack of appropriate social skills, the above quote is the kind of experience most of them face on a daily basis. ASK Kid’s and Teen’s social was developed to offer age-appropriate social opportunities to special-needs children between the ages of 6 and 16. We propose a series of stress-free, fun and laid back activities during which participants can meet other children in a friendly, supervised environment while improving their social skills.
The group meets during the school year (October to June) to go on organized outings and do different fun activities. From ice-skating to bowling, pizza making to Pony riding, the children and young adults can develop a number of different skills and get to know each other whilst having fun in different environments. With a ratio of 1 helper to every 3 or 4 children, your children will be able to receive the attention, help, and guidance that he or she may seek.
Peer mentoring with ASK allows teens and young adults (15 to 19), who want to make a difference through volunteerism, to support and act as mentors to the teens and young adults who have learning differences and special education needs.
If you are interested in being a Peer Mentor, please fill in our student volunteer form and we’ll get back to you.