LEGO Club

 

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LEGO CLUB

6-week Session on Saturdays starting February 20, 2021
10:00-11:00 am  |  Zoom Meetup

THE CLUB IS FULL - REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS SESSION

Next Session Starts in June - EMAIL US HERE to be put on the Waiting List


LEGO is a toy that is perfectly suited for individuals with special needs. It allows for creative, solitary play; it offers repetitive, stress-reducing movements that build motor skills, and it is a vehicle for social skill building and speech enhancement. In addition, LEGOs build an interest that individuals with a disability can share with their typical peers. And, LEGOs are fun! Today there are multiple practitioners as well as books and programs all focused on the many benefits of LEGO play.


WHAT TO EXPECT

By participating in the LEGO Club, individuals will:

  • Learn to engage with other participants in a positive way
  • Learn to take turns and accept guidance from a facilitator
  • Practice speaking skills when presenting his/her projects to the entire group
  • Strengthen creativity and teamwork abilities
  • Reinforce fine motor skills
  • Create lasting friendships with fellow builders


WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

  • The online LEGO Club is open to any child with a developmental disability, ages 7-12 who has good verbal skills and building capabilities.
  • Participants must live in one of the five counties in ASGA's service territory: Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, or Wayne.
  • In order to build rapport and maintain consistency/privacy, participants not registered to be a part of the ASGA LEGO Club (outside friends, siblings, etc.) cannot be permitted to participate.


MEET THE LEADER

Jane Fitz is an honors college senior at Kent State University majoring in Special Education (mild through intensive) and minoring in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Jane is from the Cleveland area and is passionate about science and education, the arts, and comedy. She is no stranger to the ASGA, having taught swimming lessons through the Swimming with Autism program at the YMCA. Jane has extensive experience in working with children with disabilities and in improv comedy, and she incorporates skills from each in her work. She is thrilled to be a part of the ASGA team and can’t wait to make the LEGO club a fun and beneficial experience for the members!


GUIDELINES TO PARTICIPATE

  • Respect the other members in the group. Listen to their ideas and allow them to finish talking before you begin.
  • Respect everyone’s differences. Different thoughts, interests or ways of doing things are OK.
  • Please give your attention to the group and silence all electronics.
  • If a participant is unwilling to be courteous with others in the Club or refuses to follow the Club guidelines, his/her parents will be notified, and membership in the Club will be suspended.
  • Make new friends and have fun!


LOCATION / DATE / TIME / COST

  • Club meets every Saturday morning from 10:00 am - 11:00 am for 6 weeks starting February 20, 2021.
  • Zoom meeting invite will be emailed to participates 2 days prior to each meeting.
  • An electronic device equipped with a microphone and camera are required to participate using the Zoom platform.
  • Each child will receive the same set of LEGOs so that everyone has the same collection of possibilities.  (Parents will be responsible for picking up their child’s LEGOs from the ASGA Office located at 580 Grant Street, Akron OH 44311.)
  • Cost for the 6-week session is $65.00 ($195 Value).


HOW TO SIGN UP

LEGO Club is full and registration is now CLOSED.  Next Session Starts in June - EMAIL US HERE to be put on the waiting list.


QUESTIONS

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Wendy Cline, LSW and ASGA Support Specialist via email here or via phone at 330.940.1441 ext 1. 


THANK YOU

ASGA thanks the management of the WalMart Corporation Store #1911 on Arlington Road in Akron for their support of inclusive-friendly activities like the LEGO Club.

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Event Details

Event Start Date 06-19-2021 10:00 am
Event End Date 06-19-2021 11:00 am