LEGO Club - Fall 2022

 

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LEGO CLUB - IN PERSON

September 10 to October 22
6-week Session on Saturdays  |  10:00 am - 11:00 am  |  Cost is $60
Christ Community Chapel
750 West Streetsboro Street, Hudson

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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?

  • LEGO Club is open to any child with a developmental disability, ages 7-12, who has good verbal skills and building capabilities. 
  • Parents must remain on site during the Club for safety purposes.
  • Due to limited resources, ASGA cannot permit outside friends or siblings to participate in the LEGO Club if they are not ages 7-12, are living with a disability and have not registered for the program.

NOTE:  Limited scholarships are available. Please email Wendy, ASGA Support Specialist to discuss.

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 okay.
  • If a participant is unwilling to follow the Club guidelines, his/her parents will be notified, and membership in the Club could be suspended.

DISCLAIMER: The LEGO Club is intended to foster friendships in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. It is not intended as therapy or treatment for autism or any mental health or physical disorders. The Autism Society of Greater Akron is not able to provide medical or psychotherapeutic advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

 

COVID GUIDELINES

  • Masks are recommended, but not required.
  • Tables are spaced 6 feet apart with each participant having their own table to maintain social distancing.
  • LEGOs will be provided for participants. 
  • LEGOs will be cleaned and sanitized after each use.


LOCATION / DATE / TIME / COST

  • Club meets in-person at Christ Community Chapel located at 750 West Streetsboro Street in Hudson
  • Meetings held on Saturdays from 10:00 am - 11:00 am for 6 weeks starting September 10 with the last meeting taking place on October 22
  • Cost for the 6-week session is $60.00 ($295 Value)

 

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. 

 

SUPPORTED BY:

ASGA thanks the Charles E. & Mabel M. Ritchie Memorial Foundation for their financial support of ASGA's social clubs and Christ Community Chapel for providing the location.

 

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About the Autism Society of Greater Akron

The Autism Society of Greater Akron (ASGA) is part of a nationwide network of affiliates with the Autism Society of America, the nation’s largest and oldest grassroots autism organization. ASGA serves Summit, Stark, Wayne, Portage and Medina counties (OH) and works locally to achieve its mission -- to create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully.

ASGA is also a proud member of the Ohio Family Network (OFN), connecting people with disabilities and their families to local information and resources within their communities.  OFN provides opportunities to share ideas, find solutions to common challenges and inspire and strengthen others.

 

 

 

Event Details

Event Start Date 09-10-2022 10:00 am
Event End Date 09-10-2022 11:00 am