LEGO Club - Fall 2021

 

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LEGO CLUB

6-week Sessions on Saturdays starting October 2, 2021
10:00-11:00 am  |  Zoom Meetup  |  Cost is $60

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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?

  • 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 need a basic supply of LEGO blocks at home to participate.  
  • A parent must be present with each child for the entire hour of the meeting.
  • 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 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!

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.


LOCATION / DATE / TIME / COST

  • Club meets Saturdays from 10:00-11:00 am for 6 weeks starting in Fall of 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.
  • Cost for the 6-week session is $60.00 ($295 Value).

 

MEET THE CLUB LEADER

Headshot Nailah ParrishMy name is Nailah Parrish, I’m a senior Integrated Language Arts major at Kent State University. I’m originally from Maryland, and some of my favorite things to do are sing and make music, watch movies, and read books. I’m excited to see what builds we create together in Lego Club!

 

 

 

 

 


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

We thank the Hussman Foundation for their support of this program!

  hussman foundation

Event Details

Event Start Date 10-02-2021 10:00 am
Event End Date 10-02-2021 11:00 am