LEGO Club

 

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LEGO CLUB

6-week Session on Saturdays starting June 12, 2021
10:00-11:00 am  |  Zoom Meetup  |  Cost is $30

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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.

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!

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 June 12, 2021.
  • No meeting on June 19.  We hope you take the Step Into Autism 54- Day Challenge and join us at the Family Fun Day and Resource Fair at Lock 3.
  • 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 $30.00 ($195 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. 


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 06-12-2021 10:00 am
Event End Date 06-12-2021 11:00 am