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Virtual Programs

To ensure the privacy and security of all clients, Els for Autism only provides virtual services through Zoom, a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant video communication product.  Current guidelines for these services are outlined in the Telehealth/Remote Communications Notice below.

 

Virtual Programs with Els for Autism

The Foundation is providing a variety of support meetings to assist with managing this time as a community and within your family. These programs are offered virtually via Zoom video conferencing.

Virtual Recreation Programs

The Foundation is offering a variety of recreation programs virtually, including Music Therapy, Yoga, Dance Therapy and more.

View the Recreation Schedule here

 

Spectrum Book Club

The Spectrum Virtual Book Club is for individuals ages 18 and older with autism or developmental disabilities who enjoy exploring the world of literature. Participants do not need to own a copy of the book. During the meeting participants will be able to see the story and members of the Els for Autism Foundation staff will facilitate the group. Participants may take an active role as a reader during the meeting or they can choose to just listen to the story. At the end of each meeting, the staff will lead the group in a discussion about what was read.

For more information on how to enroll in the Spectrum Book Club, please contact Kelley Coutts at kelley.coutts@elsforautism.org

 

 

Sam’s Sibs Stick Together Room with Dr. Kimberly Rivieccio

Tuesday December 8 | 7-8 p.m.

Online via Zoom, $50 registration fee.

Sams Sibs Stick Together Room addresses the needs of siblings of children with special needs & learning differences. The siblings will have an opportunity to support each other, express their thoughts & feelings, & discuss issues specific to their needs.

A zoom link will be e-mailed to each participant following their registration and payment of the registration fee. A minimum of 4 siblings is required to run the program.

Click here to register now

 

Virtual Connections Club

Connections Club is designed to provide opportunities for individuals to interact with peers in a safe and support environment using video conferencing technology, while practicing communication and social skills. Els for Autism staff members will facilitate meetings, providing support and guidance so individuals of all abilities can actively participate in the group. Each meeting will follow a schedule, including welcome/introduction, review of participant expectations, stretching routine, fun facts, a variety of discussion topics, games and activities. Cost is $30 for the 6-week session.
Ages 16-21 meet on Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Ages 21 and up meet on Mondays from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
To participate in the club, individuals are required to have completed the Els for Autism Foundation client application and the Connections Club registration process.   For more information on how to enroll in the Connections Club please contact Kelley Coutts at kelley.coutts@elsforautism.org

Yoga

Yoga for individuals with special needs enhances stamina, flexibility, energy, and strength in a fun, motivating social environment. Classes include warm up, breathing exercise, cardio routines, developmentally appropriate yoga poses and relaxation techniques, while offering a full body experience of physical fitness and traditions of yoga.

Virtual Yoga is designed for ages 16 and up, and meets on Tuesdays from 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. The 6-week session is $120 per person.

To register for virtual yoga, please contact Kelley Coutts at kelley.coutts@elsforautism.org

 

 

 

 

Social Group for Adult Participants

The Spoken Wheel Society is a social group for adults with autism led by an adult with autism.

Date/time: Fridays from Noon to 1 p.m.
Cost: Donations welcome

For More Information Contact:  Merrick Egber at merrick.egber@elsforautism.org

 

Virtual Daily Living Skills Class for Adults

As we spend long days at home, it is important for us to practice healthy and helpful routines of daily living. This class will cover topics of daily living such as meal preparation and completing household chores. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences, knowledge and preferences. Program fees are non-refundable.

Date/time: Begins on Friday November 6 – December 18, 2020.

4-5 pm  (there will be no program on November 27).

Cost: $22

To register: Contact Trudi Zayac at Trudi.Zayac@elsforsutism.org

 


Telehealth Services

Therapy Services (Fee-based)

  • Individual Speech & Language Therapy
  • RUBI Parent Training – Group and Individual Sessions
  • Mental Health Counseling – Group and Individual Sessions
  • ABA Therapy
  • Individualized Behavioral Consultations
  • Spring Into Action Early Intensive Behavior Intervention Circle Time (current EIBI clients only)
  • “Eye Spy” Social Skills Group

Download the flyer to learn more


Telehealth/Remote Communications Notice

Covered health care providers may use popular applications that allow for video chats, including Apple FaceTime, Facebook Messenger video chat, Google Hangouts video, Zoom, or Skype, to provide telehealth without risk that the Office of Civil Rights might seek to impose a penalty for noncompliance with the HIPAA Rules related to the good faith provision of telehealth during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency. Providers are encouraged to notify patients that these third-party applications potentially introduce privacy risks, and providers should enable all available encryption and privacy modes when using such applications. Facebook Live, Twitch, TikTok, and similar video communication applications are public facing, and should not be used in the provision of telehealth by covered health care providers. https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/special-topics/emergency-preparedness/notification-enforcement-discretion-telehealth/index.html


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