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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam’s Sibs Stick Together Room with Dr. Kimberly Rivieccio
January 5th, February 2nd, March 2nd | 7-8 p.m.
Online via Zoom, $50 registration fee for the above three 1-hour sessions via Zoom.
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.
Contact Dr. Kim Rivieccio to Register. email@example.com
Virtual Connections Club
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. Virtual Yoga is $20 for each class.
To register for virtual yoga, please contact Kelley Coutts at firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
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: March 12 – April 30, 2021.
To register: Contact Trudi Zayac at Trudi.Zayac@elsforsutism.org