ASDreams Pro

ASDreamers and parents alike have been asking for more nights of ASDreams.

Introducing ASDreams Pro:
Mondays AND Thursdays (two nights/week)
Attend ASDreams Basic for your age group on Monday.
Come back on Thursday for practice and fun!
Ages 11-17
Thursdays
6:30-8:00

This program is funded through FSCD community, respite and behavioural support hours.

ASDreams Basic

This is the new name for the same great ASDreams program now in its tenth year.

Mondays only
Participants learn and practice skills and Autism support strategies through facilitated lessons and activities. 
Ages 11-13 Mondays 4:30-6:00
Ages 14-17 Mondays 6:30-8:00

Want more ASDreams? Check out ASDreams Pro.

This program is funded through FSCD community and behavioural support hours.

New: ASDreams Junior

ASDreams now begins at age seven!

ASDreams Junior program
Ages 7-10
Thursdays 4:30-6:00
Crestwood Mennonite Brethren Church, 2348 Dunmore Road SE

Junior ASDreamers learn self regulation tools and practice being part of a group.

This program is funded through FSCD community and behavioural support hours.

ASDreams Registration Process

First the good news. ASDreams program costs are fully covered by FSCD and our host, Crestwood Mennonite Brethren Church. With third party billing families do not need to pay upfront and wait for reimbursement.

Now to the paperwork.
ASDreams has a two part registration process.

1. A Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) contract
2. An ASDreams registration package with Wendy Johnson

1.  An FSCD contract is required for ASDreams participation.
If your family already has an FSCD service agreement you will need an addendum to designate community and behaviour hours to ASDreams. ASDreams Pro also requires designated respite hours.
FSCD application forms can be found here. The link may look like this picture because the PDF form must be downloaded to access it. Other ways to contact the Medicine Hat FSCD office:
403-529-3100 
HS.FSCDSouthIntake@gov.ab.ca
104 Provincial Building, 346-3 Street SE

2. Complete the ASDreams registration package with Wendy Johnson:
403-952-8406
wendywheelockjohnson@gmail.com
ASDreams registration may be completed with Wendy while waiting for FSCD.


ASDreams Skills


To ensure ASDreams is a safe place for everyone, the following skills are required before joining the group:
  • Independent communication
  • Independent toileting
  • Turn taking
  • Able to manage self without becoming a danger to self or others
  • Able to attend group independently with the general supports of the leadership Dream Team
Most ASDreamers have a much higher skill base than what is listed. Many high school ASDreamers have part time jobs, volunteer regularly and participate in other community groups. The picture lists some of skills ASDreamers learned in group and found particularly helpful.

ASDreams year end

Our 2018/19 year finished with our annual family potluck at Strathcona Park. Watch for updates once funding is approved for September.
The DreamTeam