Volunteering at ASGC's Teen Time - December 2019
- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
1 person is interested
1 in 59 people is affected by autism. In the greater Cincinnati area that translates into more than 36,000 individuals who are on the autism spectrum. This effects their lives and the countless lives of care givers, friends, family and beyond. This is why Autism Society Greater Cincinnati exists, to provide programs, resources and support for those affected by autism and for those that support them.
One such program is Teen Time. Held on the second Friday of each month, Teen Time offers students, ages 13-18, with autism spectrum disorder a chance to interact with peers and have the opportunity to socialize and have fun!
Teen Time Goals:
1. To provide opportunities to meet and hang out with peers.
2. To increase social skills and interaction among peers.
3. To encourage parents to talk and connect with each other, share information and support each other.
4. To provide pertinent information and resources to participants.
How Teen Time Works:
At Teen Time we host up to 25 students with their parents. Once students arrive they are treated to dinner and then are free to interact in any of the planned activities as they would like.
Usually, these activities involve some type of gym/game time, some sort of interactive sensory activity (music therapy, arts and crafts, etc.). Also, there is also a low sensory option/space for students who need it.
Your Role as a Teen Time Volunteer Would Involve the Following:
-Helping us set up/tear down (doesn’t take long usually 15-20 minutes before and after the event).
-Helping us secure the environment by monitoring areas and activities as assigned.
-Engaging with the teens (learning their names and needs, hanging out with them, encouraging them and assisting them as needed).
-Along with fellow volunteers (we like to have at least 2-3 per room/activity), you may need to give extra attention to some teens who might need a little more 1-on-1 care (this is mainly for our low functioning students). This would also be the case when students would need to be accompanied to the bathroom (as a rule we don’t assist in the bathroom, just help them get to and from).
-Overall, just make sure everyone feels included, is safe and is having fun!
About Autism Society Greater Cincinnati
PO BOX 75, MILFORD, OH 45150, US
Mission: Improving the lives of all affected by autism
The Autism Society Greater Cincinnati will be a trusted, caring, and leading resource and advocate for the local autism community through education, support, and services. The Autism Society will improve the quality of life for individuals with autism and their families through its community partnerships with local, state and national leaders, organizations, advocates and family members.
The Autism Society envisions individuals and families living with autism are able to maximize their quality of life, are treated with the highest level of dignity, and live in a society in which their talents and skills are appreciated and valued.
The Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati is a local affiliate of the Autism Society of America. Our agency serves the Greater Cincinnati geographic region covering three states and eight counties. In Ohio we serve: Hamilton, Butler, Clermont and Warren counties, in Kentucky: Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties and Indiana: Dearborn county.
The Children's Home4550 Red Bank RdCincinnati, OH 45227
- Youth Services
- Event Planning / Management
- Food Service
- Special Needs
- People 55+
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- 3 hours