Services to Diverse Abilities throughout
British Columbia





SERVICES

Group Activities, Day Camps, Caregiver Groups & Professional Training

This page describes all of Pivot Point’s Group Activities available for children, teens and adults with Autism or Diverse Abilities, as well as our groups for Caregivers and for Professionals & Service Providers. All of our groups are organized by the style / format of the group (see the tabs below), and each topic or theme is clearly presented so you can join others with similar interests.  Almost all groups are available in both formats: ONLINE as well as IN-PERSON. Note that groups for Professionals & Service Providers are typically one-time-only events.


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Visit our Calendar of Events page to learn more about the events we’re currently hosting across the province!

HANG

HANG ~ Helping Adolescents / Adults Network and Grow

Our H.A.N.G. style groups are designed to be fun social environments where teen and adult peers with ASD or Diverse Abilities get together (in-person or online) to network with others who share common interests.  Each session of any “H.A.N.G.” styled group includes structured greeting activities, group activity planning, gentle in-the-moment coaching, and feedback on observed and emerging social skill dynamics. Our H.A.N.G. style groups are themed around ages and interests. 

Almost every group shown below is offered in both IN-PERSON and ONLINE formats.


Building Social Skills

Our Helping Adolescents Network and Grow: HANG style groups are designed to be fun social environments where teen peers with Diverse Abilities get together to network with others who share common interests. Each session includes structured greeting activities, group activity planning, gentle in-the-moment coaching, and feedback on observed and emerging social skill dynamics.

Groups are themed around ages and interests for participants to make friends and practice their social skills. Each participant is working towards their own individualized social skill goals, but within a fun group environment that keeps moving and keeps conversations light and easy.

To be notified of the next available dates for this group, complete our Waitlist Sign-Up

To see a flyer you can download, print or email to others, view our HANG – Building Social Skills Flyer

Pivot Point Dungeons & Dragons Group Activity

 

Dungeons & Dragons

Join our Dungeon Master on an adventure into the world of Magic, Mystery and Magnificent Treasures. Delve into darkest dungeons and explore ancient ruins in the pursuit of increased social skills, problem-solving, cooperation and fun!

Our HANG. Dungeons & Dragons In-Person groups start with a casual social check-in over a simple meal (usually Pizza or a sandwich platter), then the H.A.N.G. process naturally emerges as the Dungeon Master gently invites participants into their roles and goals for their individual adventure that day. Most of our D&D participants don’t even recognize that they are in a social skill development group! They just keep coming back for the fun and friendships!

Dungeons & Dragons is Currently Running in the Following Communities:

•   Duncan

To see a flyer you can download, print or email to others, view our Dungeons & Dragons Flyer

Pivot Point Eco Adventures Group Activity

 

Eco Adventure Club

Eco Adventure club is a weekly program for youth ages 6-15 where participants explore different locations and outdoor activities around their community within our unique social skill building process.

Eco Adventure club leverage community parks, beaches, streams, hikes, and other locations — and a shared interest in the outdoors — to create safe opportunities for participants to make friends and practice their social skills. Each participant is working towards their own individualized social skill goals, but within a fun group environment that keeps moving and keeps conversations light and easy.

Eco Adventure Club is Currently Running in the Following Communities:

•   Chilliwack
•   Cloverdale

To see a flyer you can download, print or email to others, view our Eco Adventure Group Flyer

Pivot Point Come for the Music Stay for the Friends Group Activity

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Music & Movement

Learn about the power of music while growing new friendships!

Music and Movement is an online music group for adults. The group will meet online for 2 hours a week for 8 weeks. The group’s focus is socialization, developing and practicing social skills, as well as learning music skills, and music appreciation.

To be notified of the next available dates for this group, complete our Waitlist Sign-Up

To see a flyer you can download, print or email to others, view our Music & Movement Flyer

kids reading in outdoors

Stories & Crafts  

This program is designed for those who prefer a quieter, slower pace and have an interest in stories and or crafting!

Each session staff and participants read parts of a chosen novel, taking breaks to discuss the ideas as they arise.  The participants also use crafts as an opportunity to dive deep into a story and learn more about the characters, setting, and plot. Students are immersed in the novel in a variety of fun ways!

Stories and Crafts is Currently Running in the Following Communities:

•   Chilliwack

To see a flyer you can download, print or email to others, view our Stories & Crafts Flyer!

Kids Playing Games

Theatre Sports

The Theatre Sports group is all about imagination!

Each week we integrate themes from Dungeons and Dragons, Minecraft and other age appropriate adventure series into real life activities, where participants develop a story and act out the plot, or play out their choices on a game board. This group uses improv (theater sports), role playing, and small group presentation opportunities to inspire self confidence, creative self expression, group problem solving and peer group development.

Theater Sports is Currently Running in the Following Communities:

•   Cloverdale

To see a flyer you can download, print or email to others, view our Theater Sports Flyer

Pivot Point Lego Club Group Activity

 

Lego Club 

Join us for fun construction adventures building with everybody’s favourite building toy, LEGO!

Our In-Person Lego groups start with a casual social check-in, then gently transition into the group session planning / problem solving process central to all H.A.N.G. sessions.

Sessions include individual discovery and building time, 1-1 attention, small group tutorials and group sharing times… all designed to give participants a chance to practice their social skills and expand their role within the small group.

Lego Club is Currently Running in the Following Communities:

•   Chilliwack

To see a flyer you can download, print or email to others, view our Lego Group Flyer

Pivot Point Minecraft Group Activity

 

Minecraft Club

Join us as we venture into the world of MINECRAFT!

Our staff host interactive building competitions, focused learning sessions, supervised free play, and all sorts of fun MINECRAFT adventures! Learn to use Redstone to code “electrical features” and to perform logic tasks.

Let your child’s creativity flow during our engaging Build Challenges and lesson-focused games.

Hosted and Supervised by our staff at all times, our MINECRAFT world is full of activities, social interaction, and pre-planned topics to explore together! All you need is Windows 10 (Bedrock) version of Minecraft the internet and a microphone! Set up and training provided.

Minecraft is Currently Running ONLINE … Join from any community:

•   ONLINE – Register Here

To see a flyer you can download, print or email to others, view our Minecraft Group Flyer

DEVELOPING SKILLS

Developing Skills ~ Interactive groups designed to teach a specific topic or skill 

Our “Developing… skills” style groups follow a set curriculum, and inspire participants to work together towards acquiring skills needed to pursue their personal growth and success. This group style includes a very wide range of topics and themes, with new topics being added regularly to reflect new interests, needs and inspirations.  “Developing… skills” style groups are well suited to children, youth, adults, caregivers and community members who are ready to jump in and learn some new skills! 

Almost every group shown below is offered in both IN-PERSON and ONLINE formats.

Young Boy Making Salad

 

Culinary Kids

The yummiest event Pivot Point has to offer! Join this fun group to learn cooking, baking and kitchen skills as you plan and prepare many delicious recipes. Lessons on safety, recipe following, teamwork and creativity are what makes this group so special, along with the great meals we’ll enjoy together or send home for the family! 

Locations and Dates Coming Soon!

To be notified of the next available dates for this group, complete our Waitlist Sign-Up

To see a flyer you can download, print or email to others, view our Culinary Kids Group Flyer 

Kids Building with Plastic Sticks

 

STEAM Challenge

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts & Math.

Our STEAM Challenge Group brings together these five disciplines to create active and inclusive learning opportunities that challenge participants mentally, while inspiring them socially. 

To be notified of the next available dates for this group, complete our Waitlist Sign-Up

To see a flyer you can download, print or email to others, view our STEAM Challenge Flyer 

Day Camp: Student Success

 

Student Success

Many families struggle to feel ready for the transition into Kindergarten and the early primary grades!

This group creates a fun and safe way for small groups of young students to encounter the classroom environment, and the initial basics of structure and routine like circle time, story-time and other small group play activities. Hosted in our established Community Classroom sites throughout BC, Student Success Group shows students how to have fun with words, numbers and their peers

To be notified of the next available dates for this group, complete our Waitlist Sign-Up

To see a flyer you can download, print or email to others, view our Student Success Flyer 

Pivot Point PEERS Developing Relationships Group Activity

 

PEERS: Developing Relationship Skills 

PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) is a social skills intervention program designed at UCLA. The goal of PEERS is to “improve friendship quality and social skills among people with Autism Spectrum Disorders” (Laugeson et al, 2009). The group will gather to develop and practice their social skills for 1 hour/week for 14 weeks.

To be notified of the next available dates for this group, complete our Waitlist Sign-Up

To see a flyer you can download, print or email to others, view our PEERS: Developing Relationships Flyer (Coming Soon)

Teenage Girl on Computer

 

Taming the Worry Dragons

The goal of this mental health group is for participants to experience a decrease in anxiety. Our Lead Professionals will help to equip the participants with knowledge, tools and skills to decrease anxieties and stressors in every day life.

The age range for this group will be ages 9-14 years old (some exceptions can be made to this age range, considering the other clients who have enrolled).

To be notified of the next available dates for this group, complete our Waitlist Sign-Up

To see a flyer you can download, print or email to others, view our Taming the Worry Dragons Flyer

 

DAY CAMPS

Day Camps ~ Week-long groups built for Summer, Winter and Spring Break learning and fun!

Our “Day Camp” style groups typically run for a full week, Monday through Friday, with each day starting at 9am and ending at 3pm. Many of our “Day Camp” style groups are available either online or in-person, so please carefully note this in the groups listed on our Calendar page. Each “Day Camp” style group is themed, so that it attracts children, youth and young adults with similar interests and abilities. Every group incorporates social skill development and friendship building while inspiring a Growth Mindset and increased self-awareness / self-responsibility in a safe, respectful, fun peer environment.

Kids learning with teen mentor

SPRING Day Camp: Building Social Emotional Resiliency in Children

This group is the perfect combination of skill development, socializing and fun!

Building Social Emotional Resiliency in Children (BSER) is a fun and engaging program where each of the sessions focuses on one social emotional topic. Participants get to explore each topic, through a quick lesson, and fun hands-on activities like making ‘brain bottles’, bubble bouncing as a team and more. Each session wraps up with a snack time where participants debrief their learning from the day, socialize and put their new skills into real life action.

Building Social Emotional Resiliency in Children Day Camp is currently running in the following communities:

•   Chilliwack

To see a flyer you can download, print or email to others, view our Building Social Emotional Resiliency in Children – Day Camp Flyer!

Kids Outdoors

SPRING Day Camp: Eco Adventure Camp

Eco Adventures Day Camp offers a fun outdoor pursuit each day of the week!

Participants ages 8 to 14 will explore different locations and activities throughout their community in our small-group social skill building process. Each day, two staff meet the group of 6 to 8 participants at the location for that day’s adventure. They plan out the activity together, embark, break for snacks, continue/return to the pick up site. Whether hiking, adventure/challenge gaming, or exploring… each day will increase their mindfulness in nature, as well as their social skills, while exploring parks, beaches, streams, hikes, geo-caching and other challenging activities that deepen their love of the outdoors!

Group runs daily for one week from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

Spring Eco Adventure Camp is currently running in the following communities:

•   Agassiz

To see a flyer you can download, print or email to others, view our Eco Adventure – Day Camp Flyer!

Kids Building with Plastic Sticks

SPRING Day Camp: STEAM Challenge! 

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts & Math.

Our STEAM Challenge Day Camps bring together these five disciplines to create active and inclusive learning opportunities that challenge participants mentally, while inspiring them socially. Building water balloon catapults for a fortress battle royale in the park is a great example. Each of the other day’s adventures are just as engaging, requiring group problem solving, team work, and individual exploration designed to bring out the strengths and sense of adventure in each participant. Teams of 8, ages 8 to 16 meet their two STEAM Challenge leaders on-site each day.

Group runs daily for one week from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

STEAM Challenge is currently running in the following communities:

•   Cloverdale

To see a flyer you can download, print or email to others, view our STEAM Challenge – Day Camp Flyer!

kids reading outdoors

SPRING Day Camp: Stories & Crafts  

This day camp is designed for those who prefer a quieter, slower pace and have an interest in stories and or crafting!

Each day staff and participants read parts of a chosen novel, taking breaks to discuss the ideas as they arise.  The participants also use crafts as an opportunity to dive deep into a story and learn more about the characters, setting, and plot. Students are immersed in the novel in a variety of fun ways!

Group runs daily for one week from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Stories & Crafts is currently running in the following communities:

•   Cloverdale

To see a flyer you can download, print or email to others, view our Stories & Crafts Day Camp Flyer!

Day Camp Culinary Kids

SUMMER Day Camp: Culinary Kids! 

The yummiest camp Pivot Point has to offer!

Each day throughout this week long camp, our campers learn cooking, baking and kitchen skills as they plan and prepare many delicious recipes. Lessons on safety, recipe following, teamwork and creativity are what makes this camp so special, along with the great meals we’ll enjoy together or send home for the family!

Group runs daily for one week from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

Culinary Kids Day Camp is currently running in the following communities:

•   Chilliwack

To see a flyer you can download, print or email to others, view our Culinary Kids – Day Camp Flyer!

Summer Group: Eco Adventure Camp

SUMMER Day Camp: Eco Adventure Camp! 

Eco Adventures Day Camp offers a fun outdoor pursuit each day of the week!

Participants ages 8 to 14 will explore different locations and activities throughout their community in our small-group social skill building process. Each day, two staff meet the group of 6 to 8 participants at the location for that day’s adventure. They plan out the activity together, embark, break for snacks, continue/return to the pick up site. Whether hiking, adventure/challenge gaming, or exploring… each day will increase their mindfulness in nature, as well as their social skills, while exploring parks, beaches, streams, hikes, geo-caching and other challenging activities that deepen their love of the outdoors!

Group runs daily for one week from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

Eco Adventure Camp is currently running in the following communities:

•   Chilliwack
•   Cloverdale

To see a flyer you can download, print or email to others, view our Eco Adventure – Day Camp Flyer!

Day Camp: STEAM Challenge

SUMMER Day Camp: STEAM Challenge! 

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts & Math.

Our STEAM Challenge Day Camps bring together these five disciplines to create active and inclusive learning opportunities that challenge participants mentally, while inspiring them socially. Building water balloon catapults for a fortress battle royale in the park is a great example. Each of the other day’s adventures are just as engaging, requiring group problem solving, team work, and individual exploration designed to bring out the strengths and sense of adventure in each participant. Teams of 8, ages 8 to 16 meet their two STEAM Challenge leaders on-site each day.

Group runs daily for one week from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

STEAM Challenge is currently running in the following communities:

•   Chilliwack
•   Cloverdale

To see a flyer you can download, print or email to others, view our STEAM Challenge – Day Camp Flyer!

Child Painting in Park

SUMMER Day Camp: Stories & Crafts  

This day camp is designed for those who prefer a quieter, slower pace and have an interest in stories and or crafting!

Each day staff and participants read parts of a chosen novel, taking breaks to discuss the ideas as they arise.  The participants also use crafts as an opportunity to dive deep into a story and learn more about the characters, setting, and plot. Students are immersed in the novel in a variety of fun ways!

Group runs daily for one week from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Stories & Crafts is currently running in the following communities:

•   Chilliwack
•   Cloverdale

To see a flyer you can download, print or email to others, view our Stories & Crafts Day Camp Flyer!

Day Camp: Student Success

SUMMER Day Camp: Student Success! 

Many families struggle to feel ready for the transition into Kindergarten and the early primary grades!

This day camp creates a fun and safe way for small groups of young students to encounter the classroom environment, and the initial basics of structure and routine like circle time, story-time and other small group play activities. Hosted in our established Community Classroom sites throughout BC, Student Success Day Camps show students how to have fun with words, numbers and their peers.

We inspire a love for learning, while building a sense of confidence for the transition into their school, or online learning, in September.

Group runs daily for one week from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Student Success is currently running in the following communities:

•   Chilliwack

To see a flyer you can download, print or email to others, view our Student Success – Day Camp Flyer!

Kids Playing Games

SUMMER Day Camp: Theatre Sports  

Theatre Sports Day-Camp is all about imagination!

Each day we integrate themes from Dungeons and Dragons, Minecraft and other age appropriate adventure series into real life activities, where participants develop a story and act out the plot, or play out their choices on a game board. This camp uses improv (theater sports), role playing, and small group presentation opportunities to inspire self confidence, creative self expression, group problem solving and peer group development.

Group runs daily for one week from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Theatre Sports is currently running in the following communities:

•   Chilliwack
•   Cloverdale

To see a flyer you can download, print or email to others, view our Theater Sports – Day Camp Flyer!

CAREGIVER SUPPORT

Caregiver Support Groups ~ The skills and insights to help you be at your best for your family

Our Caregiver Support groups offer a range of interactive groups designed to give parents and caregivers the training on specific topics, as well as the insights, awareness and courage to help them be at their best. As such, some of our Caregiver Support groups are more flexible & dynamic in nature, letting the group lead the discussions and interactions (like our HANG style groups do), whereas other Caregiver Support groups more closely follow a set curriculum on the specific topic (like our Developing Skills groups do). Please read each description to understand how that group is structured.

Pivot Point Rockstar Parent Workgroup

Rockstar Parent Workgroup

Join a small group of parents each week as we explore the Rockstar Parent Workbook (provided) to help to navigate parenting children with Autism.

Each of the five sessions is lead by an experienced Counsellor who is committed to helping you master the secrets of great parenting… even through challenging behaviours and Diverse Abilities.

Together we’ll work through the 5 Key Steps:

  • • Take back control of your hectic schedule
  • • Find out how to get a life in the midst of your crazy world
  • • Reclaim the power of having a plan that actually works
  • • Experience the sense of “balance with focus” that you’ve always dreamed of
  • • Learn the hidden power of creating and sustaining momentum

To be notified of the next available dates for this group, complete our Waitlist Sign-Up

To see a flyer you can download, print or email to others, view our Rockstar Parent Workgroup Flyer

PROF. TRAINING

Professional Training Groups ~ The Professional and Service-Provider skills to effectively change lives for the better!

Pivot Point provides Professional Development Training to several established service provider groups beyond Pivot Point — such as through our community partners in the Kootenay Behaviour Consultation Program — as well as many courses eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for professionals around the world. We specialize in topics related to ABA and Behavioural Services, Mental Health Services, Educational Services, and Transition Planning. Most of our Pro.D courses are one-time-only for 2 hours, 4 hours, or 8 hours each and include certificates of completion, or CEU credits.  We also create and present custom courses for schools and other organizations. Please contact us if you don’t see the course topic you are looking for, or if you need something tailored to your agency, school or group.   

More information coming soon!