Life Skills Hub's Minecraft Social group has been specifically designed by Life Skills Hub staff in conjunction with two teenagers diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This group uses the interest of Minecraft to further develop social and emotional skills, and transform the gaming world into real life connections.
Group participants will work together throughout the 10-week block to achieve set tasks and objectives. Participants will be provided opportunities to showcase their creativity and flexibility within the program.
The Minecraft Social Group aims to support participants to develop:
Increased confidence and self-esteem to share ideas, speak in front of others and demonstrate pride in work.
Ability to collaborate with others; negotiating differences of opinions, reciprocal conversations, role-sharing, planning and decision making.
Executive functioning skills such as problem-solving, sequencing, organization and flexibility.
Positive interactions with peers; connecting with each-other based on similar interests.
Increased community access; providing opportunities for participants to interact with others within the community.
This group is broken down into two age groups; 8- 12 years and 13 –15 years.
We are currently taking expressions of interest for a 16-18 years group.
Please note that participants are only able to complete two consecutive terms for this group to allow opportunities for others to engage in the program. Participants may re-engage in the program via a waitlist to ensure fairness.
1.5 hour sessions.
Max. participants - 6
Staff to client ratio - 1:3
Monday-Friday: $47.00 per session
Saturday: $62.00 per session
Total cost of 10-week program:
Costs are inclusive of a $2 capital cost to contribute towards the cost of equipment use/maintenance, and 10 minutes preparation/individual client note writing.