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CYBER K.I.D.S. Program

Helping your child build connections while we’re apart

CYBER K.I.D.S. – A New Way to Get Social

Online Activities for Kids Aged 6-16 with Learning Disabilities, ADHD or Mild Autism

With the ongoing COVID-19 situation, staying at home is an important part of helping you and your family stay safe. But all that time at home has probably left your child feeling more than a little restless, and that’s where CYBER K.I.D.S. can lend a hand.

Featuring a blend of themed activities, socialization, and body breaks, CYBER K.I.D.S. gives your child something to look forward to in their weekly schedule. It’s their chance to talk, play, and be active; all while learning new skills, making new friends, and building up their
confidence.

How does it work?

CYBER K.I.D.S. is a 10-week program, held 3 times throughout the year, that includes one 45-minute session each week. The program is delivered entirely online, so the only things you’ll need are a good internet connection and a free account for the video meeting program Zoom.

  • Summer season July-August (Only 8 sessions)
  • Fall season October-December
  • Winter season March-May (registration closed)

More Than Just Fun & Games

“Socialization,” what does that mean when online? 

At MCLD and other organizations, you may have heard people talk about “socialization” for your child. But what does that actually mean?

Socialization is about giving your child relationship-building skills. At CYBER K.I.D.S., we create a safe environment where these skills are nurtured.

With a different theme for each weekly session, CYBER K.I.D.S. will introduce your child to new information and ideas, while giving them an opportunity to use their voice and express themselves through fun activities.

What You Can Expect

After registering, you’ll gain access to our online CYBER K.I.D.S. platform. It has full instructions and session breakdowns that will guide you on how to prepare your child for each of their weekly CYBER K.I.D.S. sessions. A session usually follows this structure:

1. Initiating conversation through show and tell

2. Introducing the theme

3. Exploring the theme through activities

4. Encouraging reflection and learning through social time

5. Winding down by introducing next week’s theme and activity

6. Finishing up with stretching and light physical activity

Your Program Coordinators

Hana MacDougall

As a clinical research coordinator, Hana’s interests are focused on child health and development. Hana is a huge proponent of volunteerism and service to the community. Since 2015, Hana has been involved with the MCLD Aqua K.I.D.S. program. She also volunteers for the NDG Lions Special Olympics soccer program and is certified as a Special Olympics Community Sport Coach.

Christopher Simeone

Having graduated from Vanier College’s Special Care Counselling program, as well as McGill’s Inclusive Education program, Chris is a behaviour specialist with a focus on special needs. He believes that everyone is capable of achieving as long as they are given the tools they need.

Initially diagnosed with a speech disorder at the age of 3, and later diagnosed with a Specific Learning Disability at age 7, Chris struggled with school and social interactions. Growing up, he made it his mission to show and teach others about empathy and understanding, as he knows the struggles someone can experience both emotionally and socially.

Chris has been active in the field of special education since 2009. He’s currently a Special Ed Technician for the English Montreal School Board, a Learning Facilitator for Special Olympics Quebec, and coordinator of the NDG Lions Special Olympics soccer program.

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Make CYBER K.I.D.S. the highlight of your child’s week

For more information about Cyber K.I.D.S contact program coordinators directly by sending an email to cyberkidsmontreal@gmail.com