As the first little girl got out of her car with her Dad, Miriam asked if she could run out to greet them. I said “Maybe we should wait until they come in sweetie, we don’t want to scare them off!”
Miriam was so excited to have the first little girl join us at the Drop-in. As the girls were playing I thought, even if we don’t have any other girls join us today, this is worth it. And then, within half an hour, 4 more girls showed up! It was such a wonderful thing to see, these six girls all together, playing.
A few of the girls were drawn to painting and crafts, while a couple played with Lego, board games and play doh.
One Mom commented that it was nice for the girls to have a group where it wasn’t completely structured and they could choose what activities they wanted to do in a relaxed setting.
If you live in Ottawa or the surrounding areas and your daughter is on the Autism Spectrum or you think that she might be, we would love to see you at one of our upcoming Drop-ins!
The Drop-in is open every Sunday afternoon from 1-3 pm at Orleans United Church and the cost is a pay what you can donation.
For more information, please contact Suzanne at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 613-852-0828.