Pilot workshop with Autism Ontario Toronto

By September 2, 2014classes
Autism Ontario

Next Session: September 21st, 10AM

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About the session:

Does your child have an interest in computers and the internet? Do you think they’d like to learn to create websites, web apps, or just play around with languages like JavaScript and Ruby? Is your child on the Autism spectrum?

On Sunday, September 21th, CoderDojoTO, Autism Ontario Toronto, and Bitmaker Labs will be joining forces for a kickoff coding session, and we’d like to extend the invitation to you.

CoderDojoTo: a volunteer run group that enables kids to learn code for free

Autism Ontario Toronto Chapter: The leading source of information and referral on autism and one of the largest collective voices representing the autism community!

Bitmaker Labs: a coding bootcamp for software design and development.

Objective:

To give children an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of web development, in a safe and supportive environment.

If your child would like to participate, you must:

1. Go to Codecademy and create a free profile for your child;

2. Go to Code School and create a free profile for your child;

3. Fill out the Student Profile at this link and email it to [email protected];

This is a free event. Lunch will also be provided. Spots are limited, so RSVP today!

Where: Bitmaker Labs, 220 King St. W., 3rd floor, Toronto
When: 10AM – 1PM

Agenda for the coding session:

9:30 – Reception and check-in
10AM – Introductions & kickoff
10:10 – 10:30 – Mentor pairing and introductions
10:30AM – Coding kickoff
12PM – Lunch break
12:30 – Back to coding
1PM – Thank yous & wrap up

The deadline for student signups is September 8th.

If you have any further questions you can direct them to Lidia Sienkowska: [email protected].

Mentor registration  – http://coderdojoto092014.eventbrite.ca/
Autism Ontario mentor support document –
AutismOntario_CoderDojoTo_MentorTraining.pdf

To prepare for the upcoming partnership event with Autism Ontario, we ask our mentors read the Austim Ontario training document to better understand what to expect. The session format has been posted on our website.

We hope you can make it!

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