HALE Autism held a special Lego based social development therapy session and a presentation about autism at The Pas library annex on Saturday.
Co-Owner Lynn Hooker spoke to arctic radio news and said that the company started about 7 years ago running social skills groups for people on the spectrum to teach them about unwritten social rules, something that people on the spectrum often struggle with.
The Lego session teaches social skills using turn taking, compromising, and other social rules using an activity that children enjoy.
Hooker’s son Kristian a young man on the spectrum and co owner of HALE worked with the participants in the Lego session.
The workshop was a followed by a presentation that talked about autism and how this program can help those on the spectrum.