Minecraft Social Group

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Minecraft Social Group

A group that allows children to connect through the shared interest of minecraft

Our Minecraft group aims at connecting children on the autism spectrum with each other through a shared interest in Minecraft.

General information

This is a 6 week, zoom based program, it uses Minecraft as the vehicle to help children build skills around emotional awareness and resilience. It helps to build the participants social awareness and how to find and form friendships that value the strengths and skills they carry with them.

Program outline

This 6-week program focuses on developing friendships and understanding the value, skills and qualities they bring to the group. We focus on the participant’s strengths and skills and work toward their individual skills shine and helping them understand more about themselves.

The program is both in-game and table-based. The participants are expected to have their own ipad/android device running Minecraft as well as access to zoom. They are also expected to have some experience in playing Minecraft.

The program uses cooperative play as its foundation and helps the participants explore their identity, strengths and skills. It helps them build confidence and resilience and develop the skills they need to work in a group.

Skills being developed

  • Learn about their’s and other people’s strengths
  • Develop problem solving skills
  • Flexible thinking
  • Improve critical thinking skills
  • Improved awareness of how to communicate to get their needs met
  • Comraderie
  • Maintaining and developing friendships
  • Setting and meeting goals

Session Summary

Pre-session – Online intake interview to help form teams and understand individual support needs

Week 1 – Communication – How do you feel comfortable communicating? How do you get your message out there?

Week 2 – Exploring creativity and flexible thinking

Week 3 – Friendships – what makes a good friend?

Week 4 – Understanding different points of view

Week 5 – Cooperation, the value in peer activities

Week 6 – Group based workshop supporting negotiation and teamwork

What do I need to participate in the group?

Our Minecraft group is 100% online.

Participants only need 2 programs to join in the social group

Android and I-pad devices This is the version that you can download from the apple or android app store.
Microsoft accounts – The version you need is called Minecraft Bedrock edition


Type of Program


Group size

6 Participants
1 Facilitator
1 junior mentor


8yrs +


To be announced


To be announced


Group: 6×1 hour sessions


Group: 6 sessions – $860 including worksheets, an intake session and exit report.
End of session report for NDIS: $450


Online: Via Zoom

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Wednesday: Closed
Thursday & Friday: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm

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Wednesday: Closed
Thursday & Friday: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm

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