Autism

Grade School age children

SUCCESS Club – The SUCCESS club is a psychology-based social skill group for children ages 6-9 with Asperger Disorder or high functioning autism. It is a therapeutic program designed to teach specific social skills, followed by group opportunities to allow practice of those skills. To benefit from this group, the participant should be in a regular education curriculum with age-appropriate verbal skills.

Success Club

Social Language Groups – The social communication groups are therapeutic social skill groups offered by speech therapy. They are designed to teach social skills, as well as to improve conversation skills. Children with a language delay or significant pragmatic language disorder will benefit most from this group. Functional language is required for appropriate participation. Children are pre-screened by a speech therapist to be matched with peers at a similar communication level, for maximum benefit to the child. Please contact the office for current programs.

Social Language Groups

Teens

Teen Groups for Middle School age and High School age – Teen groups are a psychology-based social group for students with social anxiety, ADHD or high-functioning autism. The groups are divided into middle school age and high school age. Teens are able to discuss issues and social situations that they encounter at school and learn to problem-solve together in a therapeutic setting. Community activities are provided which help to allow practice of social skills in a natural setting. To benefit from this program, participants should be in a regular education curriculum with age-appropriate verbal skills.

Independence Clinics – Six 2 hour sessions of direct instruction of independent living skills and social thinking curriculum for teens and young adults 16 – 24 with mild communicative or social challenges. Groups meet on Saturdays from 9:30 – 11:30. All groups have an offsite component. Groups are offered “a la carte”.

Peers with Purpose – Designed for teens 13 – 18 with mild to moderate cognitive and/or social behavioral impairments. While working on projects teens will have the opportunity to work on their personal goals with support of a typical peer. Designed and facilitated by Rachel Pasquerilla, EdS, BCBA.

Peers with a Purpose

Young Adults

Young Adult Group – This is a psychology-based social group for young adults who have graduated high school with Asperger disorder, high functioning autism, or social anxiety disorder and have difficulty being in group settings. The program is designed to improve social skills and increase social engagement with same-age peers. Community activities appropriate for young adults provide the opportunity to practice the skills taught. Developed and directed by Michelle DePolo, Psy.D., BCBA-D.

Independence Clinics – Six 2 hour sessions of direct instruction of independent living skills and social thinking curriculum for teens and young adults 16 – 24 with mild communicative or social challenges. Groups meet on Saturdays from 9:30 – 11:30. All groups have an offsite component. Groups are offered “a la carte”.