Now offering social skills groups!

Social skills groups are designed to strengthen the social interaction and communication skills of individuals with ASD. However, an Autism diagnosis is not required to participate in a social skills group. Many children who need support with developing age-appropriate social skills do not meet the diagnostic criteria for ASD and are welcome to participate in a group that matches their skillset.

Participants will be placed in a group based on availability and fit with other members. Sizes may vary for each group, but will range from 2-6 learners. Groups of up to 4 learners will be led by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Groups larger than 4 will have additional support from a paraprofessional.  

Targeted skills may include:

  • Taking turns

  • Good sportsmanship

  • Cooperative Play

  • Initiating Play

  • Joint Attention

  • Greetings and Introductions

  • Respecting Personal Space

  • Empathy

  • Flexibility

  • Classroom Routines

  • Working as a team

  • And more!

 

Rates: (Enrolling Ages 3-12)

$180 for 4 two-hour sessions

 

Teen Groups (Ages 13 to 18):

Coming soon: Please contact us if you are interested in a teen program. 

 

If you feel that a specific age group might be a best fit for your child, please note this on

your application. Groups and time slots will be assigned based on appropriateness of peers and

applicants' availability. 

Social skills groups are private pay, but you will be provided with a receipt to submit to your

insurance for out-of-network reimbursement benefits. These services are also tax-deductible.

Pre-requisite skills for all groups:

  • No elopement (i.e. will not run away from the rest of the group)

  • No serious aggression or self-injurious behavior (occasionally smacking a sibling is 

     developmentally appropriate and not a disqualifier)

  • Able to understand and follow modeled instructions

For Pre-K Groups

  • Tantrums are age appropriate

  • Able to attend to a non-electronic adult-led activity (reading, cut and paste, crafts, puzzles, building a block tower, etc.) for at least 3 minutes.

  • Can understand and independently follow simple instructions from an adult (e.g. sit down, stand up, wait, come here, clean up/put away, etc.).

  • Can actively participate in activities for at least 2 hours without becoming overly tired

  • Toilet-trained preferred. If child does not toilet independently, parents will be required to remain at the center during the social skills group.

 

For School-Aged Groups

  • No aggression

  • Any tantrums are mild and consist mostly of whining

  • Able to attend to a non-electronic adult-led activity for at least 10 minutes

  • Toilet-trained

  • Can understand and independently follow a variety of two-step instructions

 

Click here to complete the Social Skills Group interest form

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