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!


March 2022 Weekend Social Skills Groups (Enrolling Ages 3-12)

Dates: Saturdays in March: 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26

Location: 833 S Halleck St, DeMotte, IN 46310


  • Group A: 9-11am

  • Group B: 12-2pm

  • Group C: 2:30-4:30pm

Price: $180 for 4 two-hour sessions


Pre-K Social Skills Group (Ages 3-5)

Dates: (Ongoing) Monday/Wednesday OR Tuesday/Thursday 10am-12pm

Location: 833 S Halleck St, DeMotte, IN 46310

Price: $320 for 8 two-hour sessions per month.


After School Social Skills Groups (Ages 6-12):

Dates: (Ongoing) Monday/Wednesday OR Tuesday/Thursday either 3:30-5:30pm or 4-6pm

Location: 833 S Halleck St, DeMotte, IN 46310

Price: $320 for 8 two-hour sessions per month.


Teen Groups (Ages 13 to 18):

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


If you feel that a different age group might be a better 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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