Autism Services: Social Survival Skills 1st Session
A group for Teens 14 and above who are transitioning to high school and post high school activities.
Research indicates that students on the spectrum have a higher unemployment rate usually due to difficulty with social interactions in different settings.
This group will be facilitated by licensed therapists and will cover social thinking topics such as Expected and unexpected behaviors in different settings, “From Friendly to Friendship” (what is a friend and why is it important to have them?), clues for seeing from another’s perspective, strategies for expressing feelings in a positive way in order to get better results, initiating and maintaining conversations with peers and adults, how big is my problem and how can I solve it.
Other strategies to help young people on the spectrum to be successful in high school, college and in their careers include but are not limited to Organization skills, Goal setting for college and job, asking for help, interviewing.
Parents will be given information after each meeting to help their student practice these skills at home and school.
The dates for these groups are below:
Mondays at 5PM
First Session: September 14 through November 9th with a break for Thanksgiving, then November 30-December 7th.
Second Session: January 25th through March 7th
Third Session: March 28th through May 9th
More information about registering can be found here.