This group will focus on skills integral for enhancing communication, cooperation, and confidence.
- Verbal and Nonverbal Communication
- Listening Skills
- Stop and Think Strategies
- Friendship Skills
- Social Problem Solving
- Coping with Bullying and Teasing
Our group is directed by therapists trained in working with pre-teens with ASD. We will utilize techniques to facilitate effective social communication in a supportive environment. We follow the S.S. GRIN curriculum, a comprehensive curriculum specifically designed for children age 8-12 years with a diagnosis of High Functioning Autism. Our goal is to provide skills that will last beyond the training and be useful in all of the environments in which the members participate.
- Participants must have a diagnosis of High-Functioning Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome.
- Members must be able to participate in the group without parents present
- Members must have cognitive skills which enable them to verbally interact with peers
- Members must not display aggressive, disruptive or self-injurious behaviors
Start Date: January 9, 2014Cost: Low cost, flat fee to be determined Day: Thursdays – 12 sessions Time: 4:15pm-5:15pm Age: 8-12 years of age Location: Developmental Disabilities Family Clinic, 1640 W. Roosevelt Rd 1st floor, Chicago, IL
For more information, please contact Jessica Schultz, M.A. @ 312-996-7457 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Over 2,000 people received service and training from the Developmental Disabilities Family Clinics in FY2012. This work was made possible by grants from Illinois Department of Human Services, The Autism Program (TAP), The Combatting Autism Act (CAA), and by third party payments from Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance carriers.