for ages 7 to 11
Appropriate social skills are vital tools for achieving success in the world. At Including Kids, we believe that children should not limit their opportunities because of their special needs. Our social skills groups equip children on the autism spectrum with behavioral skills and facilitate group discussion and role play activities to prepare children for complex social interactions in mainstream or “typical” society.
Our social skills groups provide social skills instruction through fun activities and peer interaction for children ages 7-11 years old. These groups are facilitated by licensed therapists and involve a lot of group discussion and role play about issues such as playing board games, complimenting, greeting peers, perspective taking, body language, bullying, and conversation skills. For children on the autism spectrum, subtle or unspoken social cues do not come easily which is why learning these social skills and practicing with peers in a safe environment will give them the confidence with social interactions with their typical peers later in life.
The Goal of Social Skills
Our ultimate goal at Including Kids is to prepare you child for inclusion in mainstream society so that they can flourish in all kinds of learning environments and social situations while having the ability to adapt.
Including Kids also offers different social skills group programs for children and teenagers of other ages such as Teen Social Club, Play Club, LEAP, SOAR Academy, Saturday Spotlight Series workshop, and Bridge Programs.
If your child is between the ages of 4 and 6, Play Club may be the best group for them. Likewise, if your child is a teenager the group that may be best for them is Teen Social Club.
Including Kids, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color or ethnic or national origin in the administration of its policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, or any other programs which it administers.