"If you think I'm puzzling, imagine what the world is like for me." -Anonymous
Our approach to social learning focuses on a cognitive linguistic model. Rather than training skills, our goal is to have children and young adults understand how and why neuro-typical people act the way they do in a variety of settings and situations. This allows them to choose how to best interact with a variety of people and to gain the most from social interactions in the most comfortable way for them.
Our groups seek to embrace the individuality of each member by building on their strengths, not their perceived deficits. We focus on finding and supporting strengths in 4 areas: Executive Functioning, Self-Advocacy, Self-Regulation, and Social Interaction. Although not all children have a formal diagnosis many will benefit from developing social skills, executive functioning, problem-solving, and receptive and expressive language development. Our aim is to encourage participants to focus on identifying and developing their talents and abilities. Your child will gain a greater sense of self-worth by implementing learned skills, along with the opportunity to have an enjoyable, fun, and successful experience. We encourage the development of critical life skills such as organization, time management, decision-making, perspective taking, cooperative problem solving, spoken and unspoken rules of communication, self-calming, and frustration management.
The goal of our groups is to provide children and young adults on the spectrum or with brains different than neurotypical, a “road map” to the neurotypical world. A map that will help provide understanding to the situations they will be entering and strategies to help them comfortably maneuver them, as well as the strategies to advocate for themselves.
We offer after school, school break, and summer camp programs.