The Autism Project of Rhode Island's Social Group information and descriptions.

Social Skills Group Descriptions

Groups for Ages 10 & Under

Creative Expressions Tuesdays

Ages Served: 8-18

This group is co-facilitated with Figgy's Art Studio.  Through  individual and group art projects, participants learn more about social expectations, effective peer interactions and functional skills for group participation.  A variety of mediums are explored in an effort to discover each artist's unique style. 

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Curtain Call

Ages Served: 5-20

Our “Curtain Call” social group uses theatre as a medium to promote expressive communication, regulation of emotions, and social interactions.  Co-facilitated by a teaching artist from the Trinity Repertory Company and a licensed clinician, the program incorporates individual objectives for each participant and specialized ASD strategies to help adolescents and teens learn, communicate, and build self esteem.

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Game On! Basketball

Ages Served: 5-18

Players of all abilities will engage in activities teaching the fundamental skills of basketball.  Activities and drills target emotional regulation, communication, following game rules and team work.  Participants also work on coordination, core strength, balance and endurances.

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Game On! Karate Friday

Ages Served: 5-10

Participants will learn non-violent Shotokan Karate Do moves in a visually structured format. Sessions will focus on self-regulation tools and therapeutic recreation through martial arts.

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Game On! Karate Saturday

Ages Served: 5 - 10

Participants will learn non-violent Shotokan Karate Do moves in a visually structured format.  Sessions will focus on self-regulation tools and therapeutic recreation through martial arts.

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In Harmony: Music Makers & Sing Together

Ages Served: 5-20

 

Music, which activates a different part of the brain than speech, has been demonstrated to be an effective channel for addressing some of the core deficits of autism, including expressive communication and self-regulation capacity.

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Leaps and Bounds Wednesdays

Ages Served: 4-10

Basic social concepts are introduced. Group goals focus on improving self regulation, conversational skills and the ability to recognize and express emotions.  This group incorporates movement, role play and hands-on activities to enhance learning experiences.

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Move and Groove Saturdays

Ages Served: All ages are welcome to appy!

This highly structured group utilizes motivating activities to increase joint attention and positive peer relations.  Visual supports, environmental structure, movement and creative curriculum enhance participation and understanding.

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