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

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Social Skills Group Descriptions

Groups for Pre-Teens

Club Jr.

Ages Served: 10-14

This group is designed to offer a supportive environment where participants can practice social skills.  Age appropriate activites are used to support the development of friendships and to build interests in different leisure activities.

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Creative Expressions Tuesdays

Ages Served: All ages are welcome to apply!

This group is co-facilitated by our Figgy's Art Studio affiliate.  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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Game On! Basketball

Ages Served: All ages are welcome to apply!

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: All ages are welcome to apply!

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: All ages are welcome to apply!

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: All ages are welcome to apply!

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

Ages Served: All ages are welcome to apply!

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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Skills for LIfe

Ages Served: Middle School/High School

This group focuses on specific activities to build important life skills such as cooking and preparing meals, shopping, managing money, doing daily chores and more.  Independence skills are the focus of this program in a highly structured and supportive setting.

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