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

Social Skills Group Descriptions

Groups for Teens

Club Jr. Thursdays

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: 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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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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The Club Fridays

Ages Served: 14-19

The Club is a safe hang out for teens and young adults to build friendships through participation in leisure activities and community trips. Participants can practice the social communication skills required to foster friendships as well as the appropriate social rules for effective interactions.

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