Social Groups & Camp
The Autism Project Building Renovaton
Thanks to the generosity of The Champlin Foundation, our building is getting a facelift! We've been planning for months and we are starting this week. It is our goal to do the renovations around the Group Schedule.
Here is a Social Narrative for participants to read before groups return from February Break. We will post a Before and After photo too for non-readers to be told about the changes too.
So, this is the plan...
February Break/Renovate the Main Hallway
- Take down hallway wallpaper and paint the walls.
April Break/Renovate Sensory Room
- Expand the Sensory Room by knocking down the wall between Room 107 and 108, add padded flooring, paint, replace lighting.
- Replace glass in the front windows and apply film to keep the sun out.
- Paint training room (where Club Jr and other groups meet), install new training electronics including a Smart TV, Screen, Overhead LCD, etc.
June/Renovate the Waiting Room and Group Room 104
- Expand size of Room 104 by knocking down the wall between 104 and 105, replace glass in windows, paint walls, replace carpet with commercial grade (But pretty:)) flooring that is more sanitary and easy to maintain, replace lighting with more current eco-friendly lighting, install storage cabinetry.
- We'll be taking bids for the 1980 light fixture! The Waiting Room will look and feel like a mini-Panera with new couches, work cubbies and activity area for siblings.
This is a very exciting time and we look forward to it all being completed! Hopefully this is Phase I. Our goal is to update the Main Office area and staff work areas in Phase 2.
2015/2016 social skills groups
Our social skills groups begin on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015!
If you are interested in your child participating in a group, please complete the application and submit it to Sarah Pimenta. She will confirm receipt of your application. You will hear from a Group Coordinator in 2-3 weeks if a placement is available.
The Autism Project’s Social Groups are peer groups designed to strengthen the social interaction and communication skills of children, teens, and young adults with autism spectrum disorders.
Teaching social skills to individuals with autism is an area of treatment that is continuously evolving. At the Autism Project, we offer group-based social skills programs designed to strengthen the communication skills and social interaction abilities of children, teens and young adults diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.
Our organization believes that participants will learn through their positive experiences, and we provide a safe environment to encourage active participation and practice social skills, complete with supports to promote success and independence, such as:
- Built in structures
- Visuals to promote positive communication
- Visuals to enhance social participation
- Incorporated interests and themes
- Working in and respecting Autism Time
- Giving choices
We offer a variety of program options that appeal to a range of interests, ability levels and age groups.
Thank you to our friends at Hasbro, Inc. for their continued support of our social programs.