The Autism Project Social Groups are helping to achieve positive results for children with autism spectrum disorders


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Achieving Results

The Social Skills Groups that are run at The Autism Project are led by professionals who are licensed Speech/Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and Mental Health Practitioners, and supported by staff that have received extensive training in best practices for children with autism spectrum disorders.

A licensed clinician identifies individualized objectives for each child participating in the session; develops specialized strategies to target specific communication, emotional regulation, engagement, and social interaction behaviors during group activities; and rates the child’s progress on each objective weekly.

At the end of each 12-14 week session, we assess the degree of improvement that the child reached on each of his/her objectives and mail a Progress Report home to the child’s family.  In addition to revealing things you weren’t aware that your child could do, Progress Reports can be a helpful tool when discussing students’ strengths and needs during school IEP meetings.

  • Specific competencies cultivated through our groups include:
  • Positive peer relations, reciprocal play, and engaging in shared experiences
  • Functional skills in sporting activities, coordination and teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Life skills and independence
  • Social judgment
  • Body regulation
  • Understanding and expressing your emotions
  • Building self-esteem

We offer a variety of program options that appeal to a range of interests and ability levels.

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