Social Development Groups

 

 

Asperger's Alliance's social development programs are designed for elementary school, middle school, high school, college students, as well as emerging and working adults with a diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum and their families.


Elementary


Middle School


High School & Emerging Adults


Working Adults


Parent & Caregivers

Young Thinkers is designed to help elementary school students in 2nd-4th grade explore the world around them through a varity of fun activities and interactive experiments while focusing on 3-key areas of social development.

 

Social Science is designed for 6th-8th grade students and incorporates hands-on science exploration with application of social skill strategies like communication, perspective taking and teamwork.

 

 

Navigators focuses on interpersonal relationships, executive functioning and employment readiness skill development through a combination of skill building meetings, social activities, volunteer and employment readiness experiences.

 

 

Full Spectrum is designed to provide working adults an outlet to develop social relationships and acquire resources and knowledge from various professionals.

 

Relax & Retreat is a place for parents and caregivers to develop strategies to support their children and also learn how to address their own self-care. Our parents play an active role in helping to facilitate activities and plan community events; while providing mutual support within the group.


Art Therapy


Asperger's & Anxiety

Art in Me focuses on getting creative ideas into the minds of our members and creative materials in their hands. It was formulated to inspire that there is a little artist in everyone and to promote personal expression without perceived ability or self proclaimed talent.

 

Asperger's & Anxiety is designed to help support high school and emerging adults with developing coping strategies to assist them with social and emotional challenges.


Educational Consultation

Asperger's Alliance recognizes how frustrating and overwhelming navigating the educational system can be for a parent advocating for their child. Our goal is to equip you with the knowledge to ask the right questions and feel confident that the services and supports your child is receiving are best meeting their individual needs.


Community Outreach

 

Asperger's Alliance is dedicated to providing Autism education and expanding awareness in the community. Asperger's Alliance has partnered with a number of community businesses. Asperger's Alliance staff members are available to provide education and training to businesses to assist their staff to develop an understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders and how to better support their employees needs and teachers and other professionals to assist them in learning and implementing strategies that have been proven effective to help people with ASD achieve success.


Internships

Asperger's Alliance is always striving to create opportunities for our young adults to demonstrate their strengths and talents expand their skill sets both in the community and within our organization.


Service Learning

Our philosophy is strongly rooted in providing our members the opportunity to develop transferable skills. We believe the life experiences acquired by participating in service learning promote social skill development, increase an understanding and awareness of diversity and also create opportunities for advocacy, self-awareness and personal growth.