Community Integration Groups
Our community integration program is designed to facilitate the development of skills that will support success in the community in the core areas of deficit for school-aged children with developmental and autism spectrum disorders.
Individual needs to be verbal. Some may demonstrate interest in interaction with peers while others may be more aloof or are not yet developmentally ready for more sophisticated social interaction. Small group intervention services are available to address social behavior and interaction issues that impact social interaction or readiness.
These groups focus on, but are not limited to, the following areas:
- Awareness of others
- Attention skills
- Compliance and direction following
- Rules of Proximity
- Waiting and turn taking
- Cooperation and team building
- Nonverbal Communication
- How to have a Conversation
- Expressing Yourself Effectively
- Getting Along with Others
- Understanding Other’s Thoughts and Feelings (theory of mind)
- Dealing with Frustration, Anger and Anxiety
- Having Conversations and Listening to Others
- Compromising and flexibility
- Other Areas (depending on the individualized needs of the group)
A variety of weekly groups are designed for individuals between the ages of 2 and 18, based on functioning level and age.