The ability to connect and make friends is critical for the emotional and social development of children, teens, and young adults. We help them to become comfortable in uncomfortable, and respond to peers more naturally, with greater ease and social awareness.
CARE has created a supportive environment to safely practice and build on the necessary skills for improved social awareness and developing and sustaining friendships. Through the use of modeling, role playing, and game play, participants are introduced to a variety of social skills necessary for positive relationships with peers.
The skills taught help establish and maintain meaningful relationships. Some examples of social skills targeted for interventions are:
- Being able to read the environment
- Listening skills
- Reciprocal conversation
- Flexibility and cooperation
- Using and reading appropriate body language
- Making eye contact
- Initiating and responding to interactions with peers
- Responding to interactions from others
- Taking turns
- Understanding facial expressions
- Building friendships
- Expressing and understanding emotions
In our young adult groups, focus is on Social Skills in the Workforce and Dating & Relationship Skills.
Our groups are not intended only for those on the autism spectrum, they are also appropriate for those with ADHD, anxiety, depression, or other social and emotional challenges. Each group session is designed to address a specific area of social interaction.