Friends is a program for teens on the Autism Spectrum that provides instruction in social skills, independent living skills, and community engagement. The program’s semi-structured environment delivers social instruction through age appropriate, student driven activities, including built-in interactions with typical peers.
Program held on Fridays from 3-6pm at our Transition Academy in downtown Niantic, CT.
Summer Friends Day Camp:
Program runs Monday-Friday for 5 weeks over the summer. Starts July 5th!
* Alternative Schedules Permitted
INDICATORS OF SUCCESS
1) Self Awareness (e.g. understanding effect of behavior on others, understand/control emotions)
2) Relationships (e.g. recognize and identify different kinds of relationships and ways of interacting in different contexts, relationship boundaries)
3) Communication (e.g. understand body language, using social media safely and appropriately)
Those identified with Aspergers, HFA, NLD, PDD- NOS, Social communication disorders
Low average-high intelligence
Emotional, behavioral and psychological stability