A DAY-CAMP FOR TEENS ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM
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.
The 2021 Summer Friends program will take place at our Main St School in downtown Niantic where we will be following the guidelines set forth by the Office of Early Childhood for social distancing and cleaning. Please note that campers should be able to wear a mask when necessary.
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
Able to socially distance
Must be able to wear a mask (when needed)