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Building Friendships

Providing Social Skills Programs for Youth and Adults with Communication, Sensory Integration, Social Interaction, and Behavioral needs.

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* Social Skills Saturdays ,   * Spectrum Drama Club , *Day Camps , Camp Journey (Weekends during the year and Summer Week-long cabin camping) Puppetry Friends , Thanksgiving Week Art Camp, Winter Wonderland Art Camp

  * Thanks to the grant-writing and fund raising efforts of Spectrum Autism Support Group, Spectrum program fees are offered at a reduced rate for all.

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puppet friends Puppet Friends Group

This group will provide children in elementary/middle/high school with moderate or mild ASD/ Developmental Disabilities the opportunity to play and improve communication, social skills, emotional awarenes and learning, as they practice spontaneous, imaginary, and symbolic play.

This group can bring children who think concretely into the world of abstract concepts and ideas by enabling participants to take part in scenarios to help them understand how the world works.

Puppet Friends will meet on the 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:15PM to 7:45PM.

There is a limit of 6 participants for the first session. Location: New Directions Georgia 4545 Suwanee Dam Road  Suwanee, GA 30024

Session 1: 10/14;10/21;11/11;11/18;12/9;12/16    Session 2: Dates TBA

Cost: Session 1 - $270      REGISTER HERE

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Spectrum Drama club logo Spectrum Drama Club

DRAMA CLUB IN RECESS UNTIL MONDAY JANUARY 12th

Children through young adults with HFA/Aspergers Syndrome have the opportunity to explore the art of improv, drama, puppets and music with their peers. Drama Club is directed by a drama professional and music therapist who have extensive experience working with children and adults on the spectrum.

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Spectrum Drama Club will provide participants with the opportunity to improve their communication skills within a small group or in front of a larger audience. Research has shown that children who participate in Drama/Acting activities improve their ability to react and respond to imaginary situations and feelings and eventually generalize these skills into their daily living. Acting can improve a child's self-confidence, communication and relatedness with their peers.

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Camp JourneyWhat is Camp Journey?

Camp Journey is an overnight camp focused on social skills, building friendships, teamwork, manners, and self-esteem. Camp activities include directed social skills instruction in a typical overnight camp setting. Campers enjoy hot meals prepared each day, heated and air-conditioned cabins, and a variety of typical overnight camp activities. Activities may include swimming, hiking, fishing, archery, climbing, canoeing, sports, and more depending on the weather.

OCTOBER WEEKEND CAMP NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

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Saturday Social Group

Saturday Social Group is a chance for young adults and children with social skills needs to spend a Saturday participating in fun activities, working on social skills, and establishing and maintaining friendships. Children and Young Adults with social skills, communication, sensory, and behavioral needs ages 5*-22 who can function in a group of 10 children to 2 adults.  For children that require a smaller group with more adult support please use our contact form  Here

  • Spectrum Gwinnett @New Directions ** (Ages 4-11) 1st Saturdays
  • Rockdale @ Peachtree Academy 3rd Saturdays  (Ages 5-22)

Please register early as space is limited or click our link for more information:    VIEW SCHEDULE OR REGISTER HERE  

**Spectrum - Gwinnett and Spectrum Fun and Friends  is provided at this discount cost due to the grant writing and fund raising of Spectrum Autism Support Group.

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Spectrum Fun and Friends

Fun & Friends

Spectrum Fun & Friends Group is a chance for elementary, or middle school children with moderate or severe ASD to spend a Saturday participating in fun activities, working on social skills and adaptive behaviors in a small group setting.

Children with moderate ASD or social skills, communication, sensory, and behavioral needs ages 5-14 who need a small group setting with a ratio of 1 adult to each two children are invited to attend.

The group will only accommodate 6 participants each month.

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Group meets from 11AM to 3PM on the fourth Saturday of October, November, January, February, March and April

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New Directions forAutism New Directions Adult Program

The program emphasizes building self-esteem by having the participants explore their strengths through real life experiences within a small group of like peers.

Visit the New Direction for Autism Website Here

New Directions for Old Collections - Jazzy Junk and Java is our newest project! It is a second hand store that will provide job skills training and employment opportunities to special needs adults. Visit the Jazzy Junk and Java Website Here

Staff Information: We train our volunteers and staff how to teach, communicate and think within the intentional social skills program framework. Staff members are educational professionals who understand and are trained in the characteristics of and research based strategies used for persons affected by Autism. The staff are skilled in creating a structured and supportive environment that fosters the positive social and life skills of each teen/adult who attends.

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Summer Day Camps

day camp racing fun Our Mission: to enrich and enhance the physical, emotional, social development of children, teenagers and young adults with Autism/Asperger’s within a safe, warm, caring and stimulating camp community.

Camp can be a summertime oasis, providing a safe environment for children to relax, play and learn without the pressures they have during the school year. Camp creates a temporary community each summer in which campers participate in all kinds of activities with a staff of positive role models who continually monitor the “friendship making” process. Our Day Camps strives to teach children important life skills, including communication and social skills like the art of making and keeping friends. These skills will help them in childhood, adulthood, the workplace and beyond.

We now offer programs in Gwinnett County , Roswell and Forsyth County .  

  REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER CAMP WILL BE AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 2015 - (Hint- add participant to see weeks/options

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Art Camp logo Spark Your Creativity Art Pieces Camp sponsored by Spectrum Autism Support

Ages 6-Young Adult REGISTER HERE

  • Winter Wonderland Day Camp will meet December 22, 23 & December 29 & 30 from 9am-3pm*

  • Weekly Groups meet once per week for 3 or 4 weeks and create 1-3 Art Pieces. There are Wednesday night (6:00pm -7:30pm) Friday night (6:00pm -7:30pm) and Saturday sessions (10am-11:30am).
  • Thanksgiving Day Camp will meet Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am- 3pm*

SPARK Your Creativity Art Piece™ Expressive Art Groups sponsored by Spectrum Autism Support will include a wide variety of artistic materials and art directives. Each student is supplied with quality art materials, adaptive art tools if needed and an artists apron. Students will learn about the creative process, application of art materials, participate in an open studio as well as theme based subjects and create a unique art piece of their own. The students may choose

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