Providing Social Skills Programs for Youth and Adults with Communication, Sensory Integration, Social Interaction, and Behavioral needs.
for any of the following or click below for more infomation
* Social Skills Saturdays , * Spectrum Drama Club , *Day Camps , * Camp Journey (Weekends during the year and Summer Week-long cabin camping)
* 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. … Read More
What 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.
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Bring Smiles to faces and make a Difference !
Click here to VOLUNTEER NOW for our Overnight weekend camp!
Our weekend camps runs Fri 6:30pm- Sunday 10:30am We have a March and October Overnights and Summer weeklongs.
Our campers: Age 9 to young adult with Moderate*, Mild, and HFA/Asperger's Syndrome.
Camp is at beautiful Fort Yargo State Park at the Camp Twin Lakes Will-A-Way Group Camp Facility… never fear its a beautiful site with so much including lake, pool, art, gym, dining hall, archery, air-conditioned cabins and there are bathrooms and showers and so much more too!
What we need: Adults over 21 that are caring, attentive, fun loving and capable to work with people with disabilities.
Required to pass background check, link will be provided.
What you get: A chance to give our campers a great experience enjoying traditional overnight camping experience customized to their needs. Make new friends, gain experience,… Read More
Saturday Social Skills Groups offers a chance for children with social skills needs to spend a Saturday participating in fun activities, working on social skills, and establishing and maintaining friendships.
Gwinnett Saturday Social Skills or Gwinnett Fun and Friends Click here to REGISTER NOW
Roswell Adaptive Saturday Group Click here to REGISTER NOW
Please register early as space is limited or click our link for more information:
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
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. Read More
Summer Day Camps
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 and Roswell .
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN Camp fills quickly! … Read More
Roswell Adaptive Parents Night Out
This program is designed especially for children and adults with special needs who live at home. Parents need time to recharge their batteries. They will benefit immensely from this program, but, of course, the children will benefit even more! The Adaptive Parents Night Out is offering a night of respite care for families of children with special needs and their siblings as a pilot program to determine interest. This is a wonderful opportunity for primary caregivers to have a much needed break.
The children will have the opportunity to play games, do crafts, enjoy music, and have fun in a safe environment where parents can feel confident knowing their child is more than just safe.
Ages: 4-adult April 28, 6p.m.-9p.m. and look for every other month on a third Friday Location: Waller Park Gym (Waller Park is an accessible facility.) 250 Oak Street … Read More
Spectrum Drama Club
Drama Club meets on Monday nights from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the Annandale Village Gym, 3500 Annandale Lane, Suwanee, GA. The session runs from Sept. 12th, 2016 – May 7, 2017. This year's performance is " You’re a Good man Charlie Brown the musical". The performance date will be May 6th and 7th.
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.
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… Read More