The Autism Project of Rhode Island's Social Group information and descriptions.

Social Skills Group Descriptions

Groups for Ages 10 & Under

Creative Expressions

Ages Served: 8-18

In our Creative Expressions group participants learn group dynamics, social rules, effective peer interactions and functional skills for group participation and conversation. Students will work together creating specific art projects! 

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Game On!

Ages Served: 5-18

Game On! is a group for children and teens looking to improve their functional skills in different sporting activities. In addition to emotional regulation, communication, following game rules, and team cooperation, participants will work on coordination, core strength, balance, and endurance.

Sporting activities may include basketball, Karate and other age appropriate sports.

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Game On! Basketball

Ages Served: 5-18

Game On! is a group for children and teens looking to improve their social interactions and social emotional skills. In addition to emotional regulation, communication, following game rules, and team cooperation, participants will work on coordination, core strength, balance, and endurance.

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Game On! Karate Friday

Ages Served: 5-10

Game On! is a group for children and teens looking to improve their functional skills in different sporting activities. In addition to emotional regulation, communication, following game rules, and team cooperation, participants will work on coordination, core strength, balance, and endurance using Karate.

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Game On! Karate Saturday

Ages Served: 5-18

Game On! is a group for children and teens looking to improve their functional skills in different sporting activities. In addition to emotional regulation, communication, following game rules, and team cooperation, participants will work on coordination, core strength, balance, and endurance using Karate as the shared activity.

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In Harmony: Music Makers & Sing Together

Ages Served: 6-16, 9-12

Ages 6-9 Music Makers
Ages 9-12 Sing Together

Music, which activates a different part of the brain than speech, has been demonstrated to be an effective channel for addressing some of the core deficits of autism, including expressive communication and self-regulation capacity.

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Leaps and Bounds

Ages Served: 4-10

Designed for "emerging social thinkers," this social group is led by trained professionals to teach group dynamics, joint attention, social rules/expectations, how to engage in shared experiences, and how to foster positive peer relations.

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Move and Groove

Ages Served: 4-10

Designed to teach children the fundamental skills of play and leisure activities, this group utilizes reciprocal play activities to promote positive peer relations.  Visual supports, environmental structure, and a creative curriculum will enhance children’s level of understanding and participation.

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Move and Groove

Ages Served: 4-10

Designed to teach children the fundamental skills of play and leisure activities, this group utilizes reciprocal play activities to promote positive peer relations. Visual supports, environmental structure, and a creative curriculum will enhance children’s level of understanding and participation.

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Social Coaching Program~ Johnston

Ages Served: 5-18

We feel it is important to teach our students to become more efficient social thinkers BEFORE we can ask them to produce an appropriate social behavior.  Adapted from Michelle Garcia Winner and Stephanie Madrigal's work, The Autism Project’s Social Coaching Program teaches participants to become more efficient at social thinking and understand social skills.

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Social Coaching ~ South County

Ages Served: 5-18

Ages Served: 5-18
We feel it is important to teach our students to become more efficient social thinkers BEFORE we can ask them to produce an appropriate social behavior.  Adapted from Michelle Garcia Winner and Stephanie Madrigal's work, The Autism Project’s Social Coaching program teaches participants to become more efficient at social thinking and understand social skills

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