Social Group Policies


Social Skills Groups run for 25 weeks during the school year and for 6 weeks in the summer. Parents and caregivers must sign their child up for each group session. Registration for a previous group session does not guarantee a placement in the next group session. TAP uses a rolling admissions process to add children after the fall start date, to be able to include more children throughout the year.


Groups are formed based on the applicants’ ages and ability levels. Placements in classes take into consideration children’s age, ability, and specific environment where the child will have the most success. Confirmation of placement will be via e-mail, mail or telephone calls. Class days and times are subject to change and participants may be assigned a different group based on the group dynamics following the start of groups.


Our programs rely heavily on planning for your child’s participation. Attendance is crucial to sustain program existence. Cancellations must be made within 24 hours prior to a scheduled group. To report an absence, please call the office at 401-785-2666 with the date, child’s name, and the group your child attends. After two absences, program participation will be reviewed and may result in loss of placement for that session. Children on the waiting list will be eligible for openings.

Payment Policy

All group participants need to show payment prior to the start of classes. Payment can be made by proof of approval for RI Medical Assistance (Katie Beckett), cash, check or credit card. Participants awaiting RI Medical Assistance (Katie Beckett) approval can secure their participation with a credit card.

Due to limited space we regret that all children may not be able to attend a particular session. The Autism Project will establish wait lists for groups exceeding capacity.

Placement notifications will be made one week prior to group start dates.

For questions, please call Cathy Young at 401-785-2666, x76787 or email

Social Skills Groups Enrollment for 2023-2024 is now open!

Social Skills Group Application 2023 2024 PDF

Social Skills Group Application 2023 2024 Word