Autism Social Skills Groups

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Contact Jessica Gallino, Intake Coordinator
Phone: (905) 689-4727 ext. 115
Email: haltonautismservices@woodview.ca

What are Social Skills Groups?

Social skills groups are offered virtually and in-person. Social skills groups feature a variety of themes such as learning to engage in functional play with peers including turn taking, requesting, sharing, engaging in group routines, and more. 

Social skills groups will help to further develop your child’s communication skills and daily living skills by learning and practicing through fun and exciting activities each week.

The ratio for each social skills group changes based on the child’s needs and skills, up to a ratio of 2 staff to 8 children.

Parents and caregivers will be required to attend one mandatory parent session with a Clinical Supervisor at the end of the group block.  Parents will have the opportunity to watch videos to observe the progress and gains of their child in the group, for information sharing from Woodview Staff, and to discuss next steps for future social and communication goals.

What is the focus of Social Skills Groups?

The focus of social skills groups is to help and support children to reach their potential in social and communication skills and to improve their daily living skills.

Social skills groups are offered in small group sizes and use Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) principles and evidence-based strategies, plus video modelling, role play, and homework to teach these various skills.

“Keeping Cool” Group – Ages 12-16

This 12 week social skills group will focus on self-regulation. Using evidence-based strategies, the group will learn about how our body responds to different emotions, what may trigger our emotions, and some tools we can use to calm ourselves when we feel dysregulated. There will also be time to hang out with peers!

Location: 69 Flatt Road, Burlington, ON L7P 0T3
Date: Tuesdays from April 12 to June 28, 2022
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Ratio: 8 participants to 2 staff
Cost: $1,080

“Making and Keeping Friends” Group – Ages 9-11

This 12 week social skills group will focus on basic friendship skills. Using evidence based strategies, the group will learn about how to find common interests, share the conversation, and how to be flexible and problem solve basic conflicts in a friendship. There will also be time to hang out with peers!

Location: 69 Flatt Road, Burlington, ON L7P 0T3
Date: Tuesdays from April 12 to June 28, 2022
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Ratio: 8 participants to 2 staff
Cost: $1,080

“Making and Keeping Friends” Group – Ages 9-11

This 10 week social skills group will focus on basic friendship skills. Using evidence based strategies the group will learn about how to find common interests, share the conversation and how to be flexible and problem solve basic conflicts in a friendship. There will also be time to hang out with peers!

Location: 59 Rexway Drive, Georgetown, ON L7G 1P9
Date: Mondays from April 11 to June 27, 2022
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Ratio: 8 participants to 2 staff
Cost: $900