Brantford Autism Social Skills Groups

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

What are Social Skills Groups?

Social skills groups are offered 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.

Learn more about the Brantford Autism Services we offer.

January & February 2023

 “Kreative Kids” – Ages 4-6

This 8-week social skills group will focus on emerging social and play skills. Using evidence-based ABA strategies, participants will learn to follow instructions, independently complete crafts, and share materials through crafts, building activities and game. There will be time for natural play opportunities.

Location: 25 Bell Lane, Brantford (Brantwood Community Services)
Date: Saturday’s from January 7 to February 25, 2023
Time: 9:00 am t- 10:30 am
Ratio: 3 participants to 1 staff (minimum 3 children for the group to run)
Cost: $800

 “Science Wizards”– Ages 13-17

This 8-week social skills group will focus on working with others to build and complete exciting science experiments and activities. Using evidence-based ABA strategies participants will learn about flexibility and co-operating with peers. There will be opportunities for socializing during each week.

Location: 25 Bell Lane, Brantford (Brantwood Community Services)
Date: Saturday’s from January 7 to February 25, 2023
Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Ratio: 3 participants to 1 staff (minimum 3 children for the group to run)
Cost: $800

Autism Webinars

Looking for more resources? We’re pleased to offer free virtual autism workshops for families registered in the Ontario Autism Program.