year round socialization-based program designed to increase functional and social skills development.
The Abilities United After School Socialization Program offers a safe, highly structured classroom with a lower student-to-teacher ratio which allows for functional and social skill development. Our community integration skills can be generalized into natural environments. Each day offers after school activities that give participants the opportunity to:
- Increase independence
- Increase social awareness
- Reduce maladaptive behaviors and social isolation
- Increase pro-social behavior
A variety of skills are targeted within the context of the program during traditional, relevant, after school-based activities in the following areas:
- Socialization and peer interaction
- Adaptive physical education and motor skills
- Communication skills
- Community outings and activities
- Summer camps
The ultimate goal is to provide socialization training and community integration so that participants may transition into integrated recreation programs within their own neighborhood, and have increased opportunities to interact with their typically developing peers.