Classes for Autistic Children

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Classes for Autistic Children

Group programs may be a good fit for your child if…

  • Your main goals for your child involve interacting socially with others
  • Your child is approaching entry to kindergarten or in early elementary school
  • Your child can communicate with others (vocally or non-vocally), follow simple instructions, and behave safely towards others

Group Program Offerings

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Lift Up: Early Start Parent and Toddler Playgroup

Saturday mornings | 10:30-11:30am

The Parent and Toddler playgroup is specialized for children with social communication difficulties and provides quality play activities and experiences. This program is led by an Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) Certified Therapist and will include modeling and guidance of activities specifically designed to facilitate interactive play strategies that have been shown to be helpful when working with young children with Autism. 

New clients, please register using the button below. Returning clients, please login to your parent portal to register.

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Level UP! Social Skills Group

Saturday afternoons

Level UP! Is a group based, social-emotional skill development program for kids aged 5-8 years. Classes follow a structured social skills curriculum, with group learning objectives, evidence-based teaching strategies and strong clinical oversight from a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst to help kids with social communication difficulties find confidence in social situations. Our groups focus on skills like social reciprocity, social initiation, perspective-taking, self awareness, and emotion regulation.

How to register:

  1. Follow the link below and select the “Level UP” class appropriate for your child’s age
  2. Our group program coordinator will contact you to complete a screening call and set up a trial session
  3. Once confirming your child will benefit from the group placement, your enrollment will be confirmed
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Ready to Start

We pre-screen all students for group program readiness to ensure that this will be a productive placement for your child. When you get in touch and let us know that you’re interested in group programming, we will chat about your child, answer any questions you may have, and set up a time to do a group program assessment. We may recommend that your child starts in a 1:1 program for a period of time to build skills that will allow them to be successful in a small group environment.

How We Can Help You

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Social Opportunities

Students in our group programs are screened for program readiness and matched based on age and abilities. This makes group program placements a great place for students to make friendships with like-minded peers.

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Lower Staffing Ratio

Transitioning from a one-to-one placement to a classroom at kindergarten entry can be challenging for children, and group placements are a great way to provide a bridge to the lower classroom ratio that is often required at kindergarten entry.

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Social Learning

Our group program staff create careful teaching opportunities that blend multiple children’s goals into a single activity. Children have the opportunity to learn from other students’ teaching and build social learning skills.