Our Social Empowerment Groups (SEGs) are small groups of children of similar age, development, and social cognitive levels and social goal areas. Our SEGs focus on the development of social skills necessary to function successfully in the child's social world. Our emotional regulation effects our ability to function socially, and so emotional regulation is also frequently addressed. Parents are encouraged to maintain ongoing communication with their child's SCL as their identified social objectives may change as the child grows, develops, and experiences new social situations.
Some of the goals an SEG might focus on include:
Parents are provided ongoing information about what the group is working on and can schedule a consult with the SCL to discuss your child's individual progress at any time. The fee for a 30-minute consult with your child's SCL is $30.
If you would like to initiate the New Client Intake process,
please begin by completing and submitting the screening form by clicking on the button below.
Testimonial quotes directly from participants:
"Cheers to having friends and having fun!"
Paul, 12 years old
"I'm getting so much better at saying 'OK' when my Mom says 'No'" Gerard, 8 years old
"I used to feel invisible, I'm learning how to be acknowledged and respected" Hailey, age 13
"Kids were really mean to me. I wanted to stay away from them. I'm getting better at learning how to have better times with other kids" Rachel, age 14
"It's important to use expected behaviors so people don't have weird thoughts about you and so they feel comfortable near you." Liam, 13
From Jen, a parent of 13 year old girl with HF ASD:
"I love hearing Carrie refer to her 'friends' (who she met at TWC) and knowing this is an accurate description, warms my heart beyond belief!"
Groups are designed carefully through
our intake process.:
1. Parent inquiry
2. Intake paperwork returned and reviewed, (may include a brief phone conversation to answer questions and discuss program)
3. 15 minute Meet/Greet with child and coach or Program Director
4. Placement in a group - or waitlist until the right group is formed
Level 1 components plus a longer phone consult (more than 10 minute) and/or a (30 minute) face to face parent meeting with Coach or Program Director to discuss your child's unique needs
Social Empowerment Groups
ages 6-8 boys and girls:
Busy Buddies - social skills, emotional regulation, coping skills, emotional support and self-confidence.
ages 7-10 boys and girls:
Fast Friends - social skills, emotional regulation, coping skills, emotional support and self-confidence.
GROUPS FOR BOYS
ages 9-12 boys:
Cool Crew - social skills, emotional regulation, coping skills, emotional support and self-confidence.
ages 13+ boys:
Teen Talk - social skills, emotional regulation, coping skills, emotional support and self-confidence.
GROUPS FOR GIRLS
EmPower 1 - girls elementary school age working on social skills, coping skills and self-confidence.
EmPower 2 - girls middle school age working on social skills, coping skills and self-confidence.
EmPower 3 - girls high school age working on social skills, coping skills and self-confidence.