Get Ready to Rock Again!
Autastic Avenues, LLC and The Reach Program at Peak Experiences Indoor Climbing Center are collaborating once again to offer a “hang out with benefits”.
Starting September 29, 2017, our social skills group for teens (13-18) will meet for a 6 week session at Peak Experiences in Midlothian. Young people with social challenges can come together on Friday evenings, 7pm-9pm, to practice social skills and, well, hang. The sessions will begin with instruction on social thinking concepts, followed by climbing, facilitated by the skilled staff of Peak Experiences. To wrap-up our session the kids will regroup for pizza and feedback.
Why is Peak Experiences the perfect place for this group? Kids with social challenges need a “real world” place and activity in which to practice what they are learning. All Staff who work with the Reach program receive additional training outside of standard gym staff training. They learn about autism and how it manifests itself so that they can be attentive to the needs of these individuals. Peak is a community founded on inclusion and a desire to make sure everyone feels welcome within our gym. So, even the folks who don’t work with the program directly, are sure to be helpful and friendly people.
• Critical problem solving skills
• Smart decision making
• Thinking for yourself
• Discipline and focus
• Bravery – bravery is the reward for taking a chance and escaping the dreaded comfort zone.
• Motor planning
Climbing builds strength and increases fitness.
To register as a participant or for more information contact Autastic Avenues at 804-301-8428 or firstname.lastname@example.org