TRACES provides an exploration of various leisure activities for individuals, ages 13 and older, with intellectual disabilities, autism, and/or other disabilities. The emphasis during camp is on physical and leisure skill development, and includes art, music, games, nature awareness, social interaction, life skills and community outings.
Our Therapeutic Mentoring program offers one on one services for youth or adolescents that present with growth opportunity in areas of social functioning. Focus of services accentuates building life skills in areas of daily living, independent living, problem solving, conflict resolution, and social/interpersonal interaction.
The goal of the project is to find competitive, integrated employment in the community for these young adults.
Their Services Provided Include:
Social Skills groups
Social skills groups are designed for children with ASD, ADHD, and social thinking deficits. We draw on published curricula (including but not limited to Social Thinking® by Michelle Garcia Winner and the team at www.socialthinking.com, The Zones of Regulation® by LeahKuypers, Social Stories™ by CarolGray) as well as using our own extensive and diverse experiences as teachers and therapists to create and facilitate activities that meet the individual needs of our clients.
So often, I write about what my day is like and share stories by moms who write in and we all relate.
Today, I thought, in honor of Father’s Day, I would highlight some of the secrets I see for the dads. Both strengths and vulnerabilities.
This month we are highlighting books for dads by dads with special needs children. I got book #3 for my husband a few years ago, and he loved it.
A report by the National Research Council titled “Depression in Parents, Parenting, and Children” stated that untreated, unrecognized parental depression can lead to negative consequences for kids. In a given year an estimated 7.5 million adults with depression have a child under the age of 18 living with them. It is estimated that at least 15 million children live in households with parents who have major or severe depression. Dr. Beardslee who was on the committee that issued the report explained that problems in children can range from poor school performance to visits to emergency rooms and adolescent depression.
With Summer here, it may be a great time to try some of these ideas and see if your child may enjoy any of these sports.
Every child needs exercise, but every parent knows that scheduling the recommended 60 minutes of moderate physical activity each day isn’t easy. The challenge is magnified when your child doesn’t like or struggles to participate in the group sports and activities most schools provide. Soccer, baseball, hockey and cheerleading aren’t for everyone. Kids who are easily distracted, uncoordinated, shy or don’t enjoy team environments may prefer one of these five ideas for fun and exercise that help to limit the anxiety that can result from forced group participation:
No Appointment Necessary
Weeknights 6 PM to 9 PM
Weekends 1 PM to 7 PM
Staffed by our pediatricians
Access to your child’s medical records
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