Dragon Dates Social Skills Program
Dragon Dates Social Skills and Recreation Program for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 & May 2, 2012
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Cost: No fee for OPWDD qualified individuals. $20 for the Fall semester for others ($5/session) Fees are due at the start of each semester. Scholarships are available.
Contact: Jackie Hunt for information - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ages: 5 – 19 years old (Children are grouped by age)
The Social Skills and Recreation Program is a structured and supportive recreational environment for children and adolescents who need opportunities for social interaction beyond what is available through school settings or community recreation programs.
The participants include children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum disorders who have difficulties relating to their peers and may need extra support or more opportunities to use the skills they have learned in social skills groups. In addition, siblings and peers without difficulties in social relating are invited to join us and to enjoy the activities while serving as role models. Role models pay the program fee until the age of 13 at which point they become “volunteers” for the program.
Volunteers from SUNY Oneonta (undergraduate and graduate students) are the counselors and activity leaders. Staff from SUNY Oneonta and the Family Resource Network are on site to provide activities, guidance and supervision.
Activities may vary by the age of the group but possibilities include structured board games, movement, drama, yoga, history, science, music and arts and crafts.
Parent meetings will occur concurrent with the children’s program. Participation is free of charge to parents and family members.
You may submit your application for this program on-line at www.familyrn.org or contact the Family Resource Network at email@example.com or at 432—0001 or 1-800-305-8814 to request an application for the Dragon Dates Recreation Program.
You must register in advance.