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Children’s Friendship Training – Social Skills Group

April 9 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Children’s Friendship Training is a 12-week evidence-based social skills intervention for children, ages 10 – 13 (Grades 5-8). The focus of the group is to teach children ecologically valid social skills that will help them make and keep friends.

During the course of this 12 week program, children will learn:

  • rules for talking to someone else
  • how to use appropriate conversational skills
  • how to make phone calls to friends
  • how to join a group
  • rules for being a good sport
  • how to manage competition
  • rules for being a good host
  • how to handle rejection and teasing
  • how to show respect towards adults
  • how to handle bullying

During each Children’s Friendship Training session, there will be a facilitator-led parent group, which will run simultaneously to the children’s group. Parents will be taught how to assist their child in making and keeping friends, by providing feedback and coaching during weekly homework assignments. Snacks will be provided.

  • Child and Parent attendance is required at each session. 
  • Schedule: Group runs from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Every Tuesday from April 9th – June 25th, 2019.
  • Participant Age: Ages 10 – 13 (Grades 5-8).
  • Region: Available to families living in Peel & Halton Region.
  • Cost: $240
  • Location: Community Living North Halton, 917-B Nipissing Road, Milton, ON
  • Diagnosis: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Intake must be completed with Kerry’s Place Autism Services.
  • Support Needs: This group is designed for individuals who are able to participate with minimal support. The individual may need some prompts to stay on task, and is able to communicate wants and needs effectively. The individual does not require a lot of behavioural redirection.
  • Pre-Registration: Deadline to pre-register is March 18, 2019.

Pre-registration does not guarantee a space in the Children’s Friendship Training group. Following pre-registration, a lottery draw and pre-screening will be conducted by Kerry’s Place staff to determine group participants. To be eligible, the child and parent/caregiver must successfully complete the screening process.

To pre-register for the Children’s Friendship Training group, please email: CWRregistration@kerrysplace.org


April 9
6:00pm - 8:00pm
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