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Autism Acceptance And Resource Festival 2019

Therapy Groups

Social Skills Groups

Many children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) have difficulty with social communication. Typically developing individuals usually acquire these skills without a formal intervention. However, individuals with ASDs usually require a more formal and structured training curriculum to address the deficits associated with social communication skills. Some of the deficits in social skills may include:

  • Engaging in reciprocal social interactions
  • Maintaining eye contact during conversations
  • Attention to nonverbal aspects of communication, i.e., gestures and facial expressions
  • Initiating and engaging in appropriate conversations with others
  • Initiating, terminating, and repairing conversations                                                                                          
  • Transitioning between conversation topics that may include the interests of others                
  • Adapting and conforming to rules governing social behavior
  • Understanding the perspective of others
  • Demonstrating age appropriate social or play behaviors

Sibling Club 

Autism doesn't affect just children with the disorder. It affects the lives of the entire family, including siblings. Raising a child with autism can place some extraordinary demands on parents as individuals and also place some special demands on siblings. It is important that siblings learn to manage these demands in order to become resilient adults. Some of the common themes identified in the research as possibly affecting siblings of children with autism and other special needs include:

Feelings of resentment that their sister/brother is being spoiled or treated differently, and being allowed to get away with things.
Feeling isolated or experiencing embarrassment around their peers
Feeling pressure to make up for their siblings deficits by being the "good" or "smart" one
Wishing they had a special need also or acting out for attention.
Feelings of fear, frustration, anxiety, or anger if they are the target of their sister's/brother's aggression.
While many siblings of children with autism and other special needs generally adapt well to the challenges, others may need additional support.Our sibling groups are designed to give siblings the opportunity to share their experiences with solutions and strategies offered. This group is also intended for siblings to connect with others who have similiar concerns in a supportive and fun environment. 

New registration dates coming soon.



Thronateeska Heritage Center

100 W. Roosevelt Avenue, Albany, Georgia 31701


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