Circle of Friends

December 8, 2016

What is Circle of Friends?  Many students and parents have been asking this very question.  Circle of Friend is a social skills program made possible by Autism Action Partnership grant funding. It consists of a group of peers (mentors) who interact with a classmate who experiences social challenges. This group is beneficial to both the mentors and the focus students. Through the course of the year, the students learn about autism spectrum disorders, how to model appropriate social skills and have opportunities to participate in activities designed to practice social skills with the focus student. One of the most important factors in our group is FUN!  We want this to be a fun positive experience for all involved.  Through our activities we have seen even the quietest of students open up and share their smile.  It has been a great experience for all involved….we can’t wait to see what the next year will bring us!

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