ABA & Behavioral Therapy for Autism | Connect Plus Therapy

Social Skills Groups

About Our Social Skills Groups

We are committed to teaching play, communication, social, and daily life skills utilizing ABA’s framework in a natural setting. We address our learner’s unique needs by tailoring their programs to their specific goals. Programs  are available for all ages.

The programs below are currently available in our Cherry Hill location.

Registration Guidelines

  • Registrations MUST be received by the deadline to ensure proper staffing.
  • Late registration requests will be added to a waiting list. If space becomes available, parents or guardians will be notified one week prior to its start date.
  • You may register for all desired sessions at once, or individually.
  • Enrollment confirmation will be sent one week prior to the session start date.

We realize the need for social interactions for all children and young adults with ASD. We are committed to bringing these services to both our clients as well as any families seeking in-person social skills groups.  

We have opened our Social Skills Programs to the public for out-of-pocket or private pay. Our programs will be billed in eight-week increments. 

Session 1
Happy Harvesters

Happy Harvesters

All things fall & all things fun. We’ll focus on ADL’s related to fall holidays, trick or treating, back-to-school social skills like making friends and meeting new people, and of course, harvesting all things pumpkin related.

Details

  • 9/6/22 – 10/28/22
  • Monday – Friday
  • 3 – 6 PM
  • Registration closed.

Session 2
Fall Foodies

Fall Foodies

We will focus on increasing our kiddos independence with basic home ADL skills, work to reduce food aversions, and increase exposure to new foods, flavors, and textures.

Details

  • 10/31/22 – 12/23/22
  • Monday – Friday
  • 3 – 6 PM
  • Register By: 10/10/22

Session 3
Fun & Games

Fun & Games

We’ll use games to help your child learn planning skills, how to manage disappointment, improve hand-eye coordination, motor coordination, language development, and math skills.

Details

  • 1/2/23 – 2/24/23
  • Monday – Friday
  • 3 – 6 PM
  • Register By: 12/12/22

Session 4
Imagineers

Compose a song, create art, build an airplane…there is no limit to what you can do! This group will work together to make their imaginations come to life.

Details

  • 2/27/23 – 4/28/23
  • Monday – Friday
  • 3 – 6 PM
  • Register By: 2/6/23

Session 5
Grow Getters

Grow Getters

Let’s create a garden together filled with friendship, flowers, and maybe even a few veggies. We’ll be digging in the dirt, soaking up the sun, and learning how to care for plants.

Details

  • 5/1/23 – 6/23/23
  • Monday – Friday
  • 3 – 6 PM
  • Register By: 4/10/23

Special Session
WinterFest

BRRRR, it’s Cold Outside!
But not at Connect Plus. We’ve got exciting activities including making snow inside, where it’s warm! We’ve also got a field-trip planned, and as always, plenty of arts and crafts.

Details

  • 12/26/22 – 12/30/22
  • 9 AM – 3PM
  • Register By: 12/12/22
  • No evening groups this week

Special Session
Spring Fling

Let’s spring into action planting flowers, making it rain, and creating rainbows. This group will split its time between activities at the Cherry Hill Center and exploring local parks and trails.

Details

  • 4/10/23 – 4/14/23
  • 9 AM – 3PM
  • Register By: 3/20/23
  • No evening groups this week

Registration

Teen Time

This group will focus on developing and maintaining friendships, communication specifically regarding conflict, problem solving, adjusting to new social situations and changes in routine, character development, understanding unspoken social rules, and more. Teens will learn through play, yoga, music, dance, cooking activities, and coding.

Full details coming soon.

Teen Time

Girls Empowered

This Social Skills Group will empower girls to feel confident, build friendships, promote solidarity and develop emotional skills all while having fun.

The Girls Empowered group will work together under BCBA supervision to help these amazing girls see their true potential.

Full details coming soon.

Girls Empowered

Growing Green

Growing Green is a collaborative project run by our staff and adult clients, working as a team to promote socialization, and communication. Projects have included participating in “The Philadelphia Flower Show”, working at the Farmer's market, and promoting and selling products from their online store in order to emulate a work environment.

  • Adults
  • Weekdays
  • 2 Hours
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