Friendships: The Elementary Years

Children in 1st through 4th grades who struggle with making or keeping friends will benefit from this fun, engaging group. They will learn specific skills they can use with peers in the school setting and in their neighborhood. These skills will enhance their social functioning, an important aspect of their healthy development.

The Friendships, Elementary Years Group is appropriate for children who are shy, children who have trouble understanding social relationships, and children who lack awareness of appropriate behaviors with peers.

This group series will run from April 20th – May 18th and be held at Florissa (101 East First Street, Dixon) from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. ¬†Registration fee $40. Scholarships available. To register call Janet O’Donnell of Florissa at (815) 288-1905, extension 106.

Florissa is supported by the HRSA of the U.S. Department on Health and Human Services under grant # DO6RH26838-01-01 and Rural Health Network Development Program for the amount of $887,522.86. An additional 37.8% of the entire project has been provided by Kreider Services, The Autism Program of Illinois, KSB Hospital, Sinnissippi Centers and donations.  Florissa is also funded in whole or in part by The Autism Program, Illinois Department of Human Services, The Hope Institute for Children and Families, fiscal/administrative agent and convener.