Friendships: The Middle School Years

Across the middle school years, the social skills required for successful peer relationships become more complex, especially for children with social deficits. Children in 5th through 8th grades will learn about middle school friendships and the social skills they need to make and keep friends.

The Friendships Middle School Years Group is appropriate for children who struggle to make friends, children who have trouble understanding social relationships and children who lack awareness of appropriate behaviors with peers.

Registration fee $40. Scholarships available. To register call Janet O’Donnell of Florissa at (815) 288-1905, extension 106. ¬†This group series will run from Thursday, January 26 through February 23, 2017 and be held at Florissa (101 East First Street, Dixon) from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

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.