Who & What: During this virtual group, high school age teenagers will connect with their peers to learn and practice the social skills they need to make and keep friends (while they are social distancing). They will grow in their understanding of social cues and rules across adolescence. The group will provide a safe place to talk about individual goals and struggles, and to recognize individual strengths that can be used in social situations. This group is appropriate for 9th through 12th graders who struggle with self-awareness and appropriate behavior with peers, have trouble understanding social interactions or want to better understand the social world around them, including healthy use of social media and technology.
When: Thursdays February 3rd—March 24th // 5pm—6pm via zoom. May be held in person if able.
Cost: The group is free of charge, but space is limited — so sign up soon! Those who attend all 8 sessions will receive a gift card at the end.
How Do I Sign Up?: You must have a camera-enabled device (cellphone/smartphone, tablet or computer) with sound/microphone, internet access and downloaded app (no charge). Call Janet at 815-288-1905 x106 for questions and to register by September 28th. If you would like to download the pdf flyer version for this information: “Friendships: The High School Years”.
This weekly program has been provided from your friends at Florissa in conjunction with TAP (The Autism Program of Illinois). Funding provided in whole or in part by The Autism Program of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Human Services.