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 skill difficulties. During this virtual group, children in 5th through 8th grades will learn about middle school friendships and the social skills they need to make and keep friends while they are social distancing. This 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.

Thursdays April 7th—May 19th


The group is free of charge, but space is limited so sign up soon! Those who attend all 7 sessions will receive a gift card at the end

Must have a camera-enabled device (cellphone, tablet or computer) with sound/microphone, internet access and downloaded app (no charge). Call Janet at 815-288-1905 for questions and to register by April 4th. If you would like to download the pdf flyer version for this information: “Friendships: The Middle 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.