Social Skills Group for Children and Adolescents with Asperger’s Disorder

Aspergers Group Flyer

Leedy-Abbey Counseling Services is offering social skills groups for children and adolescents who are diagnosed with Asperger’s Disorder and experiencing difficulties in social relationships and communication. Groups will be divided by age groups. Groups are held weekly at our Camp Hill office, located at 781 Poplar Church Road. Following the group, a parent group will be offered to educate and discuss any individual concerns. These groups will be ongoing and each group will begin when each group has been filled.

Due to sensory issues, for a child with Aspergers, it can often be difficult to understand and process the world around them. It can be difficult to understand the non-verbal cues we all take for granted, creating awkwardness socially. Social isolation can result as it can be a struggle to make friends due to your child’s behaviors and reactions in social situations.

This group will allow children and adolescents the opportunity to discuss their concerns with similar peers and to learn strategies for dealing with making and keeping friends, peer conflicts, and developing basic social skills for the future.

Group Dates will be weekly and groups will be formed according to age groups- elementary, middle school, high school. When we have a minimum enrollment of 6-8 children/teens, we will be contacting you regarding the start date of the group. We are considering adding a young adult group (age 18-22), so if interested, please contact our offices.

If you are interested in having your child participate, please complete the registration form which includes a brief questionnaire. For optimal benefit, you must be able to commit to all sessions. Mail, fax or scan the registration forms to Leedy-Abbey Counseling Services. The fax number is 717.245.9099 and the email address you would use is amiller@leedycounseling.com. Our main office mailing address is: 3201 Spring Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Please contact Kim at 717.241.2345 for the most current group cost information.

You will receive an email from Angela Miller, the group facilitator, about the group dates and times. Please be sure to include your email address on the forms. Email will be used should a session need to be postponed or cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. If you do not have email we will be happy to call you.

We hope to continue these and other group therapy options and we are open to your suggestions. We look forward to working with you in providing positive experiences for your children. If you have any questions, please direct those to Anne Leedy at aleedy@leedycounseling.com.

2 Comments

  1. Deborah
    Aug 10, 2014

    Thank you for providing such an important and meaning full group. I have a child diagnosed with ASD and have often found it difficult to find anything like this without doing a lot of research.

    • anneleedy
      Aug 28, 2014

      Thank you for your kind comment!
      Anne Leedy

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