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LINKS Social Groups are a time for individuals (school age and young adults) to socialize and have fun. Individuals may have challenges with ASD, ADHD, OCD, FAS, Anxiety. Peer mentors (neurotypical peers), volunteer their time from various local schools to engage with the participants.
The group leaders are licensed counselors and special educators
Kim Busse M.Ed, MA, LPCC
Amy Reid M.Ed, MA, LPCC
LINKS Social Groups are designed for individuals who are able to work and communicate safely in a small group setting and are able to independently manage self-care needs.
LINKS Social Group Expectations
Actively join in group activities
Portray a positive attitude
LINKS Social Groups offer an opportunity to...
Build relationships and connections with peers in their same age range
Practice social interaction and communication skills
Develop skills toward generalizing across different environments
Engage in games and activities to practice social skills
Practice self-regulation skills and mindfulness techniques
Develop and use problem solving skills
Develop relationships and practice skills with peer mentors
LINKS Social Group Session Details
Offered 4 times per year (winter, spring, summer and fall)
Meet once per week for 1 hour 15 minutes
Session are 10 - 12 weeks
Maximum: 15 (additional groups will be added if needed)
Groups are offered for Elementary, Middle School, and High School ages
Adults (18+) meet monthly on the second Tuesday in the evening
Optional Community Activities will be offered at the end of each session. During the summer session, Community Activities will be part of the weekly sessions.
New participants are required to schedule a 30-45 minute intake session with Busse & Reid leaders prior to starting with the group. Email email@example.com to request an intake
Returning participants please email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a spot
Cancellation: If group needs to be canceled due to weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances, a decision will be made by 3:00pm the day of the group. Cancellations will be posted on the home page as well as an email, text and/or phone call to each participants family