Starting Sept. 11, Free, Hour-Long Sessions to Focus on Adult Social Skills
MELBOURNE, FLA. — Community members age 18-28 with Autism Spectrum Disorders, learning differences or other social or communication challenges are invited to attend Get in the Game, the weekly group sessions sponsored by Florida Institute of Technology’s Scott Center for Autism Treatment.
The free sessions are held from 5-6 p.m. every Thursday starting Sept. 11 in the second- floor seminar room at the Scott Center, 150 W. University Blvd. on the Florida Tech campus. The sessions will continue through Dec. 11.
Sponsored by the center’s Community Psychology Services, the sessions will feature discussions about managing stress, communication, perspective-taking, relationship issues and more.
“The adult social skills group at The Scott Center for Autism Treatment is a unique program in the community because it focuses on common topics that affect young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, such as improving social thinking, dating, maintaining friendships, and interviewing for a job,” said Tammi Pawich, a staff psychologist and board-certified behavior analyst who will be conducting the group sessions.
She continued, “Our program utilizes behavioral techniques to allow participants to practice skills in small groups and receive immediate feedback, so that they can be successful in using these skills in community settings during group social events.”