Center for Social Skills development



The Friendship Connection is once again teaming up with the Scala Art Center to create a fun and engaging summer program for children who may sometimes find navigating social terrain tricky.The Friendship Connection will provide the social facilitation and behavioral support necessary for children to participate in shared recreational and social experiences with their peers. In addition, each child will be supported in meeting their individual goals.
Children will experience a variety of art, movement, and filmmaking classes taught by a talented group of artists and teachers. They will also be exposed to a wealth of naturally occurring social moments that will provide room to develop relationships and practice social skills with their peers. 
For a complete description of the program and information on how to reserve your space for next summer’s fun, please visit the Scala Art Center website
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 The Friendship Connection
 Center for Social Skills Development
 Andover MA 01810



The Friendship Connection
Center for Social Skills Development
28 West Main Street
Georgetown, MA 01833


The Friendship Connection is a center devoted to teaching children with social-emotional difficulties how to form connections with others. We service children with autism, Asperger disorder, attachment issues, OCD, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral disorders, non-verbal learning disorder, sensory integration disorder, and other non-specific social-emotional difficulties that interfere with their ability to relate to others.  
Through group work, home intervention, individual therapy, parent support and training, guided recreational activities, and school consultation our goal is to help each child learn and apply the skills necessary to build friendships. Children who tend to see the world in black and white are shown how to navigate the gray areas in their social landscape. The earlier intervention begins, the more successful our children will be in school and life. 
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Friendship groups will focus on teaching children how to develop friendships and engage in naturally occurring social interactions and community activities. Children will learn and practice the social and communication skills essential to forming friendships and relating to others. Groups will also foster connections between the child and his/her community. Specific skills targeted and activities will be determined by the age, needs, and profiles of the individuals in the group. Any behavioral or developmental concerns raised by parents will also be addressed.