Center for Social Skills development


Each month the Friendship Connection will host an outing open to all children who wish to participate. We will choose a different activity each month during which children can work on generalizing the skills they have been working on in groups, practice different social skills necessary to navigate a variety of community settings, and expand their relationships. The outings will be facilitated but the goal is to have them resemble the typical experience of “hanging out with friends” as much as possible. Prior to each outing, parents will receive a list of targeted skills the children will work on with independence and fun being the ultimate goal. Outings are also open to children not currently enrolled in groups. They can be a nice opportunity to meet new friends. 

Fee: $20 facilitation fee plus cost of event which will vary depending on outing.

The children will be supported in managing their own money and paying for all the elements of the outing such as buying lunch, paying for movie ticket, or renting bowling shoes.

Check the monthly schedule for outings dates and times and look for e-mails containing activity details. If you are not on the e-mail list, feel free to contact us and have your information added.


September : Ingaldsby Farm Outing
 - Apple Picking
 - Hay Ride
- Corn Maze

October: Haunted Happenings in Salem
- Wandmaking with Salem Witches 

 - Halloween Carnival

November:  Monster Mini Golf

December:  Holiday Shopping - Northshore Mall 

January: SkyZone Indoor Trampoline Park

February: Bowling - Leo's Superbowl 

March: Afternoon at the Movies

April: Mini Golf and Ice-cream - Richardson's 

May-August Varies based on interest

Pre-registration is required for all outings to ensure we have the appropriate support staff. Times and cost will be determined prior to each outing.

Please contact us at if you have any questions or wish to register for an outing.