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explanations of programs

explanations of programs

explanations of programs

explanations of programs

starters +
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don't see what you are looking for? scroll down to see all programs + workshops explained.

explanations of programs

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Service Name

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social skills
workshops

We offer Social Skills

workshops for youth and adults (separately) once a month. Here we will teach social skills via role playing, movement, and

expression, all rooted in theater games, which often play with an over-the-top, animated version

of body language and emotional expression, making it more accessible to neurodivergent

people who often miss things like this when out in the world. 

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The Quarterly Cookout + brainstorm

Each quarter, we gather either at the park or virtually, and ask the community to gather with us and give us feedback on programming you are interested in seeing, what types of training your businesses feel they need to best accommodate a shopper on the spectrum, what activities do you want to do?

As we are a person-centered organization, you tell us what you want, we do it. One size doesn't fit all, and we know that. So, instead of coming up with programming that we THINK you need, we just ask you what you need and do that instead.

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groups for
parents

The most beautiful thing about Autism is that it brings all kinds of people together. Our friends offer us support, but they don't fully get

it. We argue with teachers, school boards, medical professionals, our partners...which leaves us with a very low, constant feeling of hypervigilance.

Most parents do not process a lot, we don't have time!

But we need to.

This group will help with questions, connection, and work/life balance for parents of people on the spectrum.

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whole self
program

This program is our intensive for neurodivergent people who are not connected to many people, activities, or services. We believe that getting services from a bunch of different places can get confusing, so we try to offer a well-rounded program for those who have a lot of needs.

click the title above
to learn more!

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social groups for kids, teens, + adults.

Are you sick of going to classes to learn things and providers to be provided for &

just want to

HANG OUT WITH PEOPLE?

Perfect!  So do we!

We will offer structured and unstructured programming for kids, teens, and adults in these groups!

let's hang out!
we are so excited to!

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small, medium, + large business
training

We will come into your place of employment and spend the afternoon with you. During this time, we will train your employees on how to best work with, train, and retain, serve, and communicate with employees on the spectrum. We will also inform you of what other businesses like yours are doing, and physically tour your building to make sure all legal accommodations are in place. Employees will be given time for discussion and Q&A with us within the 2.5 hours. 

interested? shoot us an email and we can set up your training!

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DATING

101

WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS GROUP?

Each week we will talk about different things that make dating hard, and help each other learn things like...

How do
I ask someone
to go on a date if I don't
like talking on the phone?

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what
non-verbals
show if a
person likes
me or 
dislikes me?

who pays?

are they flirting?

is she laughing with me or at me?

how do I know if they like what we are talking about? Or if they want to talk
about something  else? 

what if I
freeze and
can't talk?

what if I 
have to go 
to the
bathroom?
do I hold it?

moment of truth-
how do I know if she wants
to kiss me?

HELP!
how do I get out
of a really bad date?

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do I hold the door?

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY...
 

WHAT IS CONSENT?
 

WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS GROUP?

Each week we will talk about a new way to become more independent. People can sign up for only the classes they are interested in, or do the entire course. 

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INDEPENDENCE 101

communication - social - transportation - learning

transportation

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how do you get around ?

we will review all forms of transport in Columbus, teach you to ride the cota bus, find the scooters, whatever
you need!

how do you communicate?

we will help you get your own email address, cell phone number, talk about setting up some of your own appointments. If ready, we will work on resumes as well.

social

how do you socialize?

we will talk about making friends, how to find friends on the spectrum, how to access volunteer opportunities, what social media to follow to know whats going on around town, and how to find sensory-friendly spaces in Columbus.

communication

we will talk about learning styles, help you find yours, and do some cool personality assessments, which will give you good insight as to how you function.

how do you learn?
what do you want to learn about?

learning

and everything else necessary to taking steps to becoming more independent.

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