What will my child be doing in group?
In our groups we use a combination of several different curricula including social thinking, positive behavior support, collaborative problem solving, and emotional regulation as well as in the moment and incidental teaching and modeling of skills. Each group has a lesson related to the skill that we are focusing on. Each lesson typically includes a game or activity to teach and reinforce the concepts we are mastering. We also have time at the beginning of each group for students to share how their week went and what they are looking forward to during the upcoming week. This allows all of us the opportunity to share situations that have occurred during the week and problem solve/reflect together. This is particularly helpful because often it can be more beneficial for participants to hear from others their own age, to know that they are not the only one experiencing these things, and to problem solve together.
Do you accept insurance?
Our groups are skill based and therefor not covered by insurance. We keep the fees for our groups reasonably low. Some providers are accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield and Tufts for individual therapy.
Many families have found success working with ARC and HMEA to get assistance in paying for skills groups.
How do I enroll my child/teen?
Our skills groups and individual service providers are accepting new participants when space is available and on an open enrollment basis. Please call or email to schedule an initial consultation.
What is the initial consultation?
The initial consultation is a time for you and your child to come to the center and see our space. It also allows us to meet each other and get to know your child in order to ensure thoughtful placement in a group or recommendation of services.