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Autism Services

CARE Clubs

Heartspring’s CARE Clubs offer a wide range of social skill opportunities for your child(ren) starting in the spring of 2017. Our hope at CARE is to help children and adolescents learn valuable skills necessary for social and emotional development. Each of the clubs has a unique theme and goal in mind for the individuals enrolled.

Participants of the CARE Clubs Program:

  • are children and adolescents (ages two to 21) who have a primary diagnosis of Autism, of mild severity. This is defined in the DSM IV as Asperger’s Syndrome and under the DSM V as high-functioning autism. The group is open to participants with a strong identification with an autism spectrum characterization and no formal diagnosis is required
  • are independent and have low support needs
  • are seeking to socialize, form friendships and have respect for fellow participants of the club
  • do not engage in aggression towards others

Clubs are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

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91%

 

Of club participants demonstrated improved targeted skills in the primary environment

Select your child's age to filter CARE Clubs.

Aspire

Ages:   13 - 18

A group tailored to foster independent living skills. The goal of the group is to build on independent living skills such as self-care, cooking, household chores, and budgeting while developing friendships with those in the group. This group is for those who have low verbal and functioning skills.

Heartspring Hawks Academy

Ages:   8 - 12

A group tailored to facilitating and fostering sportsmanship and teamwork. The goal of this group is to learn and practice sportsmanship and teamwork through sports activities.

Heartspring Hawks Academy

Ages:   5 - 8

A group tailored to facilitating and fostering sportsmanship and teamwork. The goal of this group is to learn and practice sportsmanship and teamwork through sports activities.

Heartspring Ignite

Ages:   10 - 18

A group tailored for children and teenagers to foster community engagement. The goal of the group is to provide a positive environment to foster social communication skills required to build meaningful relationships with community members and teach value in giving to others in our community.

The Adventurers

Ages:   7 - 9

A group tailored for school age children to learn and practice social skills. The goal of the group is to provide a supportive environment with age-appropriate activities to help the development of friendships and build interest in different leisure activities.

The Breakfast Club

Ages:   13 - 18

A group tailored for teenagers to build friendships through participation in leisure activities and community trips. The goal of this group is to facilitate the opportunity to practice the social communication skills required to foster friendships as well as the appropriate social rules for effective interaction.

The Brick Builders

Ages:   8 - 12

A group tailored to facilitating and fostering gifts young children have in building and Lego structures. The goal of this group is to encourage the creativity of each individual as they build structures and relationships with those who share a common interest.

The Brick Builders

Ages:   6 - 9

A group tailored to facilitating and fostering gifts young children have in building and Lego structures. The goal of this group is to encourage the creativity of each individual as they build structures and relationships with those who share a common interest.

The Rock N Rockets

Ages:   7 - 12

The Rock N Rockets is a group designed for children who struggle with managing emotions, most specifically irritability, anger, and agitation. This group will meet once a week to discuss identification of triggers and emotional and physical symptoms of anger, self-calming strategies, and regulation of emotions.

The Heartspring Hawks Elite

Ages:   8 - 12

A group tailored to facilitating and fostering sportsmanship and teamwork through organized sports activities. To participate in this group the child must have completed The Heartspring Hawks and mastered all goals.

Tiny Treasures

Ages:   3 - 4

A group tailored for young children to learn and develop basic communication and social skills. The goal of this group is to work with each child to help them incorporate new and developing skills into positive and purposeful play.

The Music Makers

Ages:   6 - 9

A group designed to develop social skills and leadership skills through music. The goal of this group is to encourage positive social interactions and team-work in order to create music as a group. Individuals will have the opportunity to play a variety of different instruments such as paddle drums, shakers, cabasas, tambourines and more.

The Navigators

Ages:   10 - 12

A group tailored for school age children to develop and practice social skills. The goal of the group is to provide a positive environment to foster social communication skills required to build long lasting friendships.

The Yoga Club

Ages:   9 - 18

A group tailored to work on developing basic flexibility and concentration skills. This group also focuses on self-calming and relaxation strategies that will boost your child's tools for managing stress in their daily lives. This club is led by a trained yoga instructor.

The Trailblazers

Ages:   13 - 18

A group tailored for teenagers to develop and practice social skills. The goal of the group is to provide a positive environment to foster social communication skills required to build long lasting friendships.

The Explorers

Ages:   5 - 7

A group tailored for young children to learn and develop basic communication and relationship skills. The goal of this group is to work with each child to help them incorporate new and developing skills into positive and purposeful play.

For more information on Care Clubs please contact:

Nicole McLain

Director of Autism Services

nmclain@heartspring.org

Lynlea Southards

CARE Specialist

lsouthards@heartspring.org
316.634.8839