CARE Clubs

Heartspring’s CARE Clubs offer a wide range of social skill opportunities for children. 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 18) 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

Each club is $150 and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Financial Assistance is available for CARE Clubs. We also provide family support services. Follow the links below for more information.

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Heartspring Hawks Academy

Ages:   6- 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.

Days:  Saturday

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Locations:  Pediatrics Building, Heartspring Gym

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The Adventurers

Ages:   7 - 10

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.

Days:  Monday

Time:  5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Locations:  Pediatrics Building, CARE Classroom

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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.

Days:  Every Other Saturday, September 15, September 29, October 13, October 27, and November 10, 2018.

Time:  10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Locations:  Pediatrics Building and Community

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The Rock N Rockets

Ages:   8- 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.

Days:  Tuesday

Time:  6:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.

Locations:  Pediatrics Building, CARE Classroom

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Tiny Treasures

Ages:   2 - 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.

Days:  Thursday

Time:  5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Locations:  Pediatrics Building, CARE Classroom

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The Navigators

Ages:   8 - 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.

Days:  Monday

Time:  6:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.

Locations:  Pediatrics Building, CARE Classroom

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The Trailblazers

Ages:   13 - 19

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.

Days:  Thursday

Time:  6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Locations:  Pediatrics Building, CARE Classroom

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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.

Days:  Tuesday

Time:  5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Locations:  Pediatrics Building, CARE Classroom

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Camp SSTAR

Camp SSTAR is an innovative and life-changing program for children who learn differently. At Heartspring, we value and understand the growing needs and services required to help children within Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and similar symptoms stay on track and prosper over the summer months. Evidence suggests that children with a diagnosis of ASD do better when structure, consistency, and maintenance skills are delivered and taught.

We provide a camp experience that is available for eight weeks, offering your children exposure to the following:

  • Executive functioning skills
  • Receptive language
  • Social skills development
  • Expressive language
  • Imitation and joint attention skills
  • Concept formation skills
  • Self-regulation and care
  • Environmental readiness
  • Neurophysiological development
  • Nonverbal language acquisition
  • Generalization skills
  • Group attending skills

Our goal for the summer months is to keep your children engaged in the learning opportunities offered to them throughout the school year as well as to continue their growth in areas of development necessary for an independent and successful future.

Financial Assistance is available for Camp SSTAR. We also provide family support services. Follow the links below for more information.

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For more information on CARE Clubs and Camp SSTAR please contact:

Allyson Bell

Director of Autism Services

abell@heartspring.org
316.634.8869

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