Recreational & Social

At the Family Center for Autism, enhancing social skills through recreational therapy programs is an essential element of what we do … and how we help. We offer programs specifically designed to improve social skills for children, tweens & teens and adults with autism who are looking to learn how to make friends and interact within a community setting.

Want to see what’s on tap for the next session? Check out the class schedule. Ready to sign up? Register now.

 

CHILDREN (6- to 11-years old)

Minecraft Mania & More

An introduction to everyone’s favorite—Minecraft! Minecraft is not really a game; it’s more like a toy. It’s a virtual world where you can make just about anything.  Work together to form castles, villages, cities, ships, spaceships, and even fantasy worlds. Socialization, sharing and creativity are all encouraged during this interactive class.

 

Builders Club                                                                    

The Builder’s Club is for children who have an interest in construction utilizing Lego™ bricks. The club enhances imagination, socialization, hand/eye coordination, fine motor skills, and problem solving skills. The Club is the place to get inspired, educated, and entertained with Lego-themed activities.

 

Lunch & Games

Bring a bagged lunch and come and unwind in-between classes. Play some games or simply chat with friends in a fun atmosphere.

 

Glamour Girls

Calling all ladies!  Join us each week to do your makeup, paint your nails, create jewelry, and complete other activities that will show off your glamorous side.  This fun class will also discuss social and friendship skills as well as having a great time!

 


TWEENS/TEENS
(12- to 17-years old)

 Teen Adventure Connection

Travel through Long Island and visit museums, restaurants, parks, mini-golf and more! Learn about money management, safety and travel skills and make new friends along the way. This program runs every other weekend. Please contact us for more information.

 

Builders Club                                                                    

The Builder’s Club is for children who have an interest in construction utilizing Lego™ bricks. The club enhances imagination, socialization, hand/eye coordination, fine motor skills, and problem solving skills. The Club is the place to get inspired, educated, and entertained with Lego-themed activities.

 

Lunch & Games

Bring a bagged lunch and come and unwind in-between classes. Play some games or simply chat with friends in a fun atmosphere.

 

Minecraft and More

This class is a fun and innovative way to enter the popular game of Minecraft. Complete tasks only possible in a 3D virtual world. Participants learn real-world concepts – building, farming, survival, logic, geography, geometry, creativity and teamwork—while working together on a local server to solve problems and socialize in a safe, online space.

 

Social Scene Night Out-Fridays

Come hang out with friends, enjoy a pizza dinner and fun recreational activities at the Center.

 

Glamour Girls

Calling all ladies!  Join us each week to do your makeup, paint your nails, create jewelry, and complete other activities that will show off your glamorous side.  This fun class will also discuss social and friendship skills as well as having a great time!

 

ADULTS (18-years old & up)

Social Scene Night Out-Fridays

Come hang out with friends, enjoy a pizza dinner and fun recreational activities at the Center.