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

Minecraft is not really a game. It’s more like a toy. And 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 inspirational 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.

Children’s Sensory Gym Social Skills! *New Class*

Join us in our new state-of-the-art sensory gym to climb, slide, hang, and problem solve with a group of like-minded friends. The participants will work together while utilizing everything our new sensory gym has to offer to complete tasks and participate in games that build problem solving ability, team work and communication skills. This class will challenge the participants both mentally and physically, all while having a great time! (Ages 5 to 10)


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

TAC: 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 programs runs every other weekend. Please call a member of the FCA management team for more information. 11:00am-3:00pm

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 inspirational 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

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

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

 

ADULTS (18-years old & up)

Adulting Together – A Weekly Discussion *New Class!*

Being an adult isn’t always easy. This conversation-based program will give participants a forum to discuss adult topics and concepts, such as expanding your social circle, making and executing plans, preparing for an interview, and even dating. Participants will bring their own topics to discuss and each topic will be discussed over time. When appropriate social outings will be scheduled to reinforce the topics discussed. An intake form will need to be filled out and participants will be chosen to create like-minded groups. Being able to take part in the conversation is a prerequisite to participate.

Social Scene Night Out

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