Social Skills Programs
We celebrate and affim neurodiversity at Bridges because we believe that differences in human brain function should be recognized and respected. At the same time, we also believe that understanding how to navigate multiple social worlds offers neurodiverse individuals the chance to build social knowledge that will serve them throughout their lives.
Our social skills program can help to empower beautifully-neurodiverse children to initiate and maintain positive relationships with others as we capitalize on the strengths and interests of each individual.
This is the goal of our social skills programs, where we nurture an inclusive and welcoming environment for youth to interact with same-age peers. While this environment is thoughtfully programmed to improve social awareness and peer relationships, activities are also meaningful and fun.
Our social skills programming framework is purposefully designed based on research and best practices and is led by trained ABA interventionists.
We offer social skills programs for children aged 4-18, grouping them by age to increase the benefits of social and developmentally appropriate engagement and interventions.
We also offer a number of specialty programs where age groups may merge somewhat. These include LEGO©, Dungeons and Dragons, Minecraft, Girl Talk/Guy Group and Adulting 101. In addition, we provide personalized ADHD coaching for teens and young adults as well as respite, community aides and behavioural and developmental aide hours to support your family.
At home and in the community
While we work with youth, we partner with families as they celebrate learning differences while at the same time supporting their child(ren) in navigating their social worlds.
To register for any of these programs, please contact us. We’re happy to help find programming that’s best-suited to your child and family.
WHAT'S AN ADHD COACH?
An ADHD coach is a combination of mentor, accountability partner and cheerleader. Their role is to help people identify, practice and master the skills needed to untangle and conquer the complex challenges of living with ADHD. We’re happy to say that we now offer this service to teens and young adults. Our approach is rooted in relationships, mutual respect and a growth mindset through the lens of ADHD. We build trust as we get to know each client, then identify goals, create step-by-step plans, practice, develop and harness strengths. We also empower each of our clients to discover their inner worth and improve their self-esteem.
Who We Are
Bridges believes in a family-centred approach to helping children gain the skills they need to reach their potential. The focus is on building the children's success skills through meaningful, targeted supports.
We provide small group programming and individual consultation and support to families with children who have a range of developmental deficits.
Our primary focus is on building the foundations of social thinking, behaviour and language needed for success. Our approach is governed by research-based practices and Applied Behaviour Analysis.