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Check this page regularly for information about events, programs, support groups and other autism-related activities taking place throughout Connecticut.
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Vista Life Innovations has announced they are offering their Exploring Independence Summer Program this year from August 1-12, 2016. This program gives individuals with neurological challenges and other related disabilities the chance to learn the independence and social competenece of adulthood in a supported learning environment.

Growing Potential Services in Enfield has announced it is now offering psychiatric services for children and adolescents ages 5-21. These services include holistic psychiatric evaluations, diagnostic clarification, psychopharmacology and medication management, second opinion consultations, and consultations with families, schools, and other therapists.

Roseann Capanna-Hodge, EdD, is now offering social skills groups for children ages 6-8 and 11-13 at her office in Ridgefield. The group for children ages 6-8 will meet every other Thursday at 5:30 PM beginning March 24, and will focus on play skills and flexible thinking in a social atmosphere, while the group for children ages 11-13 will meet every other Wednesday at 5:00 PM starting March 16, and will focus on conflict resolution, problem solving, and social thinking. The cost is $75, and registration and pre-payment is required.

Harbor Light Therapy and Social Center in Fairfield is now offering social groups for children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. These small, targeted groups will focus on teaching relationship-building, emotional regulation, and communication and conversation skills, and will meet once a week from 4:00-5:00 PM for six weeks starting February 29, 2016. Space is available on a first-come first-served basis, and costs $250 per child.

Support groups for mothers and fathers of children with special needs will be meeting beginning February 2016 in Westport.

The Therapy Center at Abilis is now offering Sibshops, a social and recreational networking program and support group for children ages 6-15 who have a brother or sister with a disability. This group will meet every other Thursday from 4:00-5:00 PM for eight weeks at their office at 1150 Summer Street in Stamford, and this program can also be brought to your school or community.

Abilis Therapy Center in Stamford has announced they are offering social skills and social cognition groups for children and young adults ages 3-21. These groups are run by a certified school psychologist and a speech-language pathologist, based on scientific research, tailored to each participant's individual needs, and are fun-filled, educational, and activity-based.

The Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC) is promoting their Family Connections program, for parents with children in Connecticut's Birth to Three system who are looking for support. CPAC matches parents, one-on-one, with experienced parent mentors who also have children with disabilities who have been through Birth to Three, and are able to provide answers to questions, a listening ear, resources, and guidance.

The Sonia Plumb Dance Company in West Hartford has announced a new class on dance technique for children ages 7-9 on the autism spectrum. Students on the autism spectrum will learn the basic elements of dance technique, including alignment, musicality and rhythm. Discovering their relationships to space and time, students will grow emotionally, socially, physically and cognitively. Classes can help improve memory and cognition, problem solving, acceptance of others, sensory and spatial awareness, balance, control and coordination, sense of purpose and self-esteem.

Arts For Healing in New Canaan offers a new program for children ages 10-13 with special needs. This weekly social skills group will incorporate music, movement, and art as natural ways to communicate. The program will encourage speech and language and self-expression through interactive activities led by trained therapists. The class will be held at the Grace Farms Foundation Community Center, 365 Lukes Wood Road in New Canaan from Wednesday, January 27 through Wednesday, March 23, from 4:00–5:30 PM. The cost of the program is $320.