Programs & Services - Social Skills Program

Kids Like Me New Buds: Blossoming Friendship Group

A conversation & friendship skills group for neurodivergent children ages 4-6 years old

The Help Group’s Kids Like Me is pleased to offer New Buds: Blossoming Friendships, a conversation and friendship skills group for neurodivergent children ages 4-6 years old. The group is designed to facilitate social skills development in a structured, fun, and supportive environment. Led by highly trained professionals, this group will enable children to gain competencies related to peer interaction while fostering meaningful friendships. The group follows a 90-minute per week curriculum that teaches a variety of skills (included below) with some sessions devoted to parent training to maximize generalization of skills:

90-minute weekly sessions are designed to teach:

  • Emotional regulation &
  • development
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Conversation skills
  • Theory of mind
  • Frustration tolerance
  • Friendship making

Children will need to be interviewed to determine if the program is a match for them. Children should have conversational (non-echoed) skills and be able to attend group lessons with minimal support.

For more information or when the next group is set to launch please email us!