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Embrace Program: Social Skills Training for Autism

"Autism does not come with an instruction guide. It comes with a family who will never give up." Kerry Magro

The Embrace Program at Caliber Autism is about the social skills training intervention for youth with social challenges. This program encourages the client’s with ASD interaction with family as well as with other community members. This helps in appreciating and understanding their uniqueness.

Programs are also present for interaction between parents and siblings of an individual with ASD which allows an outlet for emotions. Part of the treatment planning that is done for the client will include how the client interacts with his/her family and the community. This program will target methods of effective communication, interactive playtime with siblings, and more. The family will be able to learn how to play a modified board game so their child can also participate and have fun amongst other skills. Sharing, taking turns, and engaging in a preferred activity of the sibling(s) will all be skills that will be targeted with this program.
This program will be conducted in the home setting and will comprise of a family meeting that will occur as often as the family needs or as recommended by the BCBA. During family meetings, real-life scenarios can be discussed, examples of how to engage clients will be demonstrated, and role-play of situations if needed. Some of the training may involve how to start a conversation or how to be a good sport while playing a sport/game or how to handle an argument. Parents are taught how to assist their children in making and keeping friends. The purpose of this program is to empower families to feel confident when they are parenting their child and for siblings to have strong relationships with the client. The client diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder progresses more in therapy with the support of his/her family.

This program also emphasizes an individual with ASD to interact with other autistic individuals in the community.

The Embrace program is inspired from Caliber’s belief which is “Individuals on the Autism Spectrum exhibit different abilities and each ability is special.” These unique abilities must be harnessed to make them socially productive by our program.

Furthermore, our team understands that “it takes a village to raise a child.” This famous phrase can be explained as an entire community of people who must interact with children to experience and grow in a safe and healthy environment. In this perspective, the family and community are the village and child are the individual on the Autism spectrum disorder.

Contact CAC’s BCBA today to see how you get enrolled in the Embrace Program!

Our Embrace program ushers joy back into the lives of families