Summer 2024 Group

Stay Calm, Carry On, and Keep Making Friends

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This 9-week session is devoted to helping group participants learn skills related to the core components of healthy friendships—i.e., caring, respect, responsibility, generosity, honesty, and being fun to be around.  We will work on practical ways to apply them to navigate tricky situations in relationships utilizing regulation and coping strategies.

A typical evening includes the following:

5:00-5:20  Check in, Eat Together (participants bring own dinner), and Goal Setting

5:20-6:00  Physical /Group at park or using components of SMART/neurological reorganization in the clinic

6:00-7:25  Staff teaching and craft

7:25-7:30  Wrap-up including feedback

Meeting Dates:  June 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, & 25; August 8, 15, & 22

Information or to register: contact Melissa at (952) 475-2818 or email

Spring 2023 Group

Whirligigs: Lessons from around the world

Our winter Social Skills Group will explore lessons about life, love, and friendship through stories from around the globe. 
Using stories from around the world, children will form their own folktale about themselves and their relation with others. Components of friendship and developing qualities such as being trustworthy, generous, appreciative, having frustration tolerance, and perseverance are just some of the topics covered in this group. We will also work on rules of friendship, self-regulation, and coping skills through experiential play including games, movement, and art.

Schedule for Group

5:00-5:30 Check-in & eat (each child brings his/her dinner)

5:30-6:20 Physical/Group Recreation—Neurological Reorganization or go to Park

6:20-6:50  Staff/Mentor Teaching–Lesson on Friendship

6:50-7:25  Craft

7:25-7:30 Wrap-up/Clean-up

Dates & Times:  Thursdays from 5:00-7:30 on January 19; February 2 & 16; March 3, 17, & 31; April 13 & 17; & May 11 & 25.

Registration: contact Melissa at (952) 475-2818 or email

Fall 2022 Group Dude, That’s Rude! Get Some Manners

This 7-week session is devoted to helping group participants (ages 6-15) learn good manners and proper behavior that will aid them in building and maintaining friendships. We will work on proper communication both in person and over text, how to host and guest, table etiquette, giving and gifting, and more!

Schedule for Fall 2022 Group

5:00-5:20 p.m.  Check-in & eat (each child brings his/her dinner), goal setting

5:20-6:00 p.m.  Physical/Group Recreation @ Park or components of neurological reorganization/SMART at clinic

6:00-6:50 p.m.  Staff/Mentor Teaching and Craft

7:25-7:30 p.m. Wrap-up/Clean-up

Dates & Times:  Thursdays from 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on September 15 & 29, October 13 & 17, November 10, December 8 & 22

For more information or to register, contact Melissa at (952) 475-2818