Being lonely is not a right of passage. Unfortunately, for many children with ASD, LD, ADHD and other related challenges, loneliness is a part of their life. For them making and keeping friends can be as challenging as scaling Mt Everest in sneakers. They're lonely not by choice, but because they need to develop the skills necessary to make friends.
Achieve Fluency offers P.L.A.Y.
(Positive Learning Activities for Youngsters) groups to help children build
friendships through P.L.A.Y. in a fun, supportive environment. Based on
Michelle Garcia Winner's Friendship Peer-a-Mid, each activity will help lay the
foundation of friendship building. Through Legos, arts and crafts, science
experiments and other engaging, age appropriate activities attendees will be
learning about the nuances of friendship. By playing with other children,
basics such as appropriate greetings, differentiating between casual
acquaintances and close friends, and the appropriate use of social media will
be explored. Most importantly, friendships will develop while having a good
All classes will meet at Achieve Fluency's office at 456 Glenbrook Rd., Stamford, CT.