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Social Skill Clubs offered this fall for youths with developmental disabilities

Aug. 14, 2018
 

AIM will host Social Skill Clubs for youths with developmental disabilities this fall.

These free programs focus on building social skills and communication skills, and will be offered in two age groups at both the Elmira and Corning AIM offices.

Youth Social Skill Club, for teenagers and young adults ages 14-21, will be held from 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays on Sept. 11, Sept. 18, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 at the Elmira AIM office, 350 W. Church St. Another session will be held from 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays on Oct. 9, Oct. 16, Oct. 23 and Oct. 30 at the Corning AIM office, 271 E. First St.

Tween Social Skill Club, for children ages 9-13, 4-6 p.m. Thursdays on Sept. 13, Sept. 20, Sept. 27 and Oct. 4 at the Elmira AIM office, 350 W. Church St. Another session will be held from 4-6 p.m. Thursdays on Oct. 11, Oct. 18, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1 at the Corning AIM office, 271 E. First St.

Participants must live at home and have eligibility for services with the New York State Office for Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). These programs are partly funded by OPWDD Family Support Services.

Participants should be independent with personal care needs or escorted by a caregiver or self-directed staff; be without history of flight or aggressive behavior; and have transportation to and from classes.

For more information or to register, contact AIM’s OPWDD Youth Specialist Amanda Gitchell at agitchell@aimcil.com or (607) 962-8225, ext. 210.