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Youth social skills programs begin in February

Jan. 18, 2019
 

AIM’s Youth Social Skill Clubs and Tween Social Skill Clubs will begin in February.

These free, four-week programs improve social skills, communication, peer interaction, social appropriateness, and independent living skills for youths with developmental disabilities. They will be offered in Elmira and Corning.

Youth Social Skill Club is for ages 14-21 and will be held from 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays on Feb. 12, Feb. 19, Feb. 26 and March 5 at the Elmira AIM office, 350 W. Church St. A second session will be held from 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays on March 12, March 19, March 26 and April 2 at the Corning AIM office, 271 E. First St.

Tween Social Skill Club is for ages 9-13 and will be held from 4-6 p.m. Thursdays on Feb. 14, Feb. 21, Feb. 28 and March 7 at the Elmira AIM office. A second session will be held from 4-6 p.m. Thursdays on March 14, March 21, March 28 and April 4 at the Corning AIM office.

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.