There will be social skills classes, “Acting Antics” Theatre Class, and “Singing Time” classes available on a limited basis this summer at Jackson Autism Center.
Don’t worry if you think your child is not cut out for theatre- the class is made up to work on social skills like interacting with peers through games and a deeper understanding of emotions. There will be lots of games to play and fun activities with their friends. The class will meet once a week for one hour for 8 weeks during June and July (with the exception of the week of July 4). Groups will be divided by approximate ages 5-7 and 8-10. Children who participate should have the following skills to best match the class: uses phrases and sentences to communicate, has a basic understanding of simple emotions (happy, sad, mad, and scared), is able to stay on task to play a game with a small group of peers for approximately 5-10 minutes (some reminders to stay on task are okay), follows 1 and 2 step directions easily, and is able to ask and answer questions (some help may be needed).
You can sign up here
. Class days and times will be announced, but will more than likely be on Wed. afternoons or Thursdays. Classes will be one hour long.
Children who do not currently attend Jackson Autism Center will need to complete a 15 minute introductory session to assist with class compatibility.
If this does not sound like a good fit for your child, but you are interested in group services, please complete a contact
Another offering JAC is excited to have is “Singing Time.” This class is geared towards children approximately 2-4 years old who have little to no verbal skills. Moms, dads, or caregivers will attend this class with their child. “Play and Sing” will focus on incorporating music, sensory, and language activities for children who are beginning learners. Class days and times will be announced, but will more than likely be on Wed. afternoons or Thursdays.
We would like to hear from you if there is a class you are interested in, but it doesn’t suit your child’s needs. Please fill out a contact form
so we can better meet your child’s needs.