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ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Adventures with Asperger’s (AwA) is a social recreation program designed to target social skills and teach teens and young adults with Asperger’s Syndrome how to be flexible thinkers, problem solvers, and effective collaborators while developing friendships and self initiation. This CARD program is under the auspices of PALS (Providing Autism Links and Supports), a non-profit group that supports services for constituents of the UCF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UCF CARD). AwA is being piloted this year with subsidies from PALS. This program is best suited for teens and young adults with good language and cognitive skills. Participants should be psychologically stable (no Baker Act placements within six months), willing to participate and able to self-control enough not to harm themselves or others during meltdowns or stressed situations. The bulk of this program will happen in the community, and any behavior that will cause the group to be dismissed from a community location cannot be tolerated. Participants with AS must be registered with the UCF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND?
Individuals registered with UCF CARD with diagnoses of Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) that are between the ages of 16-20 years of age.
ADVENTURES WITH ASPERGERS (AWA)