The Day Program provides a curriculum that is individually tailored to each participant’s preferences, interests, and abilities. The curriculum of the day program is grounded in an evidence-based and compassionate approach, providing a safe, comfortable and enriching milieu that promotes learning, belonging and well-being. The day program is based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavior Support. ABA is the systematic use of techniques taken from the scientific principles of behavior that regards the importance of the individual’s environment in altering socially significant behavior. Positive Behavior Support utilizes researched-based interventions to increase the quality of life for individuals with autism and eliminate challenging behaviors. The focus is on the use of respectful and affirming strategies that emphasize positive behaviors, altering the environment and replacing previous behaviors. The Greengard Center for Autism Day Program provides a unique integration of four components:
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Adult Social Skills Group
The Greengard Adult Social Skills Group is for adults (ages 18+) with “high functioning” ASD who are looking to improve their social skills in the many facets of their adult life. The group will focus on various social skills such as: improving self-esteem, communication and conversational skills, coping effectively with conflicts, managing social anxiety, and other challenges of adulthood. The Group meets for 6-week sessions on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00pm. Pizza and limited refreshments will be provided. The cost for this group is $60 a session.
Therapeutic Activity Program (TAP)
The Greengard Therapeutic Activity Program (TAP group) is for adolescents (ages 14-18) with “high functioning” ASD who are looking to build social skills, communication skills, and develop friendships.. while having fun! The TAP group is on-going and meets as a “drop-in” style every 2nd and 4th Thursday each month from 5:00-7:00pm. There is no cost, however, we do appreciate and accept donations.
The Greengard Center for Autism announces the opening of a residence for 5 adults with autism located in Portsmouth, NH and ready for occupancy in July 2020. This home will provide a unique lifelong living and learning opportunity to have an inclusive, quality of life through a safe secure home, a full day program including ongoing education, meaningful work and access to recreation, social and community acceptance and participation. The Residence and Day Programs will include individualized comprehensive positive behavior plans developed and supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). There are available openings for 2 residents which include an entrance fee that is fully refundable.