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Day Programs

​​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:

  • NEW LEARNING NEVER ENDS The GCFA Day Program goals focuses on developing new skills as well as maintaining already acquired skills: communication, functional academics and adaptive living skills, expected behavior skills, social skills, and individualized leisure and employment skills. The Day Program will cover a full spectrum of daily living skills in order to challenge all participants to continue to expand their life goals and to improve their quality of life.
  • FAMILY INPUT IS ESSENTIAL for the individual’s success. GCFA believes that the family’s knowledge of their child’s unique history and culture, learning profile, the parent’s hopes and dreams must be carefully documented and honored.
  • COMMITMENT TO LIFELONG HEALTHY LIVING IS VITAL Developing regular exercise, expanded nutritious food choices, involvement in the arts, and active participation in recreational opportunities will help to provide the participants with confidence, expanded opportunities for enjoyment and a positive well-being.
  • CREATING MEANINGFUL WORK AND SOCIAL OPPORTUNITIES IS KEY GCFA is committed to developing valuable employment and volunteer opportunities within the local community; such as The GreenGarden project, our first venture.

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Group Program

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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. 

Greengard Residence

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. 

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