Social Coaching develops the social skills of adults’ ages 16 years old and older with disabilities that may or may not include Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, cognitive challenges or mental illness. Individuals learn skills toward employment, higher education, independent living, and community involvement. The areas of emphasis include: conversation skills, general social skills, self-advocacy, stress management, organization, problem solving, personal safety, time management, independence, and interdependence. The format and curriculum emphasize developing social skills essential to effective transition planning toward individual life goals. We do a pre and post assessment that identifies areas of social concern and areas of improvement.
Sessions are facilitated by our trained professionals, meeting weekly in small groups of 6 participants in the classroom and community. We practice newly developed skills while on excursions to restaurants, events and volunteer opportunities in our communities.
Class sessions are held three times a year, fall, winter and spring/summer and will be made up of 6 individuals. The time and day of the week may vary depending on the session, please contact us to receive specific details of the session you are interested in.
How to Apply: Individuals interested in this program should complete an Application. Click here to complete an online application or contact Stacy Burns to request an application be mailed to you. For more information please contact: Stacy Burns, MOKA Social Coaching Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (616) 301-2218 ext. 15.