Hattie Larlham’s Twinsburg Tweens community club for young adults between the ages of 9 and 14 on the autism spectrum will start its nine-week winter/spring session on Friday, January 31. The club meets every other Friday from 6-8 p.m. Meetings will be held at the Constant Companions at 7996 Darrow Road, Suite 20, Twinsburg, Ohio. The cost for the program will be $25 per meeting. All young adults from Twinsburg and surrounding areas are welcome to join.
Twinsburg Tweens helps young adults on the autism spectrum build social skills through hands-on learning activities. The goal is to create a safe, welcoming and fun environment where participants can build friendships as well as gain confidence and self-esteem. Program activities led by experienced Hattie Larlham staff will focus on the specific interest of participants. Past activities have included arts and crafts, visits to Hattie’s Doggie Day Care & Boarding and movie nights.
“Young adults with autism have an especially difficult time during the transition from elementary school to middle school and from middle school to high school,” said Julie Lowe, Director of Community Programming at Hattie Larlham. “They see other students participating in extracurricular activities, forming friendships and spending time with each other outside of the classroom. Students with autism may want that too and Hattie Larlham’s community clubs provide them with a safe, accepting environment to build those connections with others.”
To register for the program, call Ashley Robinson, Coordinator of Community Programming at Hattie Larlham at 330.274.2272, ext. 3166. For a full schedule of dates, visit http://www.hattielarlham.org/v/play-autism-community-clubs.asp.
About Hattie Larlham
Established in 1961, Hattie Larlham is a nonprofit organization that provides services to 1,500 children and adults with developmental disabilities. Hattie Larlham inspires people with disabilities and their families to dream and achieve through the medical, vocational and recreational services the organization offers. For more information, visit www.hattielarlham.org.
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