Register today for our Winter Social Skills Program. Limited spaces available. Possible scholarship funding for Pelham families. We love what we have been doing for the past 8 years and look forward to many more rewarding experiences with children and families in Westchester County! For more information visit www.confidentkidclub.com
A special professional can make all of the difference to a child with special needs. These professionals did. Read their inspiring stories here.
I was a 22- year-old single parent with a High School Diploma in the summer of 1989 when my daughter Alexandria was born. Alexandria was born with a very rare chromosomal anomaly. She has severe intellectual disabilities, medical complications and significant behavioral issues. Soon after she was born, I learned quickly how to navigate through systems, including hospitals, rehabilitation facilities,… Read More
Don’t hit that bike, don’t hit that bike, I repeated to myself. Learning to drive at sixteen, I worked hard to steer clear of obstacles in the road. But time and again; my vigilance led me to over-focus on that bike, and the car would veer directly toward where I least wanted it to go. _____________ Fifteen years later, the… Read More
For the past 25 years, I have been creating fun songs which are simple to play and have used them to teach guitar. A little over one year ago I began applying my teaching methods with an eleven year old child of autism. To my amazement, he has blossomed and his success has changed my life. I have decided to… Read More
The SCTL focuses on understanding the process of how kids and teens connect to one another and make friends. We have a particular focus on researching this process in children, teens, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Using a variety of lab and community-based methods, we study how children and teens develop effective social competence. Then we use this… Read More
As a researcher focusing on autism spectrum disorder (ASD), I have spent many years talking to families about participating in research studies. I try to express the importance of research, why it matters, how it can help us to support children and families, and how much progress we’ve made because of it. But 3 years ago – when I had… Read More