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    Programs that provide training in social interaction skills for young children, youth and/or adults with the objective of helping them overcome shyness or aggressiveness, engage in constructive play or other group activities, develop positive peer relationships and feel comfortable in both business and social situations. Sessions may focus on politeness, cooperation, negotiation, problem solving, taking turns, sharing, winning and losing, sportsmanship, body language, eye contact, using appropriate language, telephone manners, peer situations, consequences of actions and initiating, conducting and concluding conversations.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Abington Friends School - Early Childhood ProgramThe foremost goal of the Abington Friends Early Childhood program is to value and to preserve childhood. Our program builds on the excitement and curiosity that our children bring to their first school experience. Designed to strengthen a young child's developing independence and social skills, the Early Childhood Division combines a focus on the individual with an ever widening sense of community. An emphasis on community, rooted in Quaker beliefs, permeate the Early Childhood curriculum. A critical component of our program is our focus on providing children with an opportunity to explore and learn about the diversity in our own community and in our larger society. Our goal is to help children value the differences and, more importantly, the similarities among all people. We believe that if we are successful in this mission in our work with young children, we are doing our part to build a better society.MontgomeryAbington Friends Early Childhood Program - Montgomery; AbingtonAbington Friends School
    Able Training CenterDay programming services for adults (ages 18-59) with special needs. Focus is on engaging activities, community participation, and helping the adults to increase their independent livings skills. Able-Services provides day programming services and transportation to and from services, to adults with special needs. Provides engaging activities for these adults and help them to develop skills to increase their level of independence. Able-Services is part of the lifespan of services provided by Leg Up Farm. YorkAble-ServicesAble-Services
    Blair County Drug & Alcohol Program, Inc. Social Skills TrainingProvides social skills training to adolescents onlyBlairBlair County Drug & Alcohol Program, Inc. Adolescent Social Skills TrainingBlair County Drug & Alcohol Program, Inc.
    Melmark - Residential Options and ServicesResidential Options that Build Confidence: Our residential program offers an array of alternatives for living on campus and in the community. This program engages leading therapeutic methods to assist individuals to achieve their maximum potential, and feature a strong multidisciplinary clinical team approach that focuses on individual strengths, interests, needs, and choices. Using consumer choice and preference, treatment goals are linked to assessment and reflect planning for future care. Social, Recreational and Athletic Services: Well equipped for a variety of activities, Melmark offers indoor and outdoor pools, a covered riding arena, gymnasium, multi-service recreation center, and interactive playgrounds. Students visit surrounding communities regularly for shopping, exercise, and entertainment.Chester*Main Site (Melmark)Melmark
    Philadelphia Parks and Recreation - Conflict Resolution ProgramsStrength Based Skills, A program that builds Social Skills through performing and visual arts programs Programs include: - CREATIVE RESOLUTION THEATER AND WORKSHOPS A touring interactive theater that helps children and adults move from conflict to creative resolution in a fun, safe and supportive environment. - NUTRITION PROGRAM Brings a connection between food choice (nutrition) and behavior (energy) to after-school children. - COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS Practice expressing thoughts and feelings and an introduction to practicing containment skills. - QUILTS An interactive touring program visiting helping children and youth integrate the four-steps to creative resolution while creatively representing their peaceful solutions on a group quilt project. - BUILDING COPING SKILLS Managing thoughts and feelings through increasing coping skills. - ADULT TRAINING Interpersonal Communication Techniques and Conflict Resolution Skills are discussed, demonstrated, and practiced through role-play and interactive exercises, establishing the group as a problem-solving resource.PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Parks and Recreation - Philadelphia; Center CityPhiladelphia Parks and Recreation
    Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom - Young Adult Summer ProgramProject for Freedom's Young Adult Summer Program is a 2-week summer program for 11th and 12th grade students and recent high school graduates with disabilities that focuses on the soft skills–communication skills, interpersonal skills, decision making skills, and lifelong learning skills–necessary for the workplace. Focus will be on job readiness, employment goals, employment opportunities and strategies for success. By the end of the program students will have an awareness of what it takes to be employed, prepare the necessary tools to search for employment, and will effectively present at an interview. Material will be based on “Skills to Pay the Bills” curriculum developed by the Department of Labor specifically for individuals with disabilities. It will be presented in an interactive workshop environment that encourages workplace best practices. The Instructor will monitor progress. Strategies will be developed for improvement and students will leave with the start of an employment plan. Pre and post assessments will measure progress. This program will be the start for continuing education in this critical area of transition from school to work. Make sure your student is prepared for employment. Be a part of this exciting program.AlleghenyPittsburgh Disability Employment Project for FreedomVolunteers of America of Pennsylvania - Sharpsburg
    Potential - Make a Friend ProgramMake a Friend Program utilizes a unique approach to social skills where we target your child’s specific needs in a 1:1 or small group setting, depending on the needs of your child. We use a systematic Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) method to teach social skills. We analyze and create a program that is unique to your child’s needs to develop core skills. We use a building block approach that teaches skills such as joint attention, social play, language, problem solving, and how to make and sustain friendships. This unique program addresses all of the areas that inhibit social skills and fills in the gaps to promote a core foundation while teaching social skills.BucksPotential, Inc. - Bucks; NewtownPotential
    Potential - Social Skills ClassesClasses offer individually tailored lessons conducted in a small staff to student ratio to increase skills in emotion management, conversation, cooperative play, friendship management, and more. - Sessions are led by board-certified behavior analyst and certified special education teacher, Erin Bertoli. - Parents assist in the skills that are targeted. - Lessons are taught using research-based interventions that include: social stories, video modeling, and role-play. - At the end of each session, parents are given concrete information on targeted skills and strategies used to allow for generalization across settings.BucksPotential, Inc. - Bucks; NewtownPotential
    Rockin' Rodney Moore's Fight to Learn - Youth Educational ProgramsThe Fight to Learn Program exists to give 5 to 12 year old boys and girls from low and moderate-income backgrounds the opportunity to improve their literacy skills, computer skills and social skills in a totally supportive background-under adult supervision. There is one adult staff person for every five participants. Our goal is to prepare the youth-many of whom come from dysfunctional families-for future success as citizens and parents. It is all too common to see young people with promise not develop their intellectual and social skills while falling victim to illiteracy, drug addiction, homelessness and/or incarceration. Fight to Learn's goal is the preparation of at-risk youth for productive adult roles and responsibilities. This is important for the youth themselves, for their families and for our community.PhiladelphiaFight to Learn After School Program - Philadelphia; Northeast PhiladelphiaRockin' Rodney Moore's Fight to Learn
    Salvation Army Harrisburg Citadel Corps - Bridging the GapLife skills program for area youth. Topics covered during the 20 hour program include self-esteem, drug and alcohol education & prevention,money management, the employment process, banking, anger management, conflict resolution, healthy relationships, community resources, STD/STI education, decision making. Also offerred are 45 minutes to 3 hour Bridging the Gap Workshops on any of the above topics. Program can be offered on-site and through out the community.DauphinSalvation Army Harrisburg Citadel CorpsSalvation Army Harrisburg Citadel Corps
    Salvation Army, York, Bridging the Gap School Based ProgramBridging The Gap (BTG) is a character education / life skills course presented by Salvation Army staff to fifth grade students in their own school classrooms during regular school day hours. The once-a-week course runs for one half of the school year and covers such topics as "anger management" and "empathy." There are opportunities during the year for family centered events to celebrate their student's successes in the program.YorkSalvation Army, York, Community CenterSalvation Army - York County
    Social Skills Treatment - GABSProgram designed to strengthen the social interaction and communication skills of children. Small group format with other peers.BucksGalena Autism & Behavioral Health - Bucks CountyGalena Autism & Behavioral Services
    Variety At Play"Variety at Play" involves partnerships with area venues to provide disability friendly outing for families throughout the Delaware Valley and across the East Coast. Prior to the event, Variety holds information sessions with the staff at each venue to train them on the various special needs children have and how to interact and engage the families and children. Variety and the community recognize venue participants as special needs friendly business. Current At Play Participants include: - Sesame Place - Please Touch Museum - Adventure Aquarium - River RinkPhiladelphiaVariety - The Children's Charity - Philadelphia; Center CityVariety-The Children's Charity
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - HJ Heinz Campus: Psychosocial Residential Rehabilitation Treatment ProgramVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's HJ Heinz Campus Psychosocial Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (PRRTP) provides a caring and supportive environment where individuals with psychiatric disabilities can obtain the skills, knowledge and supports necessary to successfully transition into the community residential role of their choice. Services include:
    • Goal setting,
    • Housing awareness,
    • Budgeting,
    • Money management,
    • Illness self-management,
    • Medication management,
    • Healthy living skills,
    • Daily living skills (cooking, cleaning, shopping) ,
    • Recovery,
    • Peer support,
    • Social skills
    AlleghenyVA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
    Wings for Success - Job Readiness WorkshopsA Six-Part Image Seminar Wings For Success’ offers a workshop called "Next Step...Success" The structure of this program allows us the flexibility to break our workshops down over the course of several weeks, when needed, thus making them more detailed regarding positive body image, shopping on a budget, interviewing tips, proper hair styling and makeup and, of course, wardrobe guidance. We can also do this program as a one-day event if that is more convenient. Chester*Main Site (Wings for Success)Wings for Success
    YAP - Lancaster Behavioral Health ProgramYouth Advocate Program (YAP) offers a Behavioral Health Program that serves children and families in the home, school and the community. YAP offers a Behavioral Specialist Consultant, Mobile Therapist and/or Therapeutic Staff Support Services to work as a team with the family, school, other agencies, etc.LancasterYouth Advocate Program - LancasterYouth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP)
    YAP - OBRA Waiver ProgramThe OBRA Waiver Program is designed to provide support for adults diagnosed with Autism. The Advocate will provide services at the home and community and work on targeted skills (life skills, social skills, etc.).LancasterYouth Advocate Program - LancasterYouth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP)
    Youth Advocate Program - Northampton Advocate ProgramDevelops and offers community-based alternatives for children and youth at highest risk of out-of home placement. Licensed provider of behavioral health services, offering a full spectrum of individualized, family-focused support and services to youth and families with various psychological and emotional needs. NorthamptonYouth Advocate Program - NorthamptonYouth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP)

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