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Group Offerings

Kids Playing Tug of War

Caregiver Community Support Group

This Group is open to McHenry County Caregivers of individuals with delays, disabilities, or other neurodivergent learning differences. There will be hot topic discussions, sharing, and networking opportunities.

Caregiver Support Group (Spanish)

This group is open to all Spanish-speaker caregivers of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Sibshops

Sibshops are workshop groups for 8-14 year old siblings of kids with special needs. Groups meet monthly from September 2023-May 2024 on the first Saturday of each month from 9am-11:30am. The first session will be on September 2nd. This group is open for registration.

For registration forms in English click here or in Spanish click here.

Healthy Relationships

Hosted by Neuro Inclusive Counseling, Healthy Relationships is a free, 8-week program that focuses on a variety of health relationships for individuals aged 16+ who identify as neurodiverse. Health Relationships meets every Thursday from 5:00 - 6:30 starting January 18, 2024.

Playgroups

Playgroups are hosted by Child & Family Connections and Helping Us Group for you and your children ages 4 and under. Groups are designed to help prepare children for preschool and other structured group activities by offering free play, circle time, crafts, and other activities in a no-pressure environment. 

Hang Out Jr.

Hang Out Jr. is a group designed to give elementary school-aged children with autism an opportunity to hang out in a supportive environment and practice social strategies.

Hang Out Sr.

Hang Out Sr. is a group designed to give middle and high school-aged children with autism an opportunity to hang out in a supportive environment and practice social strategies.

Connections

The purpose of Connections is to offer an opportunity for adults on the autism spectrum to build friendships with one another. The group engages in discussions about life, goals, and strategies and occasionally hosts guest speakers.

Social Skills

Social Skills groups utilize Sea Bridge curricula and strive to teach children and adolescents on the autism spectrum the importance of understanding themselves and their peers!

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