What We Do

Social Bridges® collaborates with teachers, parents, and outside professionals to identify goals, target follow-up needs, and generalize  skills to school and home settings. This "team approach" is an integral part of the Social Bridges® program.   Social Bridges® provides school-age children and adolescents with the opportunity to develop skills through cooperative activities, discussion, and practice.

  • Parent participation includes attending: the intake interview with your child, checkpoint and end of semester conferences and parent training. Weekly participation includes: bringing your child to his/her group, reading and responding to weekly communiation (Bridges to Home), and practicing skills at home.

  • Individual goals will be identified for each child based on intake interview, parent input and observations from facilitators and professionals working with the child. Communication will be provided through Simple Practice (online parent portal). 

  • Our goal is to help the child generalize the skills learned to their natural settings, school, and home. We collaborate with their teachers and outside professionals to meet this goal.

  • We offer guidance and support for parents whose children struggle with social challenges through our Support Group.

  • Parent training is provided to teach parents how to be their child's social coach.

  • Bridges to Home provides suggestions for social coaching and reinforcement for parents and families.

  • We provide peer planned community outings/community service projects to help generalize skills for the Adolescent,  Teen and Young Adult programs.

  • We offer on-going reinforcement group sessions for Social Bridges® through "Clubs."

  • Program graduates can cultivate leadership skills and receive community service hours through volunteering in our Leader in Training (LIT) program.

  • After School Group Sessions

    Participants will learn to:
  • Match others (body, topic, mood activity)

  • Recognize/communicate feelings

  • ​Self-regulate/self-calm (feelings,body)

  • “Read” and respond to social cues (facial, body, verbal, etc.)

  • Develop tools for handling difficult experiences with peers

  • Join a group (initiate/engage in conversations)

  • Become a valued member of a group

  • Practice cooperation

  • Become resilient /move on

  • Respect personal space

  • Implement problem solving skills

© Social Bridges® 2020

202 Lookout Place

Maitland, FL 32751