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Saint Francis University announces first Social Skills Group

March 14, 2012

Saint Francis University is introducing its first Social Skills Group, Saint Francis CARES (Children with Autism Receiving Emotional and Social Training). The group will be directed by university students in the education program, and will be supervised by an education department faculty member.

Saint Francis University is introducing its first Social Skills Group, Saint Francis CARES (Children with Autism Receiving Emotional and Social Training). The group will be directed by university students in the education program, and will be supervised by an education department faculty member.

The class is open to children ages 8 to 11 who have been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome or High Functioning Autism, or those with similar characteristics. It will help children who are having difficulty interacting with friends, understanding emotions and/or communicating effectively with others. The group will address topics such as conversation skills, good sportsmanship, anger management, apologizing, giving and receiving compliments, and interactions at social gatherings.

CARES will be held on the Saint Francis University campus every Thursday for six weeks beginning March, 22. The class is free, and will be limited to eight students.

For more information about CARES, or to register, call the Saint Francis education department at 814-472-3147.