Approximately 50% of all savants have autism, while only about five to ten percent of individuals with autism possess extraordinary savant skills.
High School Readiness
This group is for girls and boys age 13-16 years of age diagnosed with High Functioning Autism or Asperger’s. The group is designed to help improve social awareness for participants entering into a high school setting in the near future. The goal of the program is to help participants relate with others and to provide them with a variety of different perspectives on how to establish and maintain peer conversation skills, choosing and maintaining friends, bullying, handling disagreements as well as peer pressure. Group activities and video modeling will be tools used during the group to explore these topics. Parent handouts will be sent home with teens each week to keep parents informed and encourage further discussion on the topics.