We Help Kids Build Social Connections

Social connections are key for shaping relationships with others. We know that a variety of interactions contribute to the way we engage with others. Those could include anything from facial expressions to verbal and nonverbal communication. We focus on developing the kinds of abilities that help children build relationships.

We understand that children on the autism spectrum sometimes need additional mentorship to establish and maintain friendships.. They may have a difficult time understanding social cues, having meaningful conversations, and forming relationships.

At WEAP, we help children make friends through active participation in small groups. Experienced leaders are dedicated to bringing young people together to engage in activities which provide opportunities to further their abilities with:

  • Maintaining conversations
  • Negotiating situations
  • Sharing and taking turns
  • Following directions
  • Respecting boundaries
  • Identifying emotions
  • Showing empathy

Social connections are at the heart of bringing together family, friends, and the community.