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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

New at NESCA: Social Skills Groups and Self-Esteem Conference

In Spring 2018, NESCA is partnering with AANE and MGH Aspire to bring Sarah Hendrickx to Massachusetts to provide a keynote talk at a conference about self-esteem for individuals with Asperger/Autism profiles. (Only 50 seats are left at this conference!)


In Summer 2018, NESCA will begin offering social skills groups for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and related profiles.

According to Tony Attwood, low self-esteem is one of most difficult feelings facing individuals on the autism spectrum. This interactive conference keynoting Sarah Hendrickx, and a diverse group of presenters on the autism spectrum, will be a chance for participants, professionals, adults and parents, to examine this topic in depth. We invite you to participate in this discussion which we hope will lead to strategies to improve the feeling of self-worth for those on the spectrum.

I Am Who I Am: Asperger Syndrome and Building Self-Esteem 
April 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm, $50
Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Shipley Auditorium
2014 Washington Street 
Newton, MA United States


NESCA is offering Social Skills Groups!

Starting in summer 2018, NESCA will offer therapeutic drama-based social skills groups for children and adolescents with ASD and related social profiles. NESCA’s social skills groups use the Northeast Arc’s Spotlight Model, developed by Drs. Karen Levine and Matthew Lerner. Each group utilizes improvisational acting games to teach and practice social pragmatic skills with an emphasis on relationship-building and friendship making.

Goals include: 
Group Interaction
Body Language
Tone of Voice
Secrets of Eye Contact

Who is Running Social Skills Groups at NESCA?
Social skills groups at NESCA are led by masters’ or doctoral level clinicians who have several years of training in the Northeast Arc’s Spotlight Model and effectively supporting children and adolescents with social cognitive challenges. 

Groups in summer and fall 2018 will be led by:

Learn more and schedule an intake, contact: 
Rebecca Girard, LICSW

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