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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

July 20, 2012

Contact: Bevin Theodore, Director of PR & Communications

610-799-7797

800-25-PEACE, ext. 7797

bevin.theodore@kidspeace.org

  

KidsPeace offers autism after-school program 

 

FOUNTAIN HILL – Children and teens with an autism diagnosis can get therapy outside of the school day through KidsPeace’s autism after-school program on our Broadway campus.

Transportation is provided from the child’s school to the program facility in Fountain Hill. The after-school program includes social skills groups for children 6 through 16 who have an autism, Asperger’s or PODNOS (pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified) diagnosis.

Individualized treatment plans are created and worked on in a group setting. The innovative curriculum is designed to help children learn to improve communication, social, coping, impulse control, attention to task, frustration tolerance, interaction, play, sensory and safety skills. Children will have the chance to make new friends and learn and grow in socially appropriate ways while earning praise, prizes and positive reinforcement daily.

For additional information, call program Supervisor Alexis Harvey at 610-703-0478, head team Leader Jen Mucellin at 610-799-8659 or 610-799-8617.

Parents are invited to the KidsPeace Family Center’s Outpatient Services Building from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays for pizza. Respond by contacting 610-799-8222 or somwega@kidspeace.org.

KidsPeace is proud to celebrate 130 years of living out our mission to give hope, help and healing to children, families and the communities we serve. Follow us on Facebook or on Twitter @kidspeace.

About KidsPeace

Founded in 1882, KidsPeace is dedicated to serving the behavioral and mental health needs of children, preadolescents, teens and young adults, offering a comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational services; and a variety of foster care and community-based programs to give hope, help and healing to children, families and communities. KidsPeace offers services in Georgia, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

 
   
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