For many years, one of the most popular services at CRG has been our social skills and educational groups. Typically facilitated by a CRG psychologist, these small group experiences take place throughout a semester and target a specific age group or type of client. The fee structure is more affordable than individual sessions (i.e., $70.00/session or, in some cases, no charge). Other benefits of groups is the opportunity to learn from and with your peers – others who can understand and contribute to your situation. Just as CRG shifted its assessment, medication, therapy and coaching services to a telehealth approach during the pandemic, our providers have also switched to conducting groups online with the virtual platform of GoToMeeting.
We are now registering participants for Spring 2021 groups. Membership is limited to keep groups responsive to individual members’ needs. Please call Nick in our Front Office (317.575.9111) for additional information on the cost per session or to sign up. Here is a description of Spring groups.
Dr. Nathan Larson plans to continue running his current groups for boys; new members are welcome to join.
Solutions (Thursdays 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.) – This group is designed for 10-12 year old boys to facilitate the development and use of social skills.
Challengers (Thursdays 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) – This group is designed for 13-15 year old boys to facilitate the development and use of social skills.
Social Saturdays (Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.) – This group is designed for 8-10 year old boys to facilitate the development and use of social skills.
Dr. Anna Merrill plans to continue running her current groups; new members are welcome to join.
Girl’s Group (First and third Tuesdays 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) – This group is for 8-10 year old girls who struggle with social skills.
SPS (Social Problem Solvers) (Second and fourth Mondays 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.) – This group is designed for 13-16 year old adolescents with autism spectrum disorder or other social and pragmatic communication challenges.
Launch into Life (First and third Wednesdays 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.) – This group is designed for 17-26 year old adults with autism spectrum disorder or other social and pragmatic communication challenges.
In addition, Dr. Sandy Burkhardt will continue offering her teleconference series in the spring, which is called ASD Road Trip The fee is $50 per session or $150 for all four topics. Join Dr. Burkhardt for teleconferences devoted to supporting families of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder with information, explanation and understanding. The four-part series will involve a monthly meeting via GoToMeeting on Tuesday evenings (7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.). Dates and topics include:
Topic 1 (1/26/21) – Detour Ahead. A closer look at the ways an ASD diagnosis does and doesn’t impact family life.
Topic 2 (2/23/21) – Are We There Yet? The do’s and don’ts of talking with people on the autism spectrum.
Topic 3 (3/30/21) – Breakdowns and Repairs. Engineering for success and using positive supports to restore calm.
Topic 4 (4/27/21) – Enjoying the Scenery. The charm and challenge of loved ones with ASD.