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Social Skills Program

Winter 2018 Social Skills Registration Now Open!

**First time participants must provide a copy of child’s Psycho-educational Assessment**
Children must have a primary diagnosis of LD and/or ADHD to be eligible.

Our Social Skills Program is an 8-week long program designed for children ages 5 to 16 diagnosed with LD and/or ADHD. Participants are divided into age appropriate groups of up to eight (8) children. This program assists in the development of social skills and social problem solving strategies. It also helps to promote self-esteem and self-confidence.

Our Social Skills Program provides a supportive environment to encourage friendship, positive social/emotional behaviours and positive conflict resolution.

Program Information

About the Course:

  • 8 week program
  • Classes are minimum 1 hour and 15 minutes per week
  • Maximum of 8 children per class
  • 2 accredited group leaders
  • Fall, Winter, and Spring programs

Who is the program designed for?
Children diagnosed with a Learning Disability and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who may:

  • Avoid social contact
  • Behave immaturely
  • Be shy or timid in groups
  • Frequently fight with peers
  • Display a lack of self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Enjoy meeting other children with LD and/or ADHD

Strategies Used:
Role Playing

Topics Covered:
There is an emerging awareness that many children with learning disabilities and/ or ADHD have social deficits. Some children need to be explicitly taught social skills, which would lead to self-esteem and self-confidence. The following are

  • Communication
  • Bullying
  • Self-Advocating
  • Co-operation
  • Listening
  • Respect
  • Making friends and keeping them
  • Problem solving strategies


212 Earl Stewart Drive, Aurora


Wednesday January 17, 2018
Wednesday January 24, 2018
Wednesday January 31, 2018
Wednesday February 7, 2018
Wednesday February 14, 2018
Wednesday February 21, 2018
Wednesday February 28, 2018
Wednesday March 7, 2018

Richmond Hill:

Loyal True Blue and Orange Home,
11181 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill


Monday January 15, 2018
Monday January 22, 2018
Monday January 29, 2018
Monday February 5, 2018
Monday February 12, 2018
Tuesday February 20, 2018
Monday February 26, 2018
Monday March 5, 2018


St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 484
Water Street, Newmarket


Tuesday January 16, 2018
Tuesday January 23, 2018
Tuesday January 30, 2018
Tuesday February 6, 2018
Tuesday February 13, 2018
Tuesday February 20, 2018
Tuesday February 27, 2018
Tuesday March 6, 2018

Registration Information

$300 for members
$350 for non members
(includes supplies and tax)

For registrations or information about Social Skills Contact Nina Safary at  tel: 905-884-7933 extension 25  or email at

Please note: We work on first come first serve basis. There are not guarantees for a spot as children are placed in groups depending on number of registrants, their age and gender.

2018 Winter Social Skills Flyer
Social Skills Registration Form

United Way Toronto & York Region