Café Society 
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A new ASK Programme for Adolescents and Young Adults with Learning Differences and Special Educational Needs

Starting on September 17th 2016 on alternate Saturdays from 3 to 4:30 pm

ASK is launching a new social group called Cafe Society for young adults who would like to meet and socialise with peers in a safe environment as well as practice various social skills and learn life skills that are necessary to lead successful, independent lives and be confident in a wide range of social situations. The group will meet on alternate Saturdays at different cafes around Geneva. In addition to overall group aims, we will address individual objectives during the year. These aims will be discussed with each member of the society in order to maximize the group’s potential to meet the needs of its members.

Group Objectives

  • Communication: organising your thoughts, asking appropriate questions, asking for help, written communication, and appropriate online communication.
  • Social interaction: understanding and responding to body language, initiating and maintaining conversation across a diverse range of social situations.
  • Time management: making effective use of a daily/weekly agenda, estimating activity duration, appropriate division of time amongst various activities, and making and keeping appointments and reservations.
  • Organisational skills: planning activities, routes and transport; setting and sticking to a budget performing chores around the house; and shopping in an efficient way.

Each week, the session will focus on a particular theme/skill towards which the group will work in an enjoyable and “close to real life” situation.  Parents will receive a weekly group report via email.

Examples of Themes

  • Friends: what distinguishes good and not-so-good friends, and how to initiate and maintain satisfying friendships.
  • Public transport: how to make effective use of public transport, arriving on time, and what to do should one get lost.
  • Restaurants: how to order food, what constitutes a healthy meal, sticking to a budget, and general table and restaurant etiquette.
  • Safety: safeguarding one’s physical safety, staying safe online, distinguishing strangers from friends, traveling safely and independently

In order to effectively meet the needs of our members, we encourage your feedback and welcome any questions, comments, and ideas.

Programme Facilitators:

Please contact cafesociety@allspecialkids.org for further information.

Practical Details

Starting on September 17th 2016 on alternate Saturdays from 3 to 4:30 pm

Fees:

  • ASK Member: CHF715
  • Non-ASK Members: CHF850

If you are not already an ASK Member, become one now and benefit from reduced Member rates right away!

The dates in 2016 are:
Sept 17 and 24,
Oct 8 and 22,
Nov 5 and 19,
Dec 3 and 17.

Dates for 2017 will be confirmed soon.

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