Our latest set of Rex Groups – Adult Group, Yoga Group, and School-Age Group with Spanish Language Parent Group – are up and running with strong enrollment.

As such, we’re doing a series for prospective Group members, for individuals and families who have been wondering what it’s like to be part of a Project Rex social skills group.

In this post, we’ll take you behind the scenes in our most recent Adult Group meetings so that you can get a sense for what we do and how it could help your loved one grow.

Adult Group, Weeks 4, 5, and 6

In Week 4, we focused on electronic communication, including how to leave a voice mail, respond to texts, and converse via instant message.

Week 5 was all about social media do’s and don’ts. We provided overviews of the five most popular social media platforms, covering their intended audiences and primary utilization.

Likewise, we explored safety issues and how to best utilize each social network to support friendship development. We also looked at the differences between in-person friends and social media “friends” with whom one only interacts online.

Since 72% of all online US adults visit Facebook at least once a month, it’s important for young adults with autism to know their social media dos and don’ts, and how to use the most popular social networks to support their friendships.

In Week 6, we practiced entering group conversations with acquaintances or unknown persons with whom we share some common interest.

Discussion included ideal environments and situations for social introduction to take place. Together, we listed steps for conducting conversations, and posed questions to discern whether others welcome participation and comments within a group.

What About Other Groups?

Our School-Age Group with a Spanish Language Parent Group and Yoga Groups are both going well as we move through the final weeks of spring.

Plus, we’ll be announcing dates for our summer Sibling Support Group very soon, so stay tuned!

~The Project Rex team