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Social Learning Labs promotes lifelong, fulfilling, meaningful social connections for everyone, especially those most challenged by social relatedness - individuals with Autism, ADHD, developmental delays, anxiety or other emotional issues - by creating and disseminating a wide range of innovative activities, books, films, workshops, and curricula focused on social engagement and skill-building.

THERAPEUTIC D & D 

Dungeons and Dragons (DnD) is a roleplaying group game. Typically led by a Dungeon Master (DM) who organizes and develops the challenges of the game, DnD involves using ready-made or personally created characters to undertake quests - battles, treasure hunting, mysteries, etc. As a quest unfolds, so do the individual players and group dynamic. 

Therapeutic DnD uses the format of the game to challenge participants to explore themselves via their characters, relate to their own other players' characters, take risks that they would not usually take, and "try on" and practice a persona or skill very different from their usual tendency. A DnD game can help players in areas such as perspective taking, flexibility, inference, collaborative problem solving, sharing imagination, processing emotional and other non-verbal information, conversation, and self regulation - all via an engaging game in which they are eager to participate. 

FRIDAY GIRLS' NIGHT 

Hang out with other young women for a fun night of art, TV, games and cooking. Find new friends and make social connections in a supportive and safe environment. 

 

Details for Parents

Friday Girl's Nights (FGN) was started to reduce isolation, provide a safe environment for interaction, gently encourage social engagement, and build social abilities in older teens and young women with disabilities. 

FGN is not a drop-in program. Group size ranges from 4-6 participants, carefully screened for interests and compatibility. We are grateful to the peer volunteers from the community are part of our team.