As a mother and an Autism Advocate for my son, Bryce, I have found that Bryce is not alone when it comes to his lack of social skills and verbal exchange with others his age. I have discovered that there is an urgent need for a Social Skills Group for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Greater Boston community. Autistic children have a need to socialize but they lack certain social skills and each child’s skills are different. During our Autism journey, I have come across many mothers with autistic children who are searching for a social skills group that will help children with Autism learn how to deal with social encounters. The problem these parents face is that their Health Insurance will not cover this type of group therapy or will only pay for a few sessions, when the group is needed on a larger scale and when insurance runs out, most of these parents do not have the funds to continue to send their child to the group. For those reasons is why I have created Bryce’s Journey, Inc.
Serving high functioning children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. We are now providing a social skills developmental group using evidence based curriculums. The social skills group is led by a licensed social worker. Now, serving 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th graders with expectations to eventually expand up until the 12th grade of high school.
I also provide Parent Support Groups and Parent Educational Workshops for parents. As a mom to a son with a disability I understand how other parents feel. We walk the same journey each and every day.
If you would like to donate to Bryce’s Journey, Inc. you can click the link below. Any donation you provide will help one more child attend the social skills group which is desperately needed in a lot of our communities.
Michelle R. Jenkins, Founder