Autism Groups

At Enrich+, we run groups catering to those with Asperger’s and autism, aged five to 25 years old. Simply click on the group below, or scroll down.

Kids+ Group

WHO CAN ATTEND

Kids+ is developed mainly for children aged between five and 10 years old, who are on the autism spectrum, or who have general social difficulties, and are usually attending mainstream schooling.

 

WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE SESSION

Through games, activities and discussion, we assist children to develop their social and communication skills, increase independence, make friends and support them with emotional understanding and regulation.
Working in groups, we strive to offer a 1:4 staff-to-participant ratio to support your child.

 

COST

The cost is $20 per session, however we do offer a 10-session concession card for $180.

 

WHEN

Hamilton and Tauranga : Wednesdays : 4pm – 5.30pm

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS

Parents/caregivers are welcome to stay for the first session, or until your child is settled in. We then encourage you to leave your child in our capable hands for the duration of the session.

 

HOW DO I ACCESS THIS SERVICE

If this sounds right for you, please contact us to discuss the next step.

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Teens+ Group

WHO CAN ATTEND

Teens+ is for 11 – 15-year-olds with asperger’s, autism or general social difficulties, who are usually attending mainstream schooling.

 

WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE SESSION

Our facilitators focus on increasing social and communication skills through activities, games and discussions.

We aim to develop life skills, as well as skills needed for school (such as transitioning into high school), making friends, navigating through relationship challenges and teambuilding.

Working in groups, we strive to offer a 1:4 staff-to-participant ratio to support your teen but encourage teens to manage their own behaviours and independence within the group.

 

COST

The cost is $20 per session, however we do offer a 10-session concession card for $180.

 

WHEN

Tauranga : Wednesdays : 6pm – 8pm
Hamilton : Wednesdays and Thursdays : 6pm – 8pm

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS

Parents/caregivers are welcome to stay for the first session, or until your teen is settled in. We then encourage you to leave your teen in our capable hands for the duration of the session.

 

HOW DO I ACCESS THIS SERVICE

If this sounds right for you, please contact us to discuss the next step.

Contact us

Youth+ Group

WHO CAN ATTEND

Youth+ accommodates 16 – 25-year-olds with asperger’s, autism or general social difficulties who are able to manage their own behaviours and have a reasonable level of independence and communication.

 

WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE SESSION

We work in groups to develop independence, extend social circles, build friendships, and gain a sense of belonging. Essential personal and life skills, such as effective communication, working with others, and increasing cooking and other independence skills are developed through activities, games and discussions.

We offer sessions designed to develop social and life skills within a safe environment, as well as spending time in the local community, visiting places such as restaurants, shops and game centres.

 

COST

The cost is $20 per session, however we do offer a 10-session concession card for $180.

 

WHEN

Tauranga : Wednesdays : 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Hamilton : Thursdays : 6.30pm – 8.30pm

 

HOW DO I ACCESS THIS SERVICE

If this sounds right for you, please contact us to discuss the next step.

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Tabletop+ Group

WHO CAN ATTEND

Tabletop+ is for teenagers and young adults that are able to manage their own behaviours, have a reasonable level of independence and communication, and a basic level of literacy and numeracy skills.

 

WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE SESSION

We offer Dungeons and Dragons groups with Dungeon Masters. These Dungeon Masters are also facilitators experienced in supporting people with disabilities, autism, neurodiversity and general social difficulties. We aim to provide support to transfer the skills gained playing into real life and help those playing develop the confidence to access their own role-playing games within their local community.

Research is growing on the positive benefits with participating in role-playing games, such as developing an individual’s theory of mind, teamwork, cooperation skills, communication and problem-solving skills, to name a few.

 

COST

The cost is $20 per session, however we do offer a 10-session concession card for $180.

 

WHEN

Tabletop+ runs on both Tuesday and Wednesday evenings during term time. Please contact us for more information.

 

HOW DO I ACCESS THIS SERVICE

If this sounds right for you, please contact us to discuss the next step.

Contact us