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Groden Network Receives $25,000 RI Foundation Grant

We’ve received a $25,000 grant from the Rhode Island Foundation’s Special Medical Program! This grant will be used to develop a new training program entitled The Complexities of Grieving: A Process for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities. The goals of this training are as follows:  To provide training to care staff and other direct service providers… Continue Reading

Reaching Out in Thanks to Our Veterans – Groden Gives Back

Reaching Out in Thanks to Our Veterans – Groden Gives Back

The younger students at the Groden Center in classroom 1C have been learning about our country and those who keep us safe and fight for our freedom.  The students wanted to send a special thanks to those who have served our country.  For Veterans Day, the students created cards that were mailed to the VA… Continue Reading

The Cove Center Job Fair on December 28th

The Cove Center Job Fair on December 28th

The Cove Center is having a Job Fair! Wednesday, December 28, 2016 4:00-6:00pm Location: The Cove Center 610 Manton Ave-Second Floor Providence, RI 02909  ON-SITE INTERVIEWS Refreshments provided Please bring a current resume Residential Behavioral Specialist and Behavior Specialist (Full/Part-Time/Subs) Positions available 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts available Support adults with autism and other developmental challenges at… Continue Reading

Transporters DVD for Emotion Recognition in Children with ASD

This research was conducted in collaboration with Dr. Paul LaCava from Rhode Island College in the spring of 2016. The purpose of this project was to explore whether or not the Transporters DVD, which was created to help teach emotional recognition (ER) skills to children with ASD, is effective in increasing ER skills in pre-… Continue Reading

VIA Positive Trait Classification Study

This project was conducted with doctoral psychology interns from the University of Rhode Island who worked at The Groden Center in 2013 and 2014.  The purpose of this project was to identify positive character traits that supervisors and special education teachers commonly use in their work and explain how they are put into action.  The… Continue Reading

My Own World Project

My Own World Project

My Own World is a photography project that encourages students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and associated disabilities to photograph objects that are of interest in their school and home environments. Cameras are used both in school and sent home where students can simply photograph what they choose or take part in topic/themes such as… Continue Reading

Understanding and Treating Self-Injurious Behavior in Autism

Understanding and Treating Self-Injurious Behavior in Autism

Dr. June Groden, Dr. Cooper Woodard, Vice President of Clinical Services & Training/Director of the RITE (Residential Intensive Treatment & Evaluation Program), and Dr. Leslie Weidenman, Director of the Early Intervention Program co-authored a chapter titled “A Stress-Reduction Approach to Addressing Self-Injurious Behavior in Individuals with Autism.” This chapter addresses self-injurious behaviors (SIB) by focusing… Continue Reading

SEEKING PARTICIPANTS FOR A RESEARCH STUDY: Resiliency Intervention for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

SEEKING PARTICIPANTS FOR A RESEARCH STUDY: Resiliency Intervention for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Researchers at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine (www.bensonhenryinstitute.org) are offering an 8-session, 1-1.5 hours a week virtual-delivery resiliency program to parents of children with ASD. If you are parent of a child with ASD, you may be eligible to participate.  The program teaches relaxation techniques, stress awareness, and problem solving skills to help… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Basket Drive 2016

Thanksgiving Basket Drive 2016

For over 20 years, THE GRODEN NETWORK has held food drives to make Thanksgiving better for the less fortunate. At each of THE GRODEN NETWORK locations, we’ve collected food and monetary donations that go towards a special holiday for our families. The monetary donations purchased turkeys, vegetables, pies, and other “fixin’s” to complete the Thanksgiving dinners… Continue Reading

Relaxation  – A Comprehensive Manual for Children and Adults with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

Relaxation – A Comprehensive Manual for Children and Adults with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

We are pleased to announce that the revised edition of the Relaxation Manual has been published and is now available. Since the original publication in 1978, there has been a tremendous increase in the incidence of autism—from 4 in 10,000 births to 1 in 68. In addition, stress and anxiety have now been recognized as… Continue Reading