Community Support Services

Our Mission

The Mission of the CSS Department of THE GRODEN NETWORK is to help individuals who have behavioral, developmental and/or learning challenges be successfully integrated into the routines of their schools, jobs, homes and communities by:

  • Providing the most effective educational, therapeutic, and other habilitative services
  • Advancing knowledge and best practices through education and training
  • Involving, educating, and supporting families in caring and advocating for their children

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Range of Services

The CSS Department is comprised of a team of experienced professionals representing different specialty areas including: psychology, applied behavior analysis, and special education. Services are tailored to meet the needs of the referring agent and may include:

Consultation to Schools & Service Providers

  • Expert behavioral consultants join the educational/treatment team to build staff capacity through provision of:
    • Classroom and school wide consultation
    • Assistance in development of individualized behavior support plans
    • Hands-on modeling, training, & coaching
  • Provide Direct On-Site Services, including:
    • School-based social skills groups for children with ASDs or related needs
    • Specialty evaluations, including comprehensive clinical psychological evaluations, functional behavioral assessments

Professional Development / Parent Training
Workshops/In-services on multiple topics such as:

  • Characteristics, interventions, and classroom strategies for individuals with a variety of challenges (e.g., ASD, ADHD, behavioral issues, anxiety, dual diagnoses, etc.)
  • Functional behavioral assessment
  • Positive behavior support strategies
  • Development and implementation of Discrete Trial Training programs
  • Stress management (e.g. coping strategies, relaxation, imagery procedures, etc.)
  • Social Skill Development

Outpatient Therapeutic Programs

  • Group therapy programs for children, adolescents, and adults
    • Focus on social skill development for individuals with Asperger Syndrome, NVLD, and similar social challenges with careful consideration given to matching individuals within groups according to age, needs, challenges, and abilities
  • Therapeutic Summer Camp
    • Week long summer camps for children and adolescents with Asperger’s Syndrome or
      related social challenges
    • Program includes traditional camp activities with a therapeutic approach designed to promote positive peer interactions and friendship development
  • Individual/family therapy for children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental/behavioral challenges
  • Psychological evaluations
  • Parent training in behavior management strategies
  • Enhanced Outpatient Services (EOS)
    • Intensive home/community based support for individuals with ASDs and their families
  • Individualized career counseling services: One-to-one support for adults with Asperger’s/ASD to
    develop the skills needed for success in the workplace

Referral Process

  • Referrals typically come from:
    • Pediatricians
    • Other treatment providers
    • School personnel
    • Parents
  • The CSS Referral and Service Coordinator handles all initial referrals.

Our Professional Staff

Consultants with expertise in a wide range of developmental and behavioral diagnoses and challenges, including Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, intellectual challenges, etc., including:

  • Licensed psychologists
  • Licensed clinical social workers
  • Board certified behavior analysts

Groden Asperger’s Center News

  • 2017-2018 Social Skills Groups for Children/Adolescents/Young Adults with Asperger’s/High Functioning Autism (or similar social skill needs) – Click here for more information!
  • Elementary School – A SOCIAL SKILLS GROUP for Children in Grades 3 to 5 with Asperger Syndrome/High Functioning Autism (or similar social needs) – Mondays: 4:00 – 5:00 P.M.  February 5 – April 9, 2018. Click here for more information!
  • A Social Thinking Group for Middle School Aged Boys & Girls with Asperger’s Syndrome/High Functioning Autism (or similar social needs) Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 PM, starting April 11, 2018 – Click here for more information!
  • Transition to Adulthood Program (T.A.P.): 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens – For individuals ages 16-20 with High Functioning Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome or Similar Social Skill needs – Mondays, 4:00 – 5:00 PM. September 11, 2017 and ending on December 11, 2017 – Click here for more information!
  • Transition to Adulthood Program (T.A.P.): College Prep.  Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:00 PM.  January 3 – March 28, 2018.  Click here for more information!
  • A Social Skills Group for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and mild intellectual disabilities – Summer 2018 – Click here for more information!
  • A Social Skills Group for Young Adults with Asperger Syndrome/High Functioning Autism (or similar social needs).  Mondays, 5:00 – 6:00 PM. October 23, 2017 – February 12, 2018.  Click here for more information!