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

  • The Groden Center’s “Peer Connections” Therapeutic Summer Camp starts July 31st for ages 6-10 and August 14th for ages 11-14 – Click here for more information! 
  • Building Peer Relationships Summer Session– Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 PM; June 20th to August 15th, 2017 – A Social Skills Group For Young High School Teens (Grades 9 & 10) With Asperger’s Syndrome / High Functioning Autism (Or similar social needs)
  • Middle School Girls Group Spring 2017 –  A Social Skills Group for Middle School Aged Girls with Asperger’s Syndrome /High Functioning Autism (or similar social needs); Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 PM, 05/09/17 to 06/27/17.
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