"Every child is a gift that brings out the best in all of us."

Deborah Smith-Pressley, Chief Executive Office / Founder

S.A.S.S.Y. - Successful Advocacy and Social Skills for Youth


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The S.A.S.S.Y. Program will engage autistic and typical teens and young adults ages 10-26 to express and interact with each other developing social skills through weekly activities such as:

    * Social Development
    * Health and Fitness
    * Daily Living Skills
    * Emotional Development
    * Acting Performances
    * Vocational Training
    * Job Skills

The S.A.S.S.Y. Program will also offer Family Training once a month that will focus on:
    * Understanding Autism
    * Family Support Groups and Mentorship
    * Special Education Law
    * Stress Management
    * IEP Clinics
    * How to create a vision for your son or daughter
    * Transition at every level


Current Program:

Social Skills and Swim At: 

     Hyde Park Community Center
     1179 River Street
     Hyde Park, MA 02136

Social Skills Group: Tuesdays 6-8 pm  

Social Skills Group and Swim: Saturdays 12-3 pm

When is S.A.S.S.Y.?

 Year round for 11 weeks consecutively

The cost for enrollment is $75.00 Non-Members of GPARC  per participant.

The cost for enrolment is $50.00 Members of GPARC per participant. 

Contact the GPARC office to enroll by phone: 617-216-1676

Everyone should leave the sessions fully informed and inspired with a sense of empowerment and direction.  

S.A.S.S.Y Summer Program: TBA

Proposed Summer Funding by Boston R.O.C.K.S and Boston Centers for Youth and Families

New SASSY Program January 2013

Free sessions on Mondays and Thursdays 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

At the Dudley Library Literacy Center

JANUARY  7th, 10th, 14th, 17th, 24th, 28th, 31st

S.A.S.S.Y.  will present Free individual & group Parent Counseling Session on 

January 31, 2013 at 6 pm - 8 pm in Conference Room B

Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library

funded by the
Fellowes Athenaeum Fund of the Boston Public Library.





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