Let DaFEAT know what programs you would like to see added in the Fall.
Our Vision is to support every individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and the people who care for them, through community collaborations, creative programming, and by raising awareness of the autism epidemic in our region. Our long-term goal is to establish a “home” for DaFEAT, which would embody program and classroom space, a resource center, administration and presentation capacities.
June 20 - 10am - Scripture Rocks Hike
July 5 - iCan Shine Orientation Meeting
July 6-10 - iCan Shine Bike Camp
More information & Registration on the Programs Page
July 18 - 10am - Shaker's Inn
July 24 - Golf Registration Due
August 22 - "Tee off Fore" DaFEAT
Autism Charity Golf Outing
More information & Registration on the Events Page
iCan Shine Bike Camp
The iCan Bike program works to help children with disabilities learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle independently by the end of their 5-day program.
When: July 6th - 10th at DuBois Area Middle School
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Social Skills Groups to be offered by The Dickinson Center in Ridgway
Thanks to the outstanding referrals we have received in the past, we have enough interest to run two social skills groups this summer! For the first time, we will be offering both a child and an adolescent social skill group! Groups will start June 16th and run for 8 weeks, through the first week in August. Approximate age groups are: child (6-11 years old) and teen (12-16 years old). The age ranges are not firm and group assignment will be based on the developmental level of the child.
Here’s information about our groups:
Who: Your students, children, and clients! Children and teenagers of all ages can benefit from a social skills group. We will host two groups this summer: one for children (ages 6-11) and one for teenagers (ages 12-16) with a maximum of 10 kids per group. Research supports the use of social skill groups with children who have diagnoses of autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, and anxiety disorders, amongst others!
What: The groups will focus on a wide range of skills, such as using eye contact in communication, listening when others are speaking, joining and participating in conversations, handling frustration in social situations, making and keeping friends, handling bullying and many others! In addition, the adolescent group will also cover topics such as personal hygiene, dating, peer pressure, and “hanging out.” We will use a variety of learning activities, with the goal of creating a fun, positive learning environment.
Where: Dickinson Center, Inc. Our address is 43 Servidea Drive, Ridgway PA 15853.
When: Tuesdays starting June 16th through August 4th
Child session: 1:00pm – 2:30pm *Parent participation in the session is from 2:15-2:30pm
Teen session: 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Why: To learn a variety of social skills that are essential to everyday life!
This is a closed group. Children and teenagers must be registered prior to the start date. Insurance coverage is being offered to help offset the cost of the group sessions.
If you know of a child or teenager who would benefit from a social skills group, please give their parents the attached flyer. Also, please pass this information along to other educators, professionals, families, etc… You can also contact Amanda Straub with any additional questions or concerns: (814) 772-2005 x443 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DaFEAT is an American tax-exempt, nonprofit association, Section 501(c) of the United States Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. § 501(c) Donations can be made to DaFEAT, 276 Treasure Lake, DuBois, PA 15801