Community Programs

What does it mean to be part of a community?

It’s building meaningful and lasting relationships, possessing the skills to perform the basic tasks expected of all of us, and having the self-confidence to smoothly navigate social situations. Every one of us deserves the chance to be an active part of our community in a way that works best for us. Our community programs for youth provide engaging environments in which these skills are taught, practiced, and mastered in small group settings.

Groups are inclusive, age-matched, and specific to target skill areas. While designed and led by our  therapists, our community programs for youth are not classified as therapy. Parents call these programs ‘enrichment sessions,’ while our preference at TCS is to refer to them as playdates with a purpose. Be it a group of two or a group of five, we aspire to facilitate kids’ ability to showcase and build upon skills already learned in school, at home, or in private therapy. Simultaneously, we provide an environment in which new friendships are created and our community is strengthened.

 

Group programs are currently suspended due to COVID-19

 

 

 

Groups will return in 2021

Child handwriting

Handwriting Hangout (Virtual)

Is your child having difficulty with handwriting? Do they have a hard time writing quickly enough to keep up in class? Do they lose points because their handwriting is too sloppy to be read? Handwriting Hangout is an enrichment group designed specifically to help children become more efficient and effective with their handwriting. The club program includes addressing underlying skills, such as hand strength, coordination, visual perceptual skills, and handwriting mechanics all in a fun, small group setting using the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum. Led by an occupational therapist.

Ages: Grades 1-2

Group Size: Online format, up to 8 participants

Program Structure: 30 mins per week, 8-week session 

Cost: $175 per 8-week session

How to enroll: Check back for new enrollment announcements

Baby on tummy

Tummy Time Fun (In-Person)

Most of us have heard about the importance of tummy time for development. But, what if your baby HATES tummy time? And how do you know if you’re doing it right? Our physical therapist will help you learn tips to make tummy time enjoyable, answer your questions about how much tummy time is REALLY recommended (and why), and lead you through activities to facilitate healthy motor development. All in a relaxed, non-judgmental format with other parents and infants.

Ages: For infants who are not yet crawling, along with a caregiver

Group size: Up to 4 adult/child pairs

Program structure: One hour per week for 6 weeks

Cost: $120 per 6-week session

How to enroll: Check back for new enrollment announcements

feet and bottom of manual wheelchair

Wheelie Wonders (In-Person)

This group is designed specifically for children who use a wheelchair or other type of assistive device for mobility in their everyday lives (independently or with assistance). In a small, social environment using play-based activities, participants will work to improve upper body strength, transfer and maneuvering skills, and coordination. Designed and led by a physical therapist.

Ages: 9-12 years. Caregivers encouraged to attend if participant requires assistance.

Group size: Up to 4 participants

Program structure: One hour per week for 6 weeks

Cost: $180 per 6-week session

How to enroll: Check back for new enrollment announcements

This group is designed especially for children who have difficulty managing their emotions. The program includes increasing self-awareness and identifying emotions, as well as identifying and practicing coping skills. Group activities are developmentally appropriate for each age group and presented in a fun, engaging way which embraces neurodiversity. Group designed and led by an occupational therapist.

Ages: Groups available for ages 5-6 years and 7-9 years.

Group size: Up to 4 children.

Program structure: One hour per week for 6 weeks. After school and Saturday morning times available.

Cost: $180 per 6-week session

How to enroll: Not currently enrolling at this time

LEGO League

You’ve never seen LEGOs like this before! More than simply building with friends, we use a specific research-based approach to provide meaningful social interaction using LEGOs. Children learn to listen to each other (including navigating communication differences), work together, and self-advocate all while having fun!

Ages: All ages 5+ are welcome. Participants matched with age-appropriate peer groups.

Group Size: 3 participants.

Program structure: 1 hour per week, 6-week session. Daytime, after school or Saturday morning times available.

 Cost: $250 per 6-week session.

How to enroll: Not currently enrolling at this time.

Capability Club

This social opportunities group is designed specifically for middle school students. Using participant-led, unstructured activities, the program is designed to facilitate development in the areas of self-advocacy, emotional regulation, and meaningful social participation grounded in the neurodiversity paradigm. Emphasis will be on understanding a variety of communication styles.

Ages: Middle school (ages 10-13 yrs)

Group Size: Up to 5 participants

Program structure: 1 hour per week, 6-week session

Cost: $180 per 6-week session.

How to enroll: Not currently enrolling at this time.

Play Pals

Play is the number one job of children! These play groups include a combination of structured and unstructured play opportunities in small groups of peers. Age-appropriate social skills will be incorporated to all play groups. Group is led by an occupational therapist.

Ages: Groups available for ages 3-4 years, 5-6 years, and 7-9 years.

Group size: Up to 4 children.

Program structure: One hour per week for 6 weeks. 

Cost: $120 per 6-week session

How to enroll: Not currently enrolling at this time.

Hand Helpers​

Did you know that handwriting is the most complex task young children are expected to perform? Even just writing their name requires more than a dozen separate skills to come together! The way a child learns to write is critical to give them a correct foundation, preventing trouble down the line. Give your child a head start on this critical skill! This program uses research-based, developmentally appropriate approaches emphasizing correct foundational skills while teaching uppercase letters. Parents or caregivers: You are strongly encouraged to attend so that you may further strengthen your child’s skills at home.

Ages: Pre-K (4-5 yrs old not yet in Kindergarten)

Group Size: up to 6 participants

Program Structure: 1 hour per week, 6-week session. Morning or afternoon times available.

Cost: $150 per 6-week session.

How to enroll: Not currently enrolling at this time.

Self-Advocacy Success

Professional communication. Self-advocacy. Handling workplace demands. Finding a job that is the right fit. These skills and more are often challenging for teens and young adults as they enter the workforce for the first time. To help, we are offering this group specifically focused on workplace navigation, for ages 16+.

Ages: 16+

Group Size: up to 5 participants

Program Structure: 1 hour per week, 10-week session. 

Cost: $300 per 10-week session.

How to enroll: Contact us for more information

Contact us with any questions!

Our address & contact details

Phone & Email

Location

Hours

Phone: 717-761-4754 
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 717-370-6315

 

115 S. St. Johns Drive
Camp Hill, PA 17011

Monday-Friday
9:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday
9:00am – 12:00pm

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