S-Club

We will be using RTI and social thinking activities and materials along with technology to practice social success.

S-Club moves from teaching the superficial social skills instruction to effectively influencing your child's social cognitive growth within a play/social group. At S-Club you will see why expression of feelings, making eye-contact, recognition of non-verbal communication, politeness, introducing oneself to others, starting a conversation, maintaining a conversation, ending a conversation, making

Operating as usual

Timeline photos 02/18/2021

Many of our students have experienced difficulties in mainstream school settings due to their complex needs. At Gateway, we believe that a safe and supportive environment is the best foundation for academic and personal growth. https://www.gatewayacademy.us/

02/13/2021

I’ve lost a year with my kids battling over school and I’m done.

My seven year old and I were in the midst of our usual asynchronous day battle. I had his writing homework in my hand from school. He’d written several full, well-thought-out sentences.

But he won’t do the same for me, at least not without a fight.

I told him he didn’t have to write about his best day like his teacher asked, he could write about his worst. He could write about whatever he wanted as long as he wrote a few sentences.

He said he’d get in trouble. He said he was doing a bad job in first grade. He was on the brink of tears but didn’t know why.

And it hit me.

Instead of getting frustrated and pushing the assignment, I sat down with him at his desk in his superhero bedroom.

I said “you won’t get in trouble and you can’t fail first grade. In fact, you’re kind of a superhero yourself.”

He sat up in his chair just a little and looked at me with disbelief.

I said, “Do you know that no kids in the history of kids have ever had to do what you’re doing right now? No kids in the history of kids have ever had to do school at home, sitting in their bedroom, watching their teacher on a computer. You and your friends are making history.”

A visible weight lifted from his seven year old shoulders, “What does that mean?”

I told him it means I haven’t given him nearly enough credit for rolling with the punches. I told him how proud I am of him and his friends. That kids this year are doing the impossible and they’re doing a really great job.

I apologized for not saying it sooner and more often. A little tear fell down his cheek.

We’ve thanked everyone from healthcare workers to grocery store employees but we haven’t thanked the kids enough for bearing the burden of what we’ve put on their shoulders this year.

We’ve said kids are resilient, and they are. But they are the real superheroes in this whole scenario for having ZERO say in their lives but doing their best to adjust every day.

We closed his school-issued laptop and spent the rest of the day playing. This was supposed to be temporary and here we are a year later still trying to hold our head above water.

This is our home and I won’t turn it into a battle ground anymore over something we can’t control. Something that no longer makes sense.

Hug your little superheroes today and don’t forget to cut them the slack we’ve given everyone else.

Join me in the trenches at Christine Derengowski, Writer !!

05/12/2014

At S-Club our campers are encouraged to share their areas of high interests in a socially appropriate manner.The campers learn to ask questions and share comments with others in a setting which is complementary to their high functioning capabilities.
Typical peers support language engagement and community skills. The concept of expected and unexpected behaviors are a method to learn affective community interactions. We support experiences which focus on the enjoyment one can gain from others. The use of social radar, emotional coping, social problem solving and peer interaction are important parts of the summer camp.

05/12/2014

Community Field Trips...
resort parties & pools
water parks, arcades & movies
outdoor experiences
amusement parks & museums
house parties & BBQ’sand so much more.....NEW FIELD TRIP TO EXPAND EXPERIENCES ARE ADDED FOR THIS YEAR!! Dietary needs accommodatedCamp size 15 with 2-3 adults, peer Jr counselors, and typical counselors.

05/12/2014

9th Annual Summer Camp
A Fun Approach to Cognitive Social Skill Development
Summer 2014
Camp Dates...
June 17th - July 17th
Tues. 2-5pm & Wed. 2-6pm
All Day Thursdays
Starting at 10am
Field Trip Valley Wide & Beyond
Enroll your child today.
We would love to have them join us.
Hurry space is limited.

Elaine Berkley
620-403-4312
Kim Yamamoto
602-471-0346
(Over 50 combined years of experience)

05/01/2013

This summer a small special group for younger campers. Ages 7-9, one adult 3-4 kids. They will join us on our adventures but will have some younger kids activities and peers. If your interested contact us today.

05/01/2013

Meet and Greet May 30th 6pm.

05/01/2013

Social Groups

S Club--Summer 2013

8th Year of Providing Summer Social Skills Experiences for
ages 9-16

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS INCLUDING ASPERGER'S
ADHD, OCD, ANXEITY DISORDERS, AND GENERALIZED SOCIAL SKILLS DEFICICITS

Our camp is for kids who have out grown the other social skills groups and are ready for a community based experiences.

FIELD TRIPS EVERYDAY TO ALLOW FOR NATURAL SOCIAL EXPERIENCES IN COMMUNITY SETTINGS.
NEW FIELD TRIP VENUES THIS SUMMER

Typical Peers
Support language engagement and age expected behaviors.

We encourage the expression of individuality within community acceptable boundaries.

PLEASE SEE OUR ATTACHED BROCHURE
CALL US AT
ELAINE BERKLEY 602 403 4312
KIM YAMAMOTO 602 471 0346

5 weeks total
June 10 - 27 & July 8 - 18
Mon, Tues, Wed. 2-5 pm and
NEW THIS YEAR!!
All Day Field Trips on Thursdays... 10am-5 pm
Registration fee waved with deposit prior to 5/15
includes all entrance fees to every field trip.
Snacks and drinks for most events.
Special diets no problem.

A FEW OPENINGS STILL AVAILABLE
PLEASE CONTACT US NOW.

arizonaspecedadvocates.com Social Groups

05/01/2013

Summer 2013 Social Skills Camp!!

01/06/2013

S-Club moves from teaching the basic social skills instruction to effectively influencing your child's social cognitive growth within a play/social group.

We use RDI activities and Social Thinking materials and support the cognitive skills underlying in typical social interaction.

Join our School Year Social Groups
Starting Now!!
ages 8-12 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
ages 13-16 from 6-7:30
Age exception upon interview

Tuesdays-Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, etc
Thursday-Phoenix, Peoria, Glendale, Avondale, etc

Locations are fieldtrips in your community and of those in your group and your home. Travel is required for field trips. Kids/teens pick trips with guidance.

Call today to join us!!
602-471-0346

09/28/2012

{Craft Ideas for Kids}

Here is a great idea for spiders and digraphs.

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04/12/2012

Serving Our Kids with:
**Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
**Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADHD)
**Traumatic Brain Injury (BI)
**Aspergers Syndrome
**Motor Tic Disorders
**Anyone struggling with social and executive functioning skills, diagnosis or not

04/12/2012

Contact us today to join our summer programs 2012.

04/12/2012

Many children can score high on IQ and standardized tests, yet do not intuitively process social information or find much reward in engaging in social communication and activities.

04/12/2012

Socialize is what we do when we interact with people: we think about them. And how we think about people affects how we behave toward them, which in turn affects how others respond to us, which in turn affects our own emotions.
S-Club uses Social Cognitive Theories to help children navigate their social world and build skills that last a life time.

04/12/2012

Planes, trains, airplanes, pikachu and automobiles...A chance to explore those activities for which our kids may have special interests but do not necessarily have other friends with whom to share them.
Contact S-Club
Kim & Elaine
[email protected]
•602-471-0346
[email protected]
•602-403-4312

04/12/2012

It's time to start thinking what your child or teen will be doing for the summer. S-club will assist your child as they improve their social skills in a safe and natural environment.

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