Dandelion Clubhouse is a one of kind Social Club. Our approach is rooted in social emotional learning, science, humanities, drama and is skillfully tailored to each student's unique wiring. While many groups focus on
practicing social skills, Dandelion Clubhouse harnesses the interests and strengths of neurodivergent tweens and teens so they can express themselves authentically, connect deeply and engage in critical thinking.
Musical Drama, Improv, Global Mystery Adventures, Brain Science and Girl Power are just some of our offerings.
Clubs take place after-school or Saturday late morning and are 45 to 50 minutes once a week for 8 weeks. Classes are taught by MFT/drama therapist, Liz McDonough who has 16 years of experience working with neurodivergent children and teens. Check out our offerings below!
We serve children and teens on the spectrum and other neurological differences, ages 11-18. Please contact us to see if Dandelion Clubhouse would be a good fit for your child. We do have some scholarships available to families who need them.
Imagine a club where your tween or teen could collaborate with peers, increase spontaneity, reduce anxiety, gain social confidence, AND actually enjoy themselves? Look no further than Dandelion Drama! Informed by current research and 16 years of autism drama experience, students will discover new aspects of themselves and create lasting friendships.
Drama Class and Improv Comedy Offered
Currently in session
Who doesn't love a good mystery? With detective hats in tow, students will travel the virtual globe to uncover clues and solve mysteries. This play-based group will introduce different cultures as it targets executive functioning, critical thinking, and perspective-taking. Finally, it will introduce the concept of building resilience in the face of challenges.
Emotional Regulation and Executive Functioning can be challenging for differently wired tweens and teens. In this lively class, students will learn about the miraculous power of their frontal lobes to plan, solve problems, temper big feelings and control impulses. With the help of animal tour guides as well engaging visuals and drama games, students will practice putting their frontal lobes into action.
New Series Coming Soon!
Inner Girl Power is a class that empowers all girls by teaching them a new way of seeing and valuing themselves from the inside out. Through learning about inspiring young women (e.g. Amanda Gorman, Greta Thunberg, Malala Yousafzai) girls will be not only be exposed to a diverse range of gifts, strengths and social-emotional capacities, but will try them on for size through experiential learning. This class is for neurodivergent tween and teen girls (12-16) and their allies. New Series Coming Soon!
Dandelion Clubhouse is committed to sharing the importance the of neuro-diverstity around the world. Creating a virtual space where students of different neuro-types and cultures can play, learn and make lasting connections is the long-term vision. We were serious when we said we wanted to give our students the world! This program is inspired by Dr. Pamela Wolfberg's Integrated Play Group Model (R)
Drama Fridays 4:30-5:20 PST
Comedy Improv Saturdays 10:00-10:50 PST
Drama in session
Still filling slots for Teen Improv
8 Thursdays 4:00-4:50 PST
Young Adult Section Coming Soon!
8 Tuesdays 4:00-4:50 PST
Series Currently in Session
New Series Coming Soon!