Classes are 45 minutes once a week for 8 weeks, 4:00-4:45.
All classes are taught by teacher/ literacy expert, Keena Melville, M.A. and MFT/drama therapist, Liz McDonough, who have decades of combined experience working with autism.
What better way for students to gain self awareness than to journey to the depths of their miraculous brains! Led by Liz, Keena and their animal tour guides, students will explore the brain's role in learning, memory, emotions, imagination and planning. This lively experiential class combines drama, science and social-emotional learning as it provides a foundation for emotional regulation.
Tuesdays 4:00-4:45 starts 1/12/21
Imagine a class where your tween or teen could learn to read social cues, cooperate with peers, increase cognitive flexibility, reduce anxiety, improve social reciprocity, 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 connections.
Wednesdays 4:00-4:45 starts 1/20/21 - ongoing
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 concepts of managing frustration and building resilience in the face of challenges.
Thursdays 4:00-4:45 starts 1/28/21
Family zooms can be dysregulating for your child or teen, with their abundance of auditory stimuli and lack of structure. Combining your child’s interests with family traditions, Keena and Liz will facilitate an autism-friendly family zoom session to connect across neuro-differences and generations. Families will learn techniques, supports, and activities to inform future get-togethers- be they virtual or in-person. Contact us for rates.
We serve kids and teens on the spectrum and other neurological differences, with moderate verbal capacity, ages 12 to 17 and high verbal capacity, ages 11-13. Please contact us to see if Dandelion Clubhouse would be a good fit for your child.
Tuesdays 4:00-4:45 PST
beginning 1/12/21 and ending 3/09/21
Wednesdays 4:00-4:45 PST
beginning 1/20/21 - ongoing
Thursdays 4:00-4:45 PST
beginning 1/28/21 and ending 3/25/21
Check out our snippet of Global Mystery Adventures!