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Play Groups

Dr. Julia M. Guzman, OTD, OTR/L, Occupational Therapy faculty member at Scranton who specializes in pediatrics, will conduct socialization and supervised play group sessions for children ages 2-8 to promote social interaction among younger children with autism. These 45 minute-long sessions will be held  in the Fall 2021. Sessions would focus on sensory-based and motor-based activities to offer variety.

Where are the sessions?

Due to COVID-19, the sessions will be conducted virtually. However, participants need to live in one of the following 13 counties: Bradford, Carbon, Clinton, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne, Wyoming.

When are the sessions?

The sessions are on Wednesdays from 4:15-5 PM:

  • September 15
  • September 29
  • October 13
  • October 27
  • Nov. 10
  • Dec. 8

How much do the sessions cost?

The sessions are free and all materials for the sessions will be provided to the families. However, we do need to have families commit to attending all of the sessions.