• Wednesday, Feb 05th
  • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Gannon University | Morosky Building–9th and Sassafras Streets
  • FREE

Building Skills for Success | Ages 16 and older

Teen/Young Adult | Educational Community Opportunity

Autism Society NWPA has partnered with Gannon University Occupational Therapy Department (Prof. Bernadette Hattjar) to develop a skills-building program for individuals age 16 and older.

The program activities will include:

  • Week 1: Preparing for my day
  • Week 2: Meal prep and packing my lunch
  • Week 3: Money management
  • Week 4: Communication skills
  • Week 5 – 8:
      • Appropriate behavior in the workplace
      • Prepare for my day Part 2
      • Schedule flexibility
      • Communication skills Part 2


  • Introduction
  • Activity
      • Warm-up
      • Purpose of the group
  • Sharing
  • Processing
  • Generalization
  • Application
  • Summary

If you are interested in participating in the program, please complete the Registration & Release Form no later than January 20, 2020.

The program will be held on Wednesdays for 8-weeks from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.


  • February 5
  • February 12
  • February 19
  • February 26
  • March 4 – NO CLASS
  • March 11
  • March 18
  • March 25
  • April 1

REGISTRATION | Building Skills for Success


    ABSOLUTE RELEASE OF LIABILITY - I recognize the potential for injury which can occur in engaging in activities offered and sponsored by the Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania. I hereby consent to myself, the named participant and any other parent or guardian to participate in activities with other participants on equipment used by Autism Society NWPA, and do hereby, for myself, the above named participants and any other parent or guardian, waive and release any and all rights and claims for damages that I, the above named participant, or other parent/guardian may have at any time against Autism Society NWPA, or any of its agents for any injury or damages in connection with me or the attendees’ association with activities with other individuals or any other activity associated with or sponsored by Autism Society NWPA. I understand, as the parent or guardian of the named participant, I am responsible for all property damage caused by the named participant, my attendees, and/or me. I agree to replace, at my own expense, or to reimburse the Autism Society NWPA or host organization for all losses, breakage or required repairs that were caused by my named participant, my attendees, and/or me. At their discretion, the host organization reserves the right to require an attendee to leave an event due to safety concerns.

    I grant permission to all foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other records of this event for any legitimate purpose. The photos would be used to promote and share the Friends & Pals Teen Club on social media to include Facebook and Instagram and our website and electronic newsletter.