The Link: Drop-In Programs
THE LINK AT SKILLS FOR LIVING
The Link is a place where kids of all ages and abilities can gather around common interests. We’ve created a community where any gamer, Pokemon trainer, role-player, cosplayer, or Whovian can find others that share the same passions.
The Link is also a place where students with social challenges can receive social coaching outside of a traditional social group setting. The Link is well staffed by Skills for Living social educators and Link Advisors.
Science MasterMindsWe’ll build things, launch things, and predict the outcome of hands-on experiments. How things work will be a focus which will include trouble shooting and disassembly of electronics and other household items.
Dungeons & DragonsThe main goal of Dungeons and Dragons (DnD) is to have fun! Along the way there are life lessons learned and meaningful connections made at the DnD table that might not have happened anywhere else.
PokémonPokémon is a drop-in program for students of all ages who love to play and discuss Pokémon! Students are invited to bring their cards, DS games, and all other Pokémon gear. Costumes and cosplaying are also welcome. Gotta catch them all!
Minecraft & TerrariaMinecraft & Terraria is a drop-in program for students of all ages who love to play and discuss Minecraft and Terraria! This is the ONLY times of the week at Skills for Living that students are allowed to use a device with a screen!
Recess & Gym GamesAt Recess and Gym Games participants are encouraged to put social learning concepts into action through typical recess play, showing good sportsmanship, and practicing flexibility in a safe environment.
DROP-IN AT THE LINK!
We are open many Friday nights and every Saturday from 12-4 for Drop-In Recreational Programming.
The Link will be open most long weekends, minor holidays, and school vacations!
COME FOR THE ACTIVITY, STAY FOR THE CONNECTIONS.
Parents are asked to stay in the building the first time their child participates in The Link. Skills for Living students who participate or have participated in a social group in the past do not require a parent on site.
The Link at Skills for Living is a good fit for students who can participate safely, respectfully, independently, and without behavioral supports in place. The Link is not able to provide a safe environment for students who require substantial support, experience behavioral outbursts, are not able to communicate their needs effectively, or have a history of wandering, bolting, or aggression.