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Bookworm Buddies is designed for youths between the ages of 10-15 with high functioning Autism, Asperger’s, PDD-NOS, and other related disorders. Participants will work on reading skills and social skills, engaging in weekly lessons and discussions in structured, small groups. Simply by reading books in preparation for book club meetings, your child will develop their working memory and attention skills. In each meeting, participants will engage in comprehension based discussion, be exposed to new vocabulary, and develop abilities in critical thinking. During book club meetings participants will be given the opportunity to not only discuss the literature, but also to form friendships with peers who share their love of reading!

Book 1: Wonder by: R.J. Palacio
August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a severe facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, Auggie wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past his extraordinary face. Wonder begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include the perspectives of his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These voices converge to portray a community as it struggles with differences, and challenges readers, both young and old, to wonder about the true nature of empathy, compassion, acceptance, friendship, and—ultimately—kindness. Auggie is a hero for the ages, one who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
Cost:Cost: $25.00/session + individual purchase of the book
Length:4:00pm - 5:30pm
Age Group:10 - 15 years old
Next Session:Thursdays, October 25-December 20th, 2019

No class November 22, 2018