Thomasville Autism Center

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Thomasville Autism Center

UPDATED: November 11, 2021

Thomasville Autism Center (TAC) offers parent orientation workshops for families who have children/adolescents that have been newly diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, free community events (i.e., fall festival, autism awareness month activities), summer camps, and social skills groups for ages 4-18. These groups meet every two weeks beginning in August and ending in May. TAC social skills groups offer an opportunity for people diagnosed with autism of all ages to practice their social skills with each other and their peers. Most social skill group meetings include instruction, role-playing or practice, and feedback to help learners with ASD acquire and practice skills to promote positive social interactions with peers.
The social skills group targets several different social skills, such as the following: perspective-taking, conversation skills, friendship skills, problem-solving, social competence, emotion recognition, and problem-solving. In addition, specific interaction skills such as initiation, responding, maintaining, greeting, giving/accepting compliments, fostering self-awareness and self-esteem, working in pairs or groups with cooperation and partnership is encouraged, turn-taking, sharing, asking for help, offering help, and including others.
The Parent Orientation Workshop offers an introduction to parents that have children and/or teenagers that have been newly diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. The workshop offers information regarding the diagnostic criteria for ASD, causes of ASD, treatment recommendations, resources, community guest speakers, question and answer session, as well as providing an opportunity for parents to connect with each other.
TAC reaches beyond the autism community and those participating directly in the social skills groups or camps to the supporting community. The supporting community typically consists of parents, family, caregivers, educators, providers and neighboring organizations. In conjunction, TAC offers the supporting community access to informational workshops discussing resources, advocacy, family support, and more.

  • Languages:
  • English
  • Haitian Creole
  • Spanish
  • Insurances Accepted:
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Thomasville Autism Center
200 Gordon Avenue
Thomasville, GA 31792
United States






Juliette Metelus

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