Photos of Office and Sample Group Projects

LUNCH Groups® K-12 Programs

Overview

School Year Progams are designed to help students learn to communicate more effectively and manage their feelings and emotions, increasing self-efficacy.

Summer Programs focus on the same skills sets, but with the majority of time spent in the community rather than in a meeting room/classroom setting.

Parent Support occurs with all programs. We hold live and recorded webinars, plus there are multiple parent office meetings offer monthly (for school year) and weekly (for summer).

Meeting Room Photo

Research-Based interventions are used in all of our programs. We primarily use social cognition theory, cognitive-behavioral theory, and applied behavior analysis.

We have treated more than 1,500 students since 2003 and our data shows a 5-year success rate (2013 to 2018) average of 82%, having risen from a previous 5-year success rate (2008-2012) of 64%.

Balanced Student Populations attend our programs. We conduct pre-group assessments on every student to determine how well their needs match our program model. Additionall,y, we use a transdiagnostic model, meaning that some of our student have no diagnosis, while others might have been diagnosed with ADHD, ASD, anxiety or shyness problems, learning disabilities, or related areas.

This 9 minute video describes how we balance
the program and determine which students will attend

Parent Support

Teaching parents methods for understanding and improving their child's behavior is a critical key component

Live Webinars

Each month (or for summer, each week), we have webinars where parents can learn essential strategies and techniques for helping their children to be more successful. There is always time for questions and discussion. Parents have the ability to ask questions using their computer audio, calling in by phone, or sending a chat message during the webinar

Recorded Webinars

If parents miss the live webinar, they have access to a recorded version. Our friendly player will display the presentation on any device from phones to desktops. Starting Summer 2019, all webinars will be captioned in addition to having chapter sections. While we do not discuss confidential information or show student videos during webinars, they are only accessible to parents to are active LUNCH Groups® participants.

Live Office Meetings

While the webinars are great for learning new information, parents also learn by coming to office meetings, typically two hours on a weekday or weekend. Here, they can view videos of their child's behavior in group, see live demonstrations of the strategies discussed on the webinars, and discuss their individual child in a supportive group format.

Email Consultation

All parents are able to submit questions and discuss their child's behavior, plus receive personalized tutorials to help them become more familiar with various technology elements of the program. We offer HIPAA-compliant online communication or parents can choose to waive their right and use regular email for communication.

LUNCH Groups®

K-12 School Year Programs

6-8 Year-Olds Program

We typically accept 8-12 students for this group, we work on age-appropriate social skills, such as having effective conversations, working as part of a group, effective transitioning, understanding things from others' perspectives, mealtime manners, waiting one's turn, listening to others, following directions the first time they are given, making healthy food choices, and developing story ideas.

This group meets on Tuesdays from 4-6pm twice monthly and goes shopping or to a nearby restaurant for a snack each session.

8-11 Year-Old Program

We typically accept 10-16 students for this group, we work on age-appropriate social skills, such as having effective conversations, understanding things from others' perspectives, working as part of a group, effective transitioning, mealtime manners, waiting one's turn, listening to others, following directions the first time they are given, making healthy food choices, and developing story ideas.

This group meets on Tuesdays from 4-6pm twice monthly and goes shopping or to a nearby restaurant for a snack each session.

11-13 Year-Old Program

We typically accept 12-18 students for this group, we work on age-appropriate social skills, such as having effective conversations, understanding things from others' perspectives, working as part of a group, effective transitioning, mealtime manners, waiting one's turn, listening to others, following directions the first time they are given, making healthy food choices, and developing story ideas.

This group meets on Tuesdays from 4-6pm twice monthly and goes out to dinner to various nearby restaurants each session.

14-18 Year-Old Program

We typically accept 12-18 students for this group, we work on age-appropriate social skills and those needed for emerging adulthood, such as having effective conversations, understanding things from others' perspectives, working as part of a group, effective transitioning, mealtime manners, waiting one's turn, listening to others, following directions the first time they are given, making healthy food choices, and developing story ideas.

This group meets on Wednesdays from 4-6:30pm twice monthly and goes out to dinner to various nearby restaurants each session.

LUNCH Groups®

K-12 Intensive Summer Programs

8-11 Year-Old Program

We typically accept 8-12 students for this group, we work on age-appropriate social skills, such as having effective conversations, working as part of a group, effective transitioning, understanding things from others' perspectives, mealtime manners, waiting one's turn, listening to others, following directions the first time they are given, making healthy food choices, and developing story ideas.

This group meets on Tuesdays from 4-6pm twice monthly and goes shopping or to a nearby restaurant for a snack each session.

11-13 Year-Old Program

We typically accept 10-16 students for this group, we work on age-appropriate social skills, such as having effective conversations, understanding things from others' perspectives, working as part of a group, effective transitioning, mealtime manners, waiting one's turn, listening to others, following directions the first time they are given, making healthy food choices, and developing story ideas.

This group meets on Tuesdays from 4-6pm twice monthly and goes shopping or to a nearby restaurant for a snack each session.

14-18 Year-Old Program

We typically accept 12-18 students for this group, we work on age-appropriate social skills, such as having effective conversations, understanding things from others' perspectives, working as part of a group, effective transitioning, mealtime manners, waiting one's turn, listening to others, following directions the first time they are given, making healthy food choices, and developing story ideas.

This group meets on Tuesdays from 4-6pm twice monthly and goes out to dinner to various nearby restaurants each session.

14-18 Year-Old Program

We typically accept 12-18 students for this group, we work on age-appropriate social skills and those needed for emerging adulthood, such as having effective conversations, understanding things from others' perspectives, working as part of a group, effective transitioning, mealtime manners, waiting one's turn, listening to others, following directions the first time they are given, making healthy food choices, and developing story ideas.

This group meets on Wednesdays from 4-6:30pm twice monthly and goes out to dinner to various nearby restaurants each session.

Below are some photos of our office plus some examples of projects from different groups

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