Center Spotlight: TAP at Charleston Transitional Facility

The TAP Center at Charleston Transitional Facility (CTF) provides services to a diverse and wide-spread  number of Illinoisians on the eastern side of the state. Services are limited in this region, and CTF is constantly trying to come up with new ways to accommodate those who need TAP supports and cast the net wider. The Center has a number of programs including social skills and play groups, Sibshop, a young adult club, and parent support groups. Social Skills and Play Groups: In addition to social skills groups, from time to time we also offer informal play groups for children. While
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Transitioning Back to School

Getting back to the hustle and bustle of a busy school year can be an exciting prospect for some kids. Preparations often include new school supplies, new clothes and eager anticipation to be reunited with friends. However, transitioning back to school can be a struggle for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). A new school year brings new routines, new faces, and new situations, all of which can be very stressful. Transitioning between a fun summer schedule into a more structured school schedule can cause anxiety. However, putting in place good visual supports like social guides and visual schedules
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