MORIAH Social Groups are inclusive social opportunities for children with varying abilities and backgrounds who engage in fun filled activities, establishing friendships in the process. Independent of diagnosis, children (ages 5 to 18) interact with neurotypical peers, learning “developmentally appropriate” social skills. Professionals with expertise in communication and social engagement facilitate interactions as necessary.
Neurotypical peers (aka peer mentors) are volunteers (ages 9 to 18) with a desire to befriend children with the intent of expanding their social skills. Peer mentors benefits include increased empathy and acceptance and appreciation of an individual’s differences.