Boost! is a small, activity-based afterschool group for individuals on the autism spectrum or with other social, learning and communication differences. There is a high instructor to student ratio and peer "buddies" to facilitate age appropriate social interactions. Boost! provides a positive and fun environment for your children and teens to interact with peers and work on developing friendship skills. Through typical afterschool activities (e.g., board games, arts and crafts, cooking, music and movement), our dedicated staff coaches children and teens to initiate interactions with others, take turns, sustain conversation and learn about each other, as well as to employ self-regulation skills in a group setting. The Boost! experience empowers our participants to feel confident about their strengths and abilities and to see themselves as belonging to a social group.