Young Adult Services

CLUB TRIUMPH: SUMMER DAY PROGRAM

Club Triumph is a specialized summer day program for young men and women ages 17-29. While our club members are very diverse, some of them have diagnoses such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Non-Verbal Learning Disability, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, pragmatic language deficits and other disorders of social development. We provide opportunities for young adults to interact with peers in a variety of learning and recreational activities, including group discussions, team-building activities, community outings, leadership opportunities, and trips to schools and job sites.  Club Triumph aims to support IEP’s with regard to transition plans into young adulthood. The program helps young adults navigate the challenges of transition planning in many areas and is supported by research in decreasing anxiety and depression, improving social cognition and skills, and overall functioning.

Social Skills: Young adult club members may benefit in the following ways:

  • Learn appropriate assertiveness/self-advocacy
  • Enhance social problem solving skills
  • Recognize, label and verbalize feelings
  • Improve social thinking
  • Develop conflict management skills
  • Explore meaningful relationships and dating

Independent Living Skills:  Through discussions and planned activities, club members will explore independent living skills in the following areas:

  • Use of public transportation
  • Cooking
  • Safety awareness
  • Money management

Community Service & Activities:  Club Triumph will expose members to different ways of serving the community. Community activities will help members in the following ways:

  • Benefits of volunteering and helping others
  • Mentoring activities
  • Community awareness

Health and Wellness:  Club Triumph will promote awareness of the importance of health and wellness in adult life. Club members will gain experiences in the areas of physical health and emotional wellness involving:

  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Medical and mental health care
  • Self-regulation (e.g., controlling electronic interests, social media)
  • Strategies to cope with stress/anxiety
  • Hobbies and leisure activities
  • Hygiene/Self Care

Post-high school learning:  Club members will gain awareness regarding career opportunities and post-secondary education. Possible experiences include:

  • Group discussions regarding future planning
  • Time management skills
  • Field trips (e.g., technical and other schools)
  • Resume writing and job applications
  • Awareness of transition skills needed for post-high school learning

For information on availability, please contact the Reading office at (781) 942-9277 or email triumphcenter@verizon.net – Summer 2017 Registration form for Young Adult Groups

YOUNG ADULT GROUPS

Young Adult Groups at the Triumph Center serve a wide range of young men and young women ages 17-29. Groups meet on a weekly basis and are co-led by counselors trained in facilitating discussions on a range of young adult topics, including friendship building, dating, independent living, community service, health and wellness, job training, and post-high school learning.

Please contact us at 781-942-9277 to set up an intake.