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August 21, 2015

Social Skills Class for teens and adults with Down syndrome: “Getting To Work”


Child and Family Development is pleased to partner with the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte (DSAGC) to offer the “Getting To Work” program this October.  

The deadline for registration is just two weeks from today on September 4, 2015.  

For more details, visit the DSAGC Teen & Adult Programming page here

The “Getting To Work” class focuses on building job skills, social skills and professional relationships.  It is created for people 16 years old or older who want to work or volunteer in their community. 

The class is led by 2 experienced therapists from Child and Family Development, both of whom have experience in teaching social skills and life skills.

They will teach adult communication skills and provide a structured and engaging way to learn and practice these practical interactions with others. This class is suitable for any individual aged 16+ with Down syndrome. Those who are working, want to be working or want to seek volunteer opportunities in the community are encouraged to register.

Topics include: 
• Relationships: differentiating personal and professional associations
• Communication: introductions, handshakes and social awareness
• Community: identifying opportunities, making inquiries and interview skills (asking questions, answering questions, and interview etiquette)

Parents and caregivers will attend the last part of each session and be involved in weekly assignments.

Dates: Mondays in October: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th (dates are tentative at this time)

Time: 6:15–7:45 pm

Location: Child & Family Development- Midtown office, 4012 Park Rd, Suite 200,  Charlotte, NC 28209

Cost: $200

Contact: DSAGC for more information and to get registered by 9/4/15

Stephanie Cook,; 704-916-9312
Register online: