What approach does Chatter use to target social skills?
Chatter is based on clinical research by Carol Westby’s Social Neuroscience and Theory of Mind. Each group facilitates friendships between the registrants and the peer mentors, as these relationships are foundational for social skill development. Through Chatter, our volunteers learn what they can do to develop positive social relationships with individuals with disabilities in the program, and also in their schools and communities. Chatter is a mutual learning experience. Our volunteers receive education on neurodiversity, social communication, and learning how they can play a meaningful part in creating a more inclusive society. The best of our community comes together each week to create a supportive environment for children and teens to learn.
Where are Chatter groups located?
Wednesday evenings: St. Albert Servus Place, St. Albert, Alberta
Thursdays evenings: Terwilleger Recreation Center, Edmonton, Alberta
Online options: contact our email
How do I access the program?
Complete the Chatter Intake form.
If FSCD applies, families must ask their case workers to send a referral to our agency.
The Chatter Program coordinator will schedule an in person consultation to meet you and your child, and to determine whether the program will meet your needs.
Parents can pay for the program or obtain a funding addendum from FSCD.
Funding addendums must be completed and submitted prior to entering the program.