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Social Grace | Motivates and Mobilizes Neurodiverse Individuals

In an open and energizing environment, Social Grace motivates and mobilizes neurodiverse individuals to assume different perspectives, develop social competencies, and craft new approaches to thrive into adulthood. Founded on the belief that clients succeed through positive relationships with their communities, Social Grace offers a robust support network for families and friends to relate, problem-solve, and find solidarity together.

OVER HER YEARS SPENT WORKING CLOSELY WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS AS A SPECIAL EDUCATOR AND BEHAVIOR ANALYST, GINNY HONED AN INDIVIDUALIZED, UPLIFTING, AND INTERACTIVE APPROACH TO DEVELOPING HER STUDENTS’ SOCIAL AND LIFE SKILLS, AN INTENTIONAL DEPARTURE FROM STATIC, SCRIPTED SOCIAL LEARNING GROUPS.

Following the birth of her daughter Grace and prompted by parents’ growing need for positive and personalized guidance and support for their children, Ginny founded Social Grace, a platform that channeled her passion for propelling young adults to reach their life goals.

What started as an independent coaching practice is today a thriving network of coaches, therapists, and practitioners that provides children, young adults, and their families with the strategies and communities they need to prosper.

Social Grace Services:

THEY OFFER VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON SERVICES.

THERAPY, COACHING, CONSULTING, SOCIAL GROUPS, AND FREE SUPPORT SERVICES!

Over the last few years, we’ve watched our world rapidly change how we communicate, learn, and work together. As we each find our way of adapting to this new world we live in, we are thrilled to be able to offer our therapy, coaching, consulting, support services, and groups to you VIRTUALLY and OR IN-PERSON.

Therapy

The Social Grace team provides specialized therapy in a safe and comfortable environment, including professional counseling, marriage, and family therapy, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, psychotherapy, and art therapy.

PSYCHOTHERAPY

Our therapists are trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, walk-talk therapy, existential therapy, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness. They tailor their approach to best suit you or your child’s needs.

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION THERAPY/COACHING

Our occupational therapists and licensed professional counselors can help you or your child build executive function skills to become more successful at school, in the workplace, and social settings. Executive function skills include initiating tasks, impulse, and emotional control, flexible thinking, perspective-taking, working memory, planning and prioritizing, and organization.

COUPLES & FAMILY THERAPY

Our couples and family therapists help families navigate life changes, address parenting struggles, develop more vital communication skills, implement strategies for more peaceful and orderly households, and shed light on how an individual’s emotional state can impact others in the home.

GROUP THERAPY

Our group therapy sessions allow participants to benefit from our trained professionals’ insight in a supportive and collaborative group setting. We offer creative social groups, dual executive function/mental health, and therapeutic play therapy. Join a waitlist to take part in the next available group.

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Our licensed professionals offer social coaching to neurodiverse clients.

They focus on building and developing social competencies and overcoming social anxiety. Skills include but are not limited to, conversational skills, active/whole body listening, perspective taking, discerning appropriate versus inappropriate topics, understanding the “hidden curriculum” of unspoken social expectations, communicating our thoughts and feelings in an appropriate manner, and executive function training. Our coaches scale their lessons to suit the age and ability of each of their clients.

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Launch into Adulthood

Social Grace creates customized action plans for young adults to seamlessly transition into adulthood, introducing them to professional environments and internships where they can develop and generalize job and interview skills. This program is ideally suited for post-high school students who are taking time off to decide what their “next step” will be. Each customized plan lasts between 12 and 24 weeks depending on a client’s needs and progress. 

Community Support Services

Community Support Services (CSS) involves the provision of intensive one-to-one services that assist a neurodiverse individual to live and participate as independently and effectively as possible in home, work, and community settings of choice. CSS includes but is not limited to executive function and social skills, self-regulation, life skills, education, financial management, assistive technology, personal care/hygiene, and travel training.

Job Coaching

Social Grace partners with clients and their employers to gauge progress, encourage open and regular communication, and promote job retention.

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The Mentor’s Role

By finding common interests and gently pushing the mentees outside their comfort zone, our mentors will build relationships that will help our young people model appropriate social behaviors by:

  • Actively supporting and recommending targeted assignments;

  • Including them in activities designed to grow the mentee’s level of experience and comfort performing a task;

  • Providing much needed social support and contributing to the mentee’s sense of personal/professional effectiveness, identity, and ability while also acting as a positive role model.

An ideal session will be one that is engaging, incorporates activities that get the mentee out of the house, and whenever possible, provides opportunities to interact with others in the community.

A Match Made in Heaven

We’ve been extremely fortunate to have secured a terrific group of graduate students and recent college graduates who understand the needs of neurodiverse young adults. Our evaluation process ensures that mentees will genuinely benefit from shared advice, guidance, and the right amount of motivation.

Together with the rest of the Social Grace team, we ensure that the “pairing” process is simple, personal and designed around the schedule and needs of the mentee.

It starts with a short chat with our Program Manager who identifies the mentor they think would best suit your child. From there, we set aside time for an introductory call so that the mentee and mentor get a chance to know each other and agree when and where the first full session will take place.

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Our Stomping Ground’s mission is to provide inclusive, affordable housing to adults with different abilities of all kinds. As they work towards the goal of developing these communities across Northern Virginia, Social Grace is committed to providing enriching social events at no charge to individuals and families that wish to participate.

When you become a friend of Our Stomping Ground, you will have access to dozens of hours of meaningful programs each month, in addition to the outreach, education, and housing opportunities that only Our Stomping Ground can provide. 

Social Grace is proud to partner with Our Stomping Ground as they continue to fulfill their incredible mission.

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FREE SOCIAL PROGRAMMING!

As a member of Our Stomping Ground, you also get access to the following programming offered by Social Grace:

  • Every Monday, Social Grace hosts a young adult virtual hangout from 5:00-5:30 pm. Make new friends as we discuss our hobbies, interests, and support each other through life’s ups and downs!
  • On the last Sunday of each month, Social Grace hosts our Healthy Hangout. What began as a one-off on Halloween of 2020 has turned into one of our best-loved and best-attended events. Join us at Lubber Run park for a brisk walk and sparkling conversation!

    (Stay tuned, we will be offering MORE and updated social programming/events throughout the year!)


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Social Grace coordinates creative programming that encourages social learning and meaningful relationships.

Sign up today for a FREE consultation to discuss our various groups, and let’s see what we can find to best fit your needs!

SOCIAL GROUPS

Our dynamic middle and high school social groups teach the tools and strategies our kids need to thrive throughout childhood and into adulthood! Making and keeping friends, working with others, conversational skills, managing anxiety, flexibility, compromise, self-awareness, problem-solving, conflict resolution, perspective-taking, self-advocacy, self-regulation/coping strategies and the hidden curriculum are just some of the topics we will cover! We offer virtual and in person social learning groups! Ages 11 to 19.

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We need now more than ever to connect with one another, problem-solve, share resources, laugh, cry, vent…. You name it!

We are in this together fellow parent!

How It Works

Step One: Find a day that works for you, and simply schedule online. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Step Two: No expectations… we look forward to seeing you! (You are welcome to bring a snack and or adult beverage to share)!

Beginning March 8th, 2023 we will be BACK IN PERSON! We meet at our office in Clarendon. Follow the details after signing up online.

Includes government agencies, businesses, training, and advocacy

Sign up today for a free phone consultation to see how we can work together.
We will develop a custom quote to suit your needs.

NEURODIVERSITY TRAINING

Let us develop a customized plan for your team and or organization to promote inclusion and awareness. Our practical tools and strategies will increase productivity and nurture an ideal workplace culture.

SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVOCACY

Social Grace demystifies the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process, providing guidance and collaborating directly with school staff to help parents obtain the best educational accommodations and services and ensure children thrive within their school communities.

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OUR SOCIAL LEARNING ADVENTURES WILL EXPOSE TEENS/TWEENS TO A VARIETY OF EXCITING EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND REAL-LIFE SKILLS.

Activities may include:

  • Urban Exploration

  • Museums

  • Escape Rooms

  • Hiking

  • Kayaking

  • Art Projects

  • STEM and Team Building activities

  • Community Service Projects

  • Health and Wellness

  • Delicious food each day (Group members will have the opportunity to order meals, and even practice tipping.)

OUR SOCIAL EXPERTS AND PEER MENTORS ARE EXCITED TO TEACH AND PRACTICE INVALUABLE SKILLS SUCH AS:

  • Building Confidence and Self Esteem

  • Developing Social Competencies

  • Communication

  • Compromise

  • Flexibility

  • Perspective Taking/Getting

  • Self-advocacy

  • Teamwork

  • Trying new things

NEED TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE THIS SUMMER?

Social Learning + Team Building Adventures

For Middle, and High School Age Groups

GET OUT OF THE HOUSE 2024

Week1: July 8th-12th

Week 2: July 15th-19th

Week 3: July 22nd-26th

Week 4: July 29th- August 2nd

Week 5: August 5th-9th

Week 6: August 12th-16th

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