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Uniting's Secret Agent Society (SAS) is an evidence-based program developed by the Social Skills Training Institute. Designed for children living with autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, anxiety disorders, anger management difficulties or a disability, the society is a fun way for friendships, team work and conversations to thrive.

The program aims to engage children in wanting to learn new social skills and how to manage their emotions. Through the Secret Agent Society, they discover how to recognise and respond to their own feelings, including:

  • Coping with change
  • Detect other people’s emotions
  • Talking and playing with others
  • Dealing with bullying

The program is delievered over 12 to 23 weeks in small groups, so children are supported as they develop and understand their emotions and friendships. There are only three children in each society, and there must be three society members before the program can be run. The program can be funded through the child’s NDIS plan, providing they have allocation for improved daily living skills or social and community participation.

If you know of a child who would benefit from the program, get in touch to find your nearest secret society. If there isn’t a program nearby, Uniting might be able to establish one for you. Uniting can support families in requesting a change to their child’s NDIS plan so they can get funding to participate in this program.

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Contact: 1800 864 846 or [email protected]

Source: Fairfield City Council

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