Holding Hands has developed an adult social skills relationship-based program centered on the following 5 principles: Self-Advocacy, Empowerment, Education, Dis(ABILITY), and Support. S.E.E.D.S. is a 16-week comprehensive social skills training program that is curriculum based for high-functioning adults, between the ages of 19-40, with social-emotional deficits. In addition to the 16-week curriculum lessons, each client will have the opportunity to meet with his/her therapist for a total of 6 one-on-one sessions to work on his/her individual needs, individual goals, or areas of concern. The program utilizes evidence based practices with ecological valid topics.

Topics of Instruction Include:

  • Self-Advocacy
  • Self-care and Hygiene
  • Sexuality
  • Dating & Companionship
  • Navigating Social Media
  • Employment
  • How to Deal with Bullying