What’s the Buzz? (ages 9-11)

2024 Program Details

Dates and Time

Starts 19 March 2024 and finishes 2 July 2024 (16 sessions). Sessions run from 6pm to 7pm.


Gold Foundation, 9-11 Carlisle St, Camden Park, SA, 5038


$990 for the 16-week program


Contact info@goldfoundation.com.au or 0455 888 154

Program information

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What’s the Buzz? (ages 9-11) is a 16-week social skills enrichment program for 9-11 year olds on the Autism Spectrum that encourages children to think about how to get along with others and explore the benefits of developing new social skills.

This highly structured, role-play and play-based program is designed to teach children how to think socially and make friendship work. It connects young people and offers them the skills to belong.

What’s the Buzz? is delivered through direct teaching, role-play, quizzes and fun in the context of an encouraging group, and lead by skilled facilitators.

The lesson schedule is presented below:

  • Lesson 1: meeting people and exiting
  • Lesson 2: getting attention
  • Lesson 3: following instructions
  • Lesson 4: being friendly
  • Lesson 5: competition, winning and losing
  • Lesson 6: identifying feelings
  • Lesson 7: feelings; the warning signs
  • Lesson 8: feelings and thinking positively
  • Lesson 9: feelings; ideas to create wellbeing
  • Lesson 10: empathy, responding to others
  • Lesson 11: handling worry
  • Lesson 12: dealing with disappointment
  • Lesson 13: responding to bullying behaviours
  • Lesson 14: the connecting art of conversation
  • Lesson 15: learning to ‘fit in’
  • Lesson 16: giving and receiving compliments

You can find more information on the content of the program here

If you are interested in this program, please contact info@goldfoundation.com.au or 0455 888 154.

What’s the Buzz? is written by Mark LeMessurier & Madhavi Nawana Parker.

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