Improving the educational experiences and outcomes of students on the autism spectrum in Montgomery County, MD

Unstuck and On Target at the Center for Assessment and Treatment

  • 01 Sep 2020
  • Center for Assessment and Treatment
Unstuck and On Target

Center for Assessment and Treatment

Location: 8401 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 1000, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Cost: Call CAAT at (240) 424-0184 for pricing

Registration: Registration is required. 

Dates: Runs for 14 weeks starting in September, Wednesday Evenings 5-6pm

Contact: or 240-424-0184 

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Child Age:  8-10

Unstuck and On Target® is a 14-week evidence-based curriculum designed to improve flexibility in children with autism and ADHD. The program includes both student and parent groups; the whole family learns strategies they can work on together to improve generalization of skills. While children participate in highly engaging group activities, the adults attend group sessions that combine lecture, role playing and observation of the child group. Parents learn how to apply Unstuck strategies to everyday scenarios, from morning routines to getting homework done.

Students will learn to:

Handle unexpected events and be flexible

Cope with disappointment and frustration

Keep an open mind

Navigate disagreements with friends

Set and achieve goals

Distinguish a “big deal” from a “little deal”

Learn how to compromise Create a Plan B when Plan A doesn’t work

How to self-advocate

How to be a successful group member

Parents will learn to:

Support their child in using Unstuck strategies

Tell a “can’t” from a “won’t

Strategies for being more effective coaches

Help their child successfully navigate their day and reach their goals at home and school

How to embed Unstuck and On Target strategies into various daily routines

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