Challenging children in a language and cognitively rich environment.
2225-2219 Lakeside Drive
Bannockburn, IL 60015
Phone: 847-234-0688
info@theclinicalconnections.com
"Skill development that promotes a healthy, independent & successful life-style for teens with special needs"
What We Do

Our mission is to develop independence in teens with special needs by providing them with a safe, supervised and social environment which promotes skills for a balanced and healthy life-style.

Most tweens/teens start with the independent program. Teens learn and enjoy leisure and social activities, complete workouts, prepare their own snacks, contribute to the community, and complete their home work. Classes are scheduled to learn these skills.

The Teen Center is directed by an adult facilitator. Both Speech and Occupational therapists are attached to the program to provide specialized guidance, which may enable insurance reimbursement.
Daily Activities
  • Home Work Completion
  • Leisure
    • Music
    • iPods; You-Tube
    • Books/Magazines
    • Drawing; Art
    • Card Games
  • Daily Living
    • Cooking; Snack Preparation
    • Laundry/Dish Washing
    • Restocking/Ordering Groceries
    • Community
  • Workout
    • Fitness Training
    • Basketball; Soccer; Baseball
    • Dance
    • Yoga
  • Classes
    • Current Events
    • Nutrition/Meal Planning
    • Conversation Skills
    • Photography
  • Social
    • Board Games
    • Video Games
    • Movie and Pizza Nights
    • Social Planning
Challenging children in a language and cognitively rich environment.
Other Options

JUNIOR TEEN CENTER

For tweens Ages 10-12 years, our mission is to develop independence in tweens by providing them with a safe, supervised and social environment which promotes skills for a healthy lifestyle. This program mirrors from the Teen Center model but starts with more structure and support and a slower pace spending 30 minutes on each of 4 skill areas: social, leisure, workout/, and life skills.

TEEN PARTNERS
Our Teen Partner Program is a 1:1 version of the Independent Program offered hourly. Housed in the North Shore Teen Center, Teen Partners allows individual practice of skills. Some elect to start with this program to build skills for the larger program. Others use this option for additional practice in specific skill areas. Teen Partners also come to the home to generalize skills learned in our program.

TEEN CLUBS
Most high schools offer clubs after school. In general, these are student-led interest groups (e.g. Anime, Interactive Gamers, Chess, Latin, Juggling club etc.). The NSTC Clubs are for teens who can follow adult–direction but need to develop the ability to interact and collaborate with fellow students. The NSTC clubs establish a theme and pursue it by group consensus, and are led by two peer mentors. Max 10/Min 3

YOUNG ADULT SOCIAL GROUP
For teens aged 16-18, this group focuses on fostering social and leisure skills. The teens lead the activities of the group, negotiating and compromising, practicing appropriate social interactions and expanding the repertoire of preferred social and leisure activities.

Challenging children in a language and cognitively rich environment.
Challenging children in a language and cognitively rich environment.