Big Apple After School Program

Organization: Big Apple After School Program (BAASP)


Phone: (646) 450-6210

Address: 416 East 80th Street New York, NY 10075


Big Apple After School Program (BAASP) is a new service in Manhattan for children ages 6-12 with social skills deficits.

Based on the behaviorally-oriented social skills of their sister summer camp, BAASP is an alternative to weekly social skills groups for children with various mild-to-moderate social-emotional skills difficulties, such as ADHD, Asperger’s, High Functioning Autism, Anxiety, and Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities.

BAASP has all the key ingredients of an evidenced-based psychosocial treatment: 1) intensive (2.5 hrs per day x 2 days per week x 10 weeks = 50 hrs of training); 2) occurs across multiple settings (classroom, sports, transitions, recess); 3) involves the parents and school via parent training groups and school daily report cards (DRC); and 4) utilizes a behavioral approach with points, rewards, and time-out. These characteristics facilitate more rapid acquisition and generalization of social skills at home, school and with peers.

Activities include explicit social skills training, homework tutoring, team sports, unstructured play, and group games. The Fall program runs from Oct 4th – Dec 15th, from 4-6:30pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays at the Caedmon School at 80th St /1st Ave in Manhattan. There is a staff-to-child ratio of nearly 1:2, and there is two groups, ages 6-8 and 9-12.

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