Autism project organizes a Girls Club

Girls are going to have more than fun this fall at the Girls Club started by The Kennedy Center. This club is the first of its kind in Fairfield County and one of a few in the state geared to girls of all ages on the autism spectrum.

“We decided to offer this program to the community because there are so many new girls in our Autism Project,” said Ellen Livingston, manager of the Autism Project at The Kennedy Center. “Although autism spectrum disorders are five times more prevalent in boys, we felt the timing was right to offer this program in the community.”

Girls Club kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 18, and runs for six consecutive Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m., at the Children’s Services site, 4021 Main St., Stratford. The cost for the session is $155.

Participants will enjoy activities aimed at developing essential self-esteem and assisting girls in understanding and embracing their own individual qualities and personalities. Activities will include art, movement activities, and games. In addition, the girls will work in teams to prepare a light snack and engage in “chick” chat. Discussion topics will cover being social, fashion, being a girl and staying safe.

Parents can call Patricia Fountain at 203-332-4535, x-236 to sign up.

For more information, contact Ellen Livingston at 203-908-3916 or