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The Explorers Club (Ages 9+)

The Explorers Club

The Explorers group is another natural step up from the Adventure Club. While the key focus remains building upon appropriate social interactions, this group also incorporates leadership skills. Both the Adventure and Explorer clubs meet at the same community location each session, which varies from week to week. This allows for the Explorer’s to be role models for the Adventure club, as well as help facilitate interaction between groups. Members of the Explorer Club will continue to work on flexibility and turn taking skills, reciprocal conversation, and most importantly, lay the foundation for building meaningful friendships. Other skills addressed will be perspective taking, reading non-verbal cues, maintaining appropriate conversations, and increasing appropriate leisure skills as they are introduced to various activities throughout the community.

Prior to attendance, Xcite Steps supervisory staff will assess and identify individualized social skills areas for improvement that will be targeted during the 6-week sessions.  The targeted social skills identified will be monitored and tracked, providing instant feedback on the trajectory of progress throughout the sessions.

Intake, Assessment and Functional Behavior Plan

  • Meeting with Xcite Steps Supervisory staff to discuss your child and assess appropriate social club setting
  • Individualized social skills deficits will be identified and then targeted during the 6 week session in a variety of community settings
  • Identified social skills for increase will be monitored and tracked throughout the 6 weeks.


Outing Structure and Goals

  • 1:1 behavior technicians support peer interaction, communication, transitioning, play skills and friendships.
  • Behavior technicians will target social challenges outlined in the initial assessment and identified as social skills weaknesses.
  • Social clubs offer a natural teaching model to implement social goals with novel peers and in a naturalistic teaching environment.
  • Individuals can also benefit from peer modeling of appropriate social skills + initiation with peers.
  • Structured peer interaction or facilitation centering around a particular activity or activities will be targeted on a weekly basis.


Our Services are available in the following areas:

San Diego (North)

  • Oceanside
  • Carlsbad
  • Rancho Santa Fe
  • San Marcos
  • Camp Pendleton
  • Escondido
  • Vista

San Diego (Central)

  • La Jolla
  • Clairemont
  • Downtown
  • Poway
  • Mira Mesa
  • Coronado

East County

  • Santee
  • Lakeside
  • La Mesa
  • Spring Valley
  • El Cajon
  • Paradise Hills

South Bay

  • Eastlake
  • Chula Vista
  • National City
  • Bonita
  • Imperial Beach
  • Otay Mesa

Temecula Region

  • Murrieta
  • Lake Elsinore
  • Menifee
  • Fallbrook