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Adventure Club (Ages 6+)

Xcite Steps’ Kids Adventure Club is our Social Skills Therapy Group, or Social Club, for kids ages 7 and up who fall on the Autism Spectrum, or who experience social anxieties, PDD-NOS, or minor disabilities.  Our team of certified and licensed professionals have come together to structure a program that combines the most advanced ABA principals and goals with the Xcite Step’s Natural Opportunity Model.  This means that the children involved in this program receive high quality ABA Social Skills Therapy supervised by a certified and licensed professional in an environment that is fun and natural.  Every Saturday children attend engaging community outings where they build confidence in their friendship and social skills in a natural but coached setting.

The Adventures Club is a natural next step up from the Discovery Club. While still focusing on communication and social interaction by design, a major skill target is flexibility. This group meets at different community locations, where Adventurer’s learn to safely explore novel locations, stay within designated groups, and practice turn taking with peers. Most importantly, the group members will build upon social skills and reciprocal conversation with peers, laying the foundation for meaningful friendships. Individualized social skills deficits will be identified by Xcite Steps Supervisory staff and then targeted during the 6-week Adventures Club sessions.  The identified social skills for increase will be monitored and tracked throughout the 6 weeks.

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 motitored 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