Programs & Classes

SCCAN Program

Social Communication Club at Nazareth College

Community based after-school program for teens facilitated by clinicians from the Nazareth College Speech & Hearing Clinic in collaboration with AutismUp

Social Communication Club at Nazareth  (SCCAN) is an after-school club for teens in grades 7-12.  The club provides opportunities for teens with similar social communication skills to learn and practice said skills with same age peers in a natural social setting.  The club explores social topics, including getting others attention, complimenting others, listening, friendship development and other similar social skills to establish and maintain friendships and relationships using a project-based approach to teaching.  Practice opportunities are shared with families to reinforce skills and strategies outside the club each week.  Together with the clinician team, teens work to communicate their strengths and interests and create a final project to share at a family celebration at the conclusion of the program.  

SCCAN is most appropriate for teens and parents interested in opportunities to further develop and practice social communication skills necessary for success in school and community settings.  Students enrolled in SCCAN should have the ability to engage in conversational speech, and have a basic understanding of the importance of social interaction, and be able to work cooperatively in a group of 10-12 peers.

SCCAN is held at Nazareth College (York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute, 4245 East Avenue, Rochester 14618) and is facilitated by clinicians from Nazareth College Speech and Hearing Clinic in collaboration with AutismUp.

Fall Semester Dates: 9/20 - 12/6 (with the exception of Thanksgiving Week 11/22), Family celebration on 12/6 
Tuesdays, 5-6pm

  • $120
  • Jan 31 - May 02
  • Winter/Spring Semester
    • Wednesday5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • $120
  • Sep 20 - Dec 06
  • Fall Semester
    • Wednesday5:00pm - 6:00pm
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How to register:

  1. Complete a Family Profile using our online form.  This must be completed prior to registering for programs.  If you have one on file for 2016, proceed to step 2.
  2. Complete an online Program Registration form here. *Our registration system allows for the addition of multiple participants on one profile and form.
  3. You will receive a an email confirmation upon completion of your registration.


  • A representative of AutismUp will contact you by phone if there are any issues with your registration.
  • To apply for a scholarship, please complete a Scholarship Request Form and send the first two pages of your most recent tax return to:  AutismUp, Attention: Program Office.
  • Installment billing is available to all families at no extra cost.  Contact to arrange.

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