Studies have shown that being in nature, moving, and sharing a common purpose/goal can have a positive effect on a person's outlook as well as bring other health benefits. BACA will be starting a 4-week gardening group at the San Jose clinic for PARENTS ONLY. In the Growing Gardens Group, parents can learn sensory coping skills as well as ideas for dealing with setbacks and maintaining emotional balance and stability in their lives. In addition, parents will learn the basics of how to grow their own garden. This can be a space where parents can connect with one another, share their struggles, and mutually encourage one another. If this interests you, please fill out an appointment request form here to receive more information about the group. We will need a commitment from 5 parents in order to start the group. The first few parents to respond will have a chance to help decide the time/ day of the group.


BACA has absorbed Technology Therapists™, and now social skills group treatment with Minecraft™ is restarting! See our research on our unique social skills training that has had positive results and high client satisfaction here!

The groups are unique in offering both a child experience as well as a parent-session with each group. The first step to joining a group is completing an appointment request form and choosing the Minecraft™ Social Skills as the appointment type.

First there will be a compatibility group to decide which group is best for your child. After completing the compatability session, you will be notified when an appropriate group is starting.

Both the child and one of the parents (though both parents are encouraged to attend) will need to register as patients. Each week there will be a 60 minute session with the kids and a 30 minute session with the parents, to reinforce what is taught to the children via practice at home. 

Parents - be prepared to do your homework!

Due to the nature of these groups, there is a different no-show policy than out standard clinic no-show policy (since we cannot substitute in another patient if you or your child misses a session). Therefore, there will be a no-show fee of $50 assessed for any parent or child group that is missed during the 10-week treatment. For example, if the parent and the child both miss a scheduled group day, there will be $100 no-show fee. If the child is in the group, but the parent does not show up for the parent part, there will be a $50 no-show fee. 

There will be $100 non-refundable deposit taken prior to starting the group. You will be refunded the $100 after the 10-week group ends assuming all co-pays and no-show fees are paid. We take the deposit to ensure that the parents and child show up to the group. If appointments are missed, we will apply the deposit to cover no-show fees.

Young Adult Life Skills Outpatient Group (ages 18-26)

Are you an emerging adult? Do the challenges of adult life seem too difficult to face at times? Do you struggle to live independently? This group may be the place for you! The Young Adult Life Skills Group is an 8 week-long outpatient group for young adults (18-26) who are finding the responsibilities of "adulting" challenging and would like to be more successful in the day-to-day adult world.  We will identify what gets in your way of success, and work towards specific goals to help you manage your life better as a young adult. For more information, please click here.