The Secret Agent Society (SAS) Small Group Program prepares children for life’s social and emotional challenges in a fun and effective way. It captures children’s attention through spy-themed, gamified learning and has been helping neurodivergent children to reach their social and emotional goals for over 13 years.
Parents of neurodivergent children might have noticed that they have been encouraged to act or feel more “normal” throughout their lives. The thing is, being told what to do and how to feel doesn’t always feel so good. It doesn’t give children space to play to their strengths and can lead to loneliness.
That’s why many services offer Secret Agent Society in a neurodivergent-affirming way. Rather than focusing on fixing perceived “deficits”, it acknowledges and celebrates the differences in how all our brains are wired. In fact, differences are seen as healthy and beneficial to society.
The team from the Secret Agent Society share why their courses have become so popular amongst the Neurodivergent community and how your child can go from feeling inadequate to celebrating their “Bionic Powers with these evidence-based supports
- Decode how people feel and act (including themselves)
- Build their own formula for friendships and teams
- Cope with change and the unpredictable
- Solve social and emotional problems
- Recognise and deal with bullying
After completing the program, they get to graduate as “Secret Agents”, with a robust social and emotional toolkit that they can draw upon throughout their lives.
Here are a few more reasons why the program is so popular with the neurodivergent community.
Evidence based supports
Secret Agent Society has an extensive evidence base of its ability to create meaningful change for children and families experiencing these problems. There are over 20 publications that provide evidence of its effectiveness or demonstrate its different applications.
Recent study results
In a recent study which investigated the use of SAS for children with moderate-severe mental health disorders attending community Child and Adolescent Mental Health services, 84% of parents said that the program led to lasting positive changes for their child. 74% of teachers also believed that it contributed to lasting changes in their student’s school participation.
One of the ways the program creates meaningful change is by creating wrap-around support. It’s powered by a digital health platform, which enables parents, teachers, and facilitators to combine their efforts. Together, they can empower every “Cadet” with the support they need to develop and diversify their social-emotional skills.