Brave Buddies Four-Day Program

BraveBuddies℠ is an intensive group behavioral treatment program designed to help children ages three to twelve with selective mutism (SM) speak in school and other public places. We create a classroom-like setting that offers children a safe environment to practice verbal participation, or what we call “brave talking.”

Past Event

Saturday, February 16, 2019

9:00 am – 2:00 pm EST

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Stephen Gaynor School

148 W 90th St
New York, NY 10024

Event Description

Event Details

  • Date: Sat., February 16th – Tues., February 19th
  • Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm
  • Ages: 3-12 years old
  • Parent details: Parent training is a crucial part of BraveBuddies℠ and runs from 9:30 to 11:00am daily.

How to Apply

Please contact our intake team at 212.212.308 or email An intake coordinator will guide you through a description of our Selective Mutism Service and help you determine whether Brave Buddies is appropriate for your child.
Enrollment is on a first-registered, first-served basis.

About BraveBuddies℠

Brave Buddies is offered as a multi-day intensive program twice a year, and as one-day sessions several times throughout the year. The Brave Buddies day is structured like a typical school day, with morning meeting, craft and sport activities, meals, and field trips to places like the library and the park. The staff guides children through progressively more challenging activities, prompting them to use verbal responses and speak spontaneously as they play with other children and adults. Each Brave Buddies day ends with a trip to the Brave Buddies prize store-a chance for children to practice buying a toy on their own with the points they’ve earned for brave talking.

Find out more about the Brave Buddies program including eligibility, fees, and our cancellation policy.