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Circles App - Social Skills & Relationships

By James Stanfield Co., Inc.

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*** RATED 5 STARS BY BRIDGINGAPPS.COM *** The most trusted and comprehensive Special Education app review source on the web.

*** "This app is perfect for individuals that struggle with appropriate personal space. It teaches about relationships, social boundaries, and safety." - TOUCHAUTISM.COM

Keeping our children & students safe and protecting them from abuse and exploitation is a major concern for parents and educators. Fundamental to this effort is teaching children to understand social boundaries and helping them to learn what level of intimacy and touch is appropriate AND inappropriate within these boundaries.

The Circles App™ is an innovative way to teach children that the degree of closeness they have with other people and how they touch them, depends on the kind of relationship they have with them. Simply stated, “It’s OK to hug your Mother; it’s not OK to hug the mail carrier”. The Circles App™ is designed to make such distinctions crystal clear while allowing you to customize them to your unique situation. Perhaps in your family, the mail carrier is your mother!

The Circles App™ is an essential tool for social skills learning, especially for kids, teens, and young adults with special needs, intellectual disabilities, and individuals on the autism spectrum. With a colorful, interactive relationship graph,The Circles App™ teaches:
• appropriate social interactions in relation to TOUCH: who gets a hug, who gets high-fives, who gets fist bumps, and more!
• intimacy boundaries to help prevent abuse and exploitation
• how to recognize and practice boundary limits for healthy mutual relationships

For school settings: An excellent instructional and practice supplement for students who are learning or are already familiar with the best-selling, proven-effective Circles® social boundaries curriculum.*

For home use: A basic introduction and readiness tutorial to the Circles® rules of appropriate touch.The Circles App™ is designed to incorporate parent or caregiver guidance (in place of teachers).

The Circles App™ is a “stand-alone” tool as well as an effective companion app for our best-selling social boundaries curriculum, Circles®. Recently proven effective in a Harvard University study, the Circles® curriculum is used in over 12,000 schools across the country.

*The Circles® curriculum is a complete, video-based course of study designed for classroom use that teaches social and relationship boundaries and relationship-specific social skills to special needs students. In addition to covering Touch (like The Circles App™ does), the Circles® curriculum further explains and illustrates in depth which levels of Talk and Trust are appropriate in each relationship. To learn more, visit

What's New in Version 1.7

We've added in-app purchases so that you can now have more than three profiles. You can buy an additional one, five and/or 10 giving you up to 19 profiles in total.

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Good to use for teaching at a group setting or individual level

Circles App - Social Skills & Relationships
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  • $24.99
  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 1.7
  • Size: 159 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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