Social Skills Groups

Most children and adolescents on the autism spectrum have a difficult time understanding and using social skills. They do not naturally learn to respond to social cues, making the social world unrecognizable and awkward. Social skills include everything from making eye contact and greetings to understanding internal events and feelings. Social skills also teach basic social rules like being polite and general social/behavioral expectations in all of the client’s environments. These skills will have a large impact on a person’s life. Social skills, or the lack thereof, can affect the ability of a person with autism to make and maintain friendships, participate with peers and even interacting with society.