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Social Skills Groups

The UW Autism Center is excited to offer social skills groups for preschool children ages 3-5! Group treatment provides an opportunity for young children with autism spectrum disorders to learn skills in a natural setting with maximum support for generalization. Social skills groups meet for one hour each week and last 10 weeks. Groups typically consist of three to four children, with two clinicians leading treatment.

Each child has social goals and objectives that are targeted during the 10-week period, and children practice these skills in an individualized, supportive environment with their peers. Social skills are taught through a variety of behavior-based principles and include modeling, role play, and incidental teaching. Clinicians embed teaching in play activities and use positive behavior support to maintain the interest and motivation of the children throughout the session.

The next social skills group session will take place March 31 - June 2, 2014. See you there!

For enrollment, scheduling, and general information, contact the UW Autism Center at 1-877-408-UWAC or