Building social skills

Building social skills is an important part of the continuing development of both children and adults with autism. Engaging in recreational and social activities is a great way to engage in social skill building. Autism Delaware provides a number of social and recreational opportunities throughout the year — look at our current calendar of events for more information (click here).

For more structured social skills building, we offer:

Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS)
PEERS is a 16 week social skills intervention for motivated teens/tweens in middle school or high school who are interested in learning ways to help make and keep friends. PEERS is an evidence-based, interactive program for young folks (ages 11-18) with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Lego Club
For children 9-12, and teens 13-19, who can follow direction and have good communication skills, Lego club offers a unique, hands-on experience in a structured environment. For more information, contact Heidi Mizell in our Newark office at 302-224-6020.