The ability to navigate relationships and emotions is critical to social and occupational success.  Social situations are often awkward for individuals with autism, especially during the teen years, which can be challenging for anyone.

The need for social skills is vital throughout life. Having the ability to develop friendships, socialize at school and in the community are of significant importance in life. Social situations are often awkward for individuals with autism, especially during the teen years, which can be challenging for anyone.

ABLE PATHWAYS social skills groups and programs can be instrumental to a child’s development of establishing friendships, building confidence and pursuing interests. Social skills programs can also be helpful in supporting independent living skills and job readiness.

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ABLE PATHWAYS provides social skills training to children with autism spectrum disorder. The focus of the program is to increase the child’s overall ability to:

  • Recognize and interpret verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Develop appropriate peer relationships
  • Assist individuals with improvement in social interactions by expanding their interest in age appropriate topics
  • Increase their ability to recognize others emotions
  • Plan and organize tasks while monitoring one’s own work
  • Utilize and accept feedback
  • Inhibit inappropriate responses

The fundamental goal is to minimize the stress and anxiety suffered by individuals with autism spectrum disorder when participating in social interactions. The program strives to provide the tools necessary for successful interpretation of social and communication skills. How to cope with issues related to understanding emotional and abstract concepts is a critical component of the program.