Higher Functioning Autism (HFA), Asperger Syndrome and Social Communication
How functionally independent is the person with HFA?
How socially appropriate is the person with HFA?
Do they have coping skills for anxiety and frustration?
Strategies our Social Groups will focus on:
Persons w/ social cognition challenges who are also extremely intelligent can be limited in their ability to:
Specific skills most people “get” intuitively need to be taught in detail to a person on the autism spectrum. They tend to need a step by step process to develop and begin to learn to generalize these social skills. Developing social communication skills with specific direct group instruction to include visual strategies i.e. roleplaying, scripting, video modeling, social stories, social mapping, social rules and more is essential for overall functional independence. These SC Groups will provide this type of programming.