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Callier Center for Communication Disorders

ASD Adult Program

Young Adult Social Communication Groups

Individuals with social communication disorders secondary to autism often struggle with social communication. The demands of college and work can be very challenging. Young Adult Social Communication Groups support young adults ages 18 to 30 in developing important skills necessary in the college and work settings. The program is led by a licensed speech-language pathologist with the support of graduate student clinicians.
Groups meet weekly.

Group 1 topics include:

  • Initiating conversation with peers
  • Commenting during conversation
  • Topic maintenance
  • Giving an appropriate amount of information
  • Finding/keeping a job
  • Success in school

Group 2 topics include:

*This group will focus on employment skills. Please note that all who are enrolled with be required to have a job or work in a volunteer position.

  • Professional communication
  • Working on a team
  • Unwritten rules of the workplace
  • Communicating with the boss
  • Communicating with co-workers and customers

To enroll: An intake session must be scheduled for all new participants who are not UT Dallas students to determine placement in Group 1 or Group 2. Placement is determined by the group leader based on individual needs. Intakes are 30 minutes and $50 each. Contact [email protected] to schedule.

UT Dallas students will be assigned to Group 2 and do not require an intake, but must contact [email protected] to sign up.

Cost: $300 per fall and spring session / $150 for summer session + $75 nonrefundable enrollment fee due prior to program start to secure enrollment.
Free for UTD students.

Adult Social Communication Group

Callier Center Richardson

June 11 - July 16, 2018

Group 1: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Group 2: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Contact: Christina Gollis

Young Adult Social Communication Groups Flyer