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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:

  • Social Thinking ® concepts
  • Handling miscommunication
  • Making friends and dating
  • Professional communication
  • Working on a team
  • Living independently
  • Communicating through social media

To enroll: An intake session must be scheduled for all new participants 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.

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

Adult Social Communication Group

Callier Center Richardson

September 3 - December 5, 2019

Group 1 (Wednesdays): 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Group 2 (Tuesday Program): 11:00 - 12:30 p.m. Group 2 (Thursday Program): 1:00 - 2:30 p.m

Contact: Christina Gollis

Young Adult Social Communication Groups Flyer