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The University of Texas at Dallas

ASD Adult Program

Individuals with autism spectrum disorders - also called ASD - often struggle with social communication issues. The social communication demands of college and work, especially for a young adult with Asperger Syndrome, can be a significant obstacle to achieving personal goals.

The Adult Social Communication Group supports young adults from ages 18 to 30 in developing important skills necessary for employment success.

The group meets weekly to discuss various social topics, practice social and communication skills, and problem-solve challenges in their social, academic, and employment settings. Graduate student clinicians mentor participants through a variety of social activities.

The collaborative program was developed by expert clinical faculty at UT Dallas interested in autism, with assistance from professionals from the UT Dallas Disability Services Office. For more details about the program, see the attached flyer.

Program Goals

  • Conversation skills with peers
  • Interaction with authority figures
  • Time management
  • Non-verbal communication skills
  • Professional communication skills
  • Job interviewing skills
  • Managing conflict
  • Use of abstract language

Contact Information

For additional information contact: Lucinda Dean