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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:

  • Independent living skills
  • Problem-solving in daily life
  • Planning and keeping a schedule
  • Considering the future
  • Professional communication
  • Self-advocacy
  • Creating and deepening friendships
  • Planning for a career

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

January 22 - April 23, 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