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Autism Brief – Supporting Social Development for Individuals with ASD

Kathleen Mo Taylor, OTR/L, Marci Laurel CCC-SLP Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities Programs Division Download the full PDF version of this post! Social skills allow us to interact and communicate with others. Social skills include the abilities to: Be near others Read nonverbal and verbal cues Participate in back and forth interactions Send and receive messages Understand the perspective of others Cooperate with others Sustain relationships over time The diagnostic criteria for ASD include difficulties in social communication. These difficulties include back and forth interaction, nonverbal communication and developing age-appropriate relationships. Social skills are not just for making friends — […]