Difficulty in social interaction is one of the defining characteristics of autism. Not surprisingly, many people with autism struggle to engage effectively in social situations. However, like other skills, social interaction can be taught and practiced. Project HOPE Foundation offers a variety of social groups that:
- facilitate self-awareness,
- build self-esteem,
- provide structure that requires interaction,
- support interaction through language at the appropriate level,
- develop strategies and cues to enhance interaction,
- target opportunities to practice and generalize skills.
We want social interaction to become both easier and more reinforcing for our clients with autism.