Social skills programs are imperative to teach children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder the skills needed to appropriately discriminate between various social cues, develop and maintain relationships, engage in conversations, get and maintain a job, and self-advocate, just to name a few skills. At Michelle Ragozzine and Associates, we offer social skills groups for children and adolescents that meet on a weekly basis. These groups are taught by a behavioral therapist under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. The team works together to create weekly teaching plans where they target a key skill that can be worked on in group. They then take the plan a step further to create structured situations where the groups will role play the skill being used. Lastly, natural opportunities are presented to utilize the skill in question. The ultimate goal is for the groups to generalize these skills to their natural environments with confidence and independence. Our social skills groups give children and adolescents the opportunity to learn and practice numerous skills in a safe, supportive and understanding environment. Each one of our groups incorporates age-appropriate, evidence-based practices that aid in the development of learning how to think socially and act accordingly.