Social Skills

  • 5 Apps to Help People with Autism Learn Social Skills models appropriate social behavior—through videos and images—as well as teaching social expectations. In addition to teaching social rules, they help students figure out how to apply them 
  • BBK groups for ages 2 – 18 in Santa Ana and Laguna Hills; insurances billed for groups.
  • **Child Behavior Pathways offers a Parent-Child Premium Program for children 3-6 where parents gain parenting tools while the child focuses on social skills.
  • Friday Night Club for teens & young adults (age 13-20+) meets 2 Fridays/month; one Friday at Mariners Church – one Friday in a family home. RSVP is required.
  • Pretend City offers Baby Steps for infants and Way to Play Days for toddlers up to preschoolers 5 years of age.
  • Rays of Funshine is a private non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of children with special needs through therapy, with an emphasis on social skills.
  • Social Skills Development Center offers PEERS (UCLA Program for the Evaluation and Enrichment of Relational Skills) is a parent-assisted intervention focusing on middle school and high school teens in Fountain Valley.
  • The Friendship Circle focuses upon pairing of local teenagers with children having special needs for home visits, and includes community activities. 
  • Trumpet Behavioral Health offers social groups led by Behavior Analysts to develop social skills in various groups for toddlers through young adults.
  • U.C.I. Child Development School offers an 8-week series for children and their parents on social skills and coaching strategies, Groups for ages 5-7 and 8-11. Call 949-824-2343 for information.
  • Us Too Gymnastics offers a social play class for ages 10-18 in Lake Forest.