Perhaps the most complex area of intervention in ASD is the development of functionally relevant social skills and social behavioral competencies. Social skills are, by their very nature, complex decision skills and their use is tied directly to different environmental contexts (e.g., home v. work v. church). In addition, it is not uncommon for an individual with ASD to acquire a specific social skill but then fail to generalize its use to the more typical environment, as the contingencies supporting the skill are quite different than they were during instruction. This workshop will provide an overview of the myriad challenges associated with the development of generalized social competencies that maintain across time in college-bound adults with ASD. In addition, intervention strategies designed to address these challenges will be reviewed.
August 6 – 9, 2018
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
State College, Pennsylvania