Adolescent (Transition-Age) Program

Weekly Teen Hangout Group

The Koegel Autism Center is beginning to host weekly teen hangout groups for those who are neurodivergent in the community. Groups will begin on November 30th at the Koegel Autism Center, and continue weekly from 5-6pm.

Please fill out the following information for your teenager: 

Registration Form



Programming to help adolescents navigate social relationships and the upcoming transition to adult life.

Social Tools And Rules for Teens (START Program) Research Opportunity

The Koegel Autism Center is currently offering a 10-week group socialization program for adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and other social challenges. 

Geared for ages 12-17, the START Program focuses on experience-based learning in an engaging social club environment with snacks, group games and activities, high school and college-aged peer mentors, and both group and individualized social skill targets. 

Each 90-minute session features (a) individual check-in sessions, (b) free socialization time to work on individual skill targets, (c) a topic discussion, role-play/video, and practice, (d) a structured group activity, and (e) a check-out session with parents to give feedback and set weekly goals. 

Learn more about our START Program HERE!

UPDATE 1/11/2022: Study is currently on hiatus and will resume in the near future. Please email to be placed on a contact list. 

Social Tools And Rules for Transitions (CLOSED)

We also have a START Program for young adults, ages 18-25. This is currently a research study, therefore there is no fee for this group. This group will meet weekly from 4:30 to 6:30pm on Thursdays, and the next cycle will begin early summer 2019. Please email or call (805) 893-2049 to schedule an intake session!