Adolescent (Transition-Age) Program

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

Social Tools And Rules for Teens (START Program)

The Koegel Autism Center is currently offering a 20-week group socialization program for adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and other social challenges. New cycles begin twice a year.

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. Sessions are being offered for a $60/week fee.

Learn more about our START Program HERE!

 

Social Tools And Rules for Transitions

We also have a START Program for young adults, ages 18-25. This is a research study, so there is no fee for this group. This group will meet weekly from 4:30 to 6:30pm on Thursdays, beginning February 22nd, 2018. Please email autism@education.ucsb.edu or call (805) 893-2049 to schedule an intake session!