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Weekly Teen Hangout Group

The Koegel Autism Center hosts a weekly Teen Hangout Group for neurodiverse teenagers (ages 12-17) in the community who want to connect with peers. This group runs on Thursdays from 5pm-6pm. *Please note, parents are expected to pick up their teens promptly at 6 pm.

Please fill out the following information for your teenager to be added to both the group and contact list: 

Registration Form

Reach out to education-autism@ucsb.edu with any questions!


Social Tools and Rules for Teens (START) 

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

The Koegel Autism Center is currently offering a 10-week group socialization program for adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

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: This study will resume in the near future. Please email autism@ucsb.edu to be placed on a contact list.