Social Skills Training

Social skills training at the Munroe-Meyer Institute is a program for children and adolescents with autism or related disorders. Our goal is to help guide families toward best practices for improving social behaviors and engaging in new situations. Parental participation is essential to the improvement of the participants’ social skills beyond the classroom. Parents and their children are encouraged to rehearse these skills and implement them in different environments and situations. Participants learn how to:

  • Make eye contactSocial Skills Training
  • Share ideas
  • Compliment others
  • Enter into a conversation
  • Handle disagreements
  • Maintain good sportsmanship

Children and adolescents attend social skills classes while parents/caregivers attend educational classes designed to complement each other. Children and adolescents will have an opportunity to practice their newly learned skills with their parents at the end of each session. MMI is currently offering two courses:

  • School-aged children (7 to 12 years old) meet for 90 minutes over 8 weeks
  • Adolescents (13 to 18 years old) meet for 90 minutes over 14 weeks

Classes are available at the MMI building located on the University of Nebraska Medical Center campus, and in communities in greater Nebraska via outreach classrooms.




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Phone: (402) 559-4985