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Social Skills and Autism

Posted on May 25, 2018

For those with autism, social skills can be a lifelong challenge to learn. Eye contact, starting a conversation, responding to a rhetorical question, or just chatting can be overwhelming without practice. Many autism parents share with each other the strategies that most help their children in social situations.

On MyAutismTeam, the social network and online support group for parents of kids with autism, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Social challenges are one of the most-discussed subjects.

Here are some question-and-answer threads about social challenges:

Here are some conversations about social challenges:

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyAutismTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

At 9 yrs old, with no close friends, I had him join the Special Olympics....I met wonderful parents of children with other disabilities and Joe took to it like a fish takes to water. He met lasting… read more

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