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Social Groups & Skills

Helping give children with autism the social help they need

One of the most important areas parents want information about is in social functioning. Here are a few resources to help you as you discover all the ways to help your child in this vital area.

* This listing should not be considered an endorsement or recommendation either by the Autism Society of Greater Phoenix or its Board of Directors. It is merely a collection of individuals/entities/resources that have been deemed helpful or recommended by consumers. Please notify Sonya if any information needs to be updated.

Social Groups

Baio Enterprises Social Interaction Groups
1745 S Alma School Rd, Ste #145
Mesa, AZ 85210
480-963-3634
www.baioenterprises.com

Foundations Developmental House
1815 E Queen Creek Rd, Ste #1
Chandler, AZ 85286
480-219-3953
www.fdhkids.com

Friday Afternoon Social – for Young Adults with Disabilities
Higher Octave Healing

200 E Curry Rd
Tempe, AZ 85281
602-403–8800

Pediatric Speech and Language Specialists
6865 E Becker Lane, Ste 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
480-991-6560
www.pediatricspeech.net

S.E.E.K. Arizona
1830 S Alma School Rd, Ste 130
Mesa, AZ 85210
480-902-0771
www.seekarizona.org

Touchstone Behavioral Health
15648 N 35th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85053
602-732-4950
www.touchstonebh.org

Gentry Pediatric Behavioral Services
7600 N. 16th Street Suite 110
Phoenix, AZ 85020

602-368-3282
www.gentrypbs.com

MORIAH Cooperative
480-779-9011 
www.moriahus.org

Unicorn Haven
1445 East Guadalupe Road, Suite 109
Tempe, AZ, 85283
602-909-3223
www.unciornhaven.org

Ridge Zeller Therapy
3160 N. Arizona Ave, Suite 105
Chandler, AZ 85225
480-365-9981
www.RidgeZellerTherapy.com

 
 

The Bista Center
2222 S Dobson Rd, Building 9
Mesa, AZ 85202
480-365-9981
www.Bistacenter.org

 
 

Useful Links

Book Recommendations

  • Social Skills Activities for Special Children – Darlene Mannix
  • It’s So Much Work to Be Your Friend – Richard LaVoie
  • Social Behavior Mapping: Connecting Behavior, Emotions & Consequences Across the Day – Michelle Garcia Winner
  • Worksheets for Teaching Social Thinking and Related Skills – Michelle Garcia Winner
  • Comic Strip Conversations – Carol Gray
  • Solving the Relationship Puzzle – Steven Gutstein, Ph.D.
  • Navigating the Social World – Jeanie McAfee, M.D.
  • That’s What’s Different About Me! – Kathryn Robbins
  • The Hidden Curriculum – Brenda Smith Myles
  • Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME (2nd Edition) – Michelle Garcia Winner
  • Sticker Strategies to Encourage Social Thinking and Organization – Michelle Garcia Winner
  • Think Social! A Social Thinking Curriculum for School-Age Students (2nd Printing) – Michelle Garcia Winner
  • Inside Out: What Makes a Person with Social Cognitive Deficits Tick? – Michelle Garcia Winner
  • Building Social Relationships – Scott Bellini
  • TalkAbility – Fern Sussman
  • The Social Skills Picture Book – Jed Baker
  • Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social-Communications Problems – Jeb Baker
  • Raise Your Child’s Social IQ: Stepping Stones to People Skills for Kids – Cathi Cohen
  • The Unwritten Rules of Friendship: Simple Strategies to Help Your Child Make Friends – Natalie Madorsky Elman
  • A is for Autism, F is for Friend – Joanna Keating-Velasco
  • The Incredible 5-Point Scale: Assisting Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders in Understanding Social Interactions and Controlling Their Emotional Responses – Kari Buron Dunn, Mitzi Curtis