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Social Skills Classes

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Social skills classes are packed with engaging activities that promote the naturalistic repeated practice of social skills.  We use an evidence-based Behavioral Skills Training framework consisting of:

  1. Instruction

  2. Modeling

  3. Rehearsal

  4. Feedback


Participants are neurodiverse individuals with verbal language skills.  They are able to independently participate in a group learning environment with minimal support/supervision and without disruptive or aggressive behavior.  

Dr. Sabrina Mitchell

Dr. Sabrina Mitchell is the owner of Authentic Connections and the instructor for our middle and high school social skills classes.  Sabrina has been working with neurodiverse individuals for 20+ years in the public school setting and specifically teaching social skills classes for the last 10 years.  She is passionate about building skills in her students in natural and engaging ways to meet their own personal goals.  She is a lifelong learner consistently learning about and relying on evidence-based practices to deliver social skills instruction.  Dr. Mitchell earned her Ph.D. in Special Education with an emphasis in autism and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  She looks forward to connecting with you!

"I loved that she loved to go. I loved that she interacted with other peers."



"The lessons taught by Dr. Mitchell show up in the way my son interacts with his peers and even adults. He's still cautious and nervous when he's with peers, but he's learned skills to help him manage social gatherings. He's growing and that's exactly what we hoped he'd do." 


"We have really enjoyed taking our son to social skills classes. The staff is very knowledgeable and kind. Our son looks forward to going because he gets to see his friends, and meet new ones! This has been one of the best things for him as an outlet and to be with other kids on the spectrum.”
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