This week, Starr Battle Creek participated in the 12th Annual Kalamazoo Children’s Mental Health Carnival. There were over 3,000 people at this event, and Starr Battle Creek had a wonderful booth set up with all sorts of Starr giveaways and information about Starr Global Learning Network and Starr Battle Creek Home Based Program.
Social skill deficits may be a large barrier for children with autism spectrum disorders in their future lives. Developing social skills — the ability to understand and use specific and general communication and interaction skills to develop interpersonal relationships — can be accomplished through group therapeutic interventions. But, even if you can find an adequate social skill group for your child, his or her learning experiences in that group will not apply to the real world without natural “real world” experiences.