Group Social Skills Training

Fraser Group Social Skills Training helps children and teens develop and use appropriate social skills and coping strategies to build relationships with peers. The program maximizes each individual's developmental potential while improving functioning at home, school, and in the community.

Group Social Skills Training serves children, teens and young adults, ages 2-21, identified through a diagnostic assessment by a licensed mental health professional. To participate, individuals need a primary medical diagnosis on the autism spectrum without a secondary diagnosis of significant cognitive impairment, the ability to participate in groups without one-on-one support, and no aggressive behaviors.

The Individual Treatment Plan may include goals such as:

  • Improving social skills including social interactions and conflict resolution
  • Increasing effective communication skills
  • Promoting independence in adaptive functioning
  • Developing organizational skills
  • Developing self-management skills related to the child’s disorder, including problem solving, decision making, coping strategies, appropriate boundaries;
  • Developing parenting skills to help children achieve goals through group and individual parent meetings

Locations: This program is currently offered in our Fraser Minneapolis, Fraser Anoka, Fraser Eden Prairie and Fraser Bloomington locations.

Payment/Funding: All major commercial health insurance plans, Medical Assistance and private pay are accepted. We are also able to provide limited services for uninsured Hennepin County residents. Clients may have financial responsibility for co-pays or deductibles. We encourage you to call your insurance company to find out what your benefits are for the services Fraser has recommended.

For more information, contact a Fraser intake coordinator at 612-767-7222.

Success story

Understanding and Support

“Challenges peaked in the middle school years,” said his mother. “Sam saw the world in a very particular way, and he needed flexible teachers and mentors. With the Asperger’s diagnosis, we understood better how to support Sam.”

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