Abstract: Social skills training for individuals with autism spectrum disorder is essential across the developmental lifespan. However, literature on this topic has historically focused on preschoolers and elementary students rather than adolescents and young adults. Adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder encounter unique social challenges in college settings, employment environments, and communities. Thus, social skills training for this population must adapt to the needs of the individual leading to complexities for educators during the development, implementation, and monitoring of the training protocol. The current article provides an overview of social skills training relevant to adolescent and young adults with autism spectrum disorder and implications for practice are shared.

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