Support Group for Teens with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome or Pervasive Developmental Delay, Not Otherwise Specified

Posted: December 7, 2011

The Center for Excellence in Disabilities at West Virginia University in Morgantown is starting a support group for teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorders such as Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Delay, Not Otherwise Specified. This group will assist with the development of social skills and provide support for dealing with the demands of everyday life for teens on the autism spectrum. It is designed to support teens who can communicate verbally and who have normal intellectual functioning.

Topics such as meeting and getting to know other, dealing with bullies and other uncomfortable social situations and coping with the school environment will also be covered. Additionally, the group will address other life skills such as transitions, dating and interacting with social media and be based on the needs of the teens attending. For more information or to make a referral, contact Diane Williams, MSW, LCSW, at the CED, 304–293–4692, ext., 1131 or awilliams@hsc.wvu.edu.