Social & Community Skills
For those who have an intellectual or a cognitive disability, social information is not processed or readily communicated and social abilities become impaired. For those who experience this type of disability, social programs can play an important role in their lives. For a person with Autism or a cognitive disability, social help may be needed. Integrated school and community based disability social training programs that teach social skills using natural environments and cues are often the best route for acquiring skills and the facilitation of community inclusion.
However, in addition to a disability community program, there are other social education methods to help professionals teach a child or adult to communicate information and improve the skills needed to function within a community setting. Disability social resources such as video programs, curriculum and games are tools that can be used to assist professionals with community training. They can additionally be used as ways to help a person with a disability transition into a social program or recreational and employment opportunities. Program Development Associates Social and Community Store offers a large number of high quality community skills resources for professionals and parents who want the benefits and help a disability social program video or educational resource can provide.