This group is designed for children and adolescents with significant social and emotional needs, i.e., Asperger’s, high functioning autism, Pervasive Developmental Delay – PDD, and Non-Verbal Learning Disability – NVLD. These groups are small and self-paced. Parent involvement is required, and coordination with other professionals is maintained. The group goals include the following:

  • Improve eye contact
  • Communicate more effectively with others
  • Recognize the feelings and actions of others
  • Develop empathy for others
  • Learn an emotional vocabulary
  • Enhance ability to cope with teasing

Group Leaders


Teen and Adult groups – James Sebben, E.d.D, LPC

Kids groups – Carrie Field, LICSW


Kids and Teen groups – Rachel Cherian, LCSW – Robert Axelrod, LCSW

For more information about our Aspergers & Autism social skills group, please contact us. Learn more about our other social skills groups here.

Fairfax 703-876-8480     Sterling 703-433-5771


Also, take a look at the articles we wrote about social skills for Asperger’s: