Kids Cooperate out of Connecticut, US has developed a new way of using innovative technology to build social skills for teens with ASD. e-Hangouts brings teens together in safe, facilitated friendship circles to socialize and support each other. Using Google’s secure video conferencing technology, groups of 9 peers and a facilitator meet for 30 minute sessions to check in, play games, and hangout in a way that builds confidence, develops social skills, and scaffolds the development of real friendship.
Groups are available to teenagers ages 13-15, 16-18, and 18 and over. Members are placed according to their developmental needs and interests. e-Hangouts are best suited to those with high functioning autism, Asperger Syndrome, ADHD or are shy. Teens learn how to sustain relationships, build resiliency, read social cues and much more!