How to Support Autistic Adults in Developing Friendships

Presented by Kate McNulty, LCSW

Friday, May 31, 2024

9-11am PT / 11am-1pm CT / 12-2pm ET

Event held online via Zoom, link to access provided upon registration.

Autistic individuals typically seek out friendship and connection, yet frequently report experiences of rejection and social isolation. This difficulty with establishing a network of social support only compounds the severity of symptoms in common co-occurring disorders such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Social skills training programs for autistics have failed to produce robust outcomes. Instead, autistic adults are developing their own pathways to identify and select fulfilling friendships through shared interests and passions.

This program will provide discussion on strategies for assisting autistic clients with forming and building friendships. Participants will learn techniques for building empathy when working with autistic clients and methods for assisting autistic clients identify interests and how this can be used to create and build stronger friendships.

Zoom link will be available on course page in “My Courses” upon event registration. 

This program, when attended in its entirety, offers 2.0 CEs for Psychologists, 2.0 IL CEUS for Counselors and Social Workers, or 2.0 BBS California CEUs for LPCCs, LPSWs, and LMFTs.