Social Safety Issues on the Spectrum: Why Social Skills Training Alone Isn’t Enough
By Zosia Zaks
Zosia Zaks is the author of Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults. She consults with parents and families of autistic loved ones, speaks and writes about issues of importance to the autism community, and is pursuing licensure as a rehabilitation counselor.
“We have a responsibility as a community to provide autistic teens and adults with the tools and cognitive flexibility to navigate social life with less danger and more confidence. Needing rules about asking for help, visual aids, and safety strategies is a simple fact of autistic reality.”