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Building Sustainability of a Social Skills and Self Care Program for Adolescent Girls with ASD

Girls Night Out (GNO) is a social skills and self care program for adolescent girls with ASD and other developmental disabilities. Proposal aims are twofold, 1) to build sustainability of a specific intervention program (Girls Night Out) to improve social competence and self care skills in an understudied population: adolescent girls with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and 2) to increase capacity of professionals implementing social skills programs within school communities. GNO is peer mediated with peer training on ASD, strategies for eliciting and reinforcing appropriate social responses, and guidelines for serving as a peer.