The Kennedy Center will begin a pilot program for children ages 12-15 that offers social skills training including peer modeling and inclusion opportunities. the program will include weekly social skills training with concurrent parent training. in addition there will be tailored seminars on the importance of social skills training in schools. One of the targeted school districts for this project will be an inner city school in the Bridgeport, Connecticut area. As a result of the targeted age of the participants, they will have worked on skills before transition plans are established. the program will teach skills in priority areas critical to self-esteem and independent living options such as job-related components and accessing employment.