TeenBUDS® (Building Up and Developing Social Skills) is a program designed for ages 13–18 (up to 22 years old, if enrolled in high school) with autism spectrum disorder that require additional age-appropriate support for social limitations. We offer clinical- and community-based programs to help your teen become more independent and develop social communication, play, and life skills in a nurturing environment.
TeenBUDS® starts with a social skill curriculum at our Teen Center taught by a qualified interventionist. The second part of the session gives teens the opportunity to practice what they’ve learned in a series of community outings. Your teen will develop their social skills and enjoy fun activities, such as miniature golf, bowling, archery, and laser tag.
This Program operates under UNLV Medicine Ackerman Autism Center