BUDS® (Building Up and Developing Social Skills) is designed for ages 6 – 12 with autism spectrum disorder that require additional age-appropriate support for social limitations. We offer clinical- and community-based programs to help your child become more independent and develop social communication, play, and life skills in a nurturing environment.
Beginning BUDS® is held in a clinical-based environment and designed for younger children on the spectrum, as well as those who need to further develop fundamental skills in social settings. A qualified interventionist helps your child understand and practice basic social skills with other peers in the group
BUDS® for Life is held in a community-based environment designed for children on the spectrum who have mastered certain behavioral and verbal skills to interact in real life situations. A qualified interventionist helps your child build long-term relationship skills with peers and people within the community.
This Program operates under UNLV Medicine Ackerman Autism Center