“The Problem” is the inability of young people with communication differences to access social problem solving—a critical peer focused stage of social development. This is a ten-year period, from age eight to eighteen, of sustained communication practice.

During the social problem solving stage, communication is oriented towards peers. Young people explore and continuously discover what works and doesn’t work in social relationships.


Young people with communication differences who miss the social problem solving stage have their potential seriously limited.The absence of this skill building experience excludes them from the development opportunities

enjoyed by their peers. 

We create these opportunities—programs for social problem solving. Our programs are supplemental opportunities to reinforce skills learned in one-to-one trainings or social skill group programs.

Social communication is a reciprocal process of purposeful interaction with others. It is clearly a challenging task to learn reciprocal ways of communication when opportunities for social problem solving are not available.

Social communication is a other

A majority of peers without communication differences are willing to learn from peers who communicate differently. Their dedication to our co-teaching/co-learning model builds bridges.


The willingness of young people with communication differences, to engage peers whom they may tend to avoidance, is a tribute to their courage. The Social Communication Foundation provides the co- teaching/co-learning curriculum. The participants discover the solutions.


Our goal is to create accessible and affordable opportunities for peers to bridge their communication differences.

Social skills programs provide essential baseline skills, but many individuals become isolated or experience lost potential at the age of independence.


People of every race and culture will drive
progress through their ability to bridge

communication differences.


The Art of Communication is Interpersonal Inquiry (Ecs-Hogan)

Social Communication differences
result from variations in
language development or
from brain injury
Social Communication differences challenge one’s ability to understand social expectations and implied meanings.

Social Communication differences exist in every language around the world.


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