Learning how to be relatable to similar age peers, not "social skills"

Teaching a soon to be 7th grader with higher-verbal ASD how to be more relateable to his peers.
There are a group of individuals with ASD who are socially motivated and want connection with similar-age peers. Rather than teaching these guys “social skills” I believe in teaching them how to be relateable to other boys their age given that many of them are learning “social skills” in school that are unnatural to the way boys communicate and interact with each other. 
On this day I also taught him to stop “high-fiving” people because boys his age don’t do that with other boy. ryan-wexelblatt-social-skills-ride-the-wave-counseling-adhd-camp-social-thinking

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