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What is social health and why are social skills important?

Social health is how you get along with other people, how other people react to you, and how you interact with society.

It can be difficult for someone with autism to form relationships and make friends due to difficulties with social skills.

Developing social skills can improve the relationships you have with other people and help you to make friends.

Good social skills can also help you in your career and to live independently in adult life.

There are ways you can learn social skills and improve your social health. See the links below for more information.


Socialeyes is a learning resource from the NAS to help you learn social skills and develop social understanding.

Also from the NAS, this guide to social skills for adults and young people on the autism spectrum.