The Place to Learn Social Smarts

The Hangout Spot provides specialized play and social skills instruction rooted in Applied Behavior Analysis. We offer thoughtfully structured, experiential learning delivered in small group settings through on-site programs and remote teaching.

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We are now accepting applications for on-site programs!

The Hangout Spot’s new “home away from home” pop-up location at 161 East Avenue in Norwalk, Connecticut, is now open!

Our circle of friends is expanding to include virtual options that children can participate in from the comfort of their own homes as well as in-person programming with rigorous safety precautions in place to protect our children, families, and staff.

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Welcome to The Hangout Spot

All children have a right to meaningful relationships with others. Our evidence-based programs are designed to eliminate barriers to friendship and empower children to be socially successful throughout their lives.

The Hangout Spot has gone virtual!


During this time of social distancing, we are pleased to offer at-home solutions for social success.

Remote Social Skills Classes

Our traditional social skills classes are available on a screen near you! Using video chat and screen share technology, we bring children together for continued social learning experiences from the comfort and safety of their own homes.

Remote Family Coaching

Need support helping your child navigate today’s new normal?  Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts provide expert, individualized guidance through a telehealth platform.  We collaborate with parents, siblings, and caregivers to tackle challenging behaviors and ensure continued distance learning.

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Long Distance Play Dating

Ensuring that children continue to be socially connected with their peers is of the utmost importance during times of social distancing. Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts plan and facilitate long distance play date video chats. You provide the guest list, and we provide the rest.

A Welcoming Space for All

Who benefits from our programs?

  • Children growing up without siblings

  • Children hooked on technology

  • Children learning to be leaders

  • Children experiencing social anxiety

  • Children with autism and other special needs

  • Children who play a role in bullying