The Place to Learn Social Smarts

The Hangout Spot and The Play Space provide a 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.

Now Accepting Enrollments

The Hangout Spot

Parents of Learners
for 5 to Young Adult

The Hangout Spot

The Play Space

Parents of Learners
Ages 1 – 4

The Play Space

Between the Bells

Weeklong intensive social
groups for all ages

Between the Bells

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.

Did you know that big kids can play too?

The Hangout Spot is delighted to offer unique programming for teenagers and young adults ages 18+. Our engaging social learning experiences are thoughtfully designed to meet the unique developmental needs of this age group, teaching the skills our friends need to successfully navigate their growing social worlds, find their tribe, and have a lot of fun along the way. Contact us today to learn more about our options for preteens, teenagers, and young adults.

A Welcoming Space for All

Research shows that social skills instruction is relevant for all children. The Hangout Spot embraces an inclusion model that is open to everyone who wants to join our circle of friends.

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

Inclusion Focused

Open to All Ages Birth to Young Adulthood

No Prerequisite Skills Required

No One-Size Fits All