Programs & Services

On-site and Virtual evidence-based
teaching rooted in the FUNdamentals of science.

Social Skills Classes

The Hangout Spot provides specialized play and social skills instruction rooted in Applied Behavior Analysis in a thoughtfully structured, small group setting.  Classes are facilitated by our experienced Behavior Technicians and supervised by our Board Certified Behavior Analysts. Classes meet between one and three times per week, depending on each child’s individual needs.

Generalization Classes

Generalization classes teach children to apply the skills they learn across different settings and with different people while providing additional practice opportunities.  Classes are structured as exciting get-togethers focused on special activities including holiday events, teen nights, and more.  Social success is facilitated by our highly-qualified staff throughout each class.

Summer Skillz

School’s out for the summer! Our traditional social skills instruction is embedded into summer classes, allowing families to access more frequent services during weeks away from school.

The Play Space

Our developmental playgroups provide a small, supportive environment for our littlest friends to embark on their first learning experience with peers. A particular focus is placed on building a strong social foundation by teaching critical toy play, people play, and group skills that young children need to succeed.

Party Partners

Is your child hosting a special event or invited to an upcoming celebration? Navigating social gatherings can be challenging, so The Hangout Spot provides highly qualified staff to support your child’s social success at your next big occasion.

Family Coaching

Our family coaching services empower parents, caregivers, and even siblings to support a child’s social success outside the walls of our center. Participants leave coaching with actionable steps and hands-on experience they can apply in the home and community settings. Contact us to learn more about our coaching options.

Young Adult Meet Ups

Young adults ages 18+ are invited to participate in our monthly get-togethers, co-sponsored in collaboration with Westport College Prep. Each themed event will provide an opportunity for young adults to meet new people in a fun, supportive setting. Check out our calendar for information regarding upcoming Meet Ups and contact to purchase your ticket today.

Remote Programs

Meet us in the Zoom Room! The Hangout Spot is pleased to offer at-home solutions for social success by bringing our traditional programs to a screen near you.

Remote Social Skills

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.

Long Distance Play Dates

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 dates for groups of children or teens using video chat. You provide the guest list, and we provide the rest.

Professional Services

Our experts partner with schools, agencies, and other organizations to overcome barriers and develop gold standard programming.


Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts have deep expertise in all things play and social. Training and consultation are available to schools and other providers, such as daycare centers and recreational organizations, who are interested in learning more about effective social skills instruction. Contracts for facilitation of off-site social skills programming are also available.


Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts are available to complete comprehensive social skills evaluations to inform appropriate decision-making regarding programming. In addition, our BCBAs conduct Functional Behavior Assessments and develop Behavior Intervention Plans to decrease barriers to social learning.