SLC Groups, Services, & In-Take Process


The Social Learning Center is expanding the services offered in order to meet the growing needs of our clients. We are improving our social cognitive groups, expanding our educational services and adding a new Executive Function Coaching branch to our center. Please read below for more information on these and other services offered by the Social Learning Center.


Services provided by the Social Learning Center, LLC are not covered by insurance.

Why do a group with the SLC?

We have been providing social groups to central CT for the past 10 years. Chris is recognized as a leader in the field of social interventions and ASD and supervises all groups taking place at the SLC. We pride ourselves in embedding social learning within real life, meaningful experiences and interventions. Don’t take our word for it! Read other’ experiences with Chris and the SLC by clicking here.


Social Cognitive Groups

As of Fall 2019: $910/ 14 weeks (with registration before 8/23/19).

Our Social Cognitive Groups are the cornerstone of the SLC. You will find low client/ clinician ratio (4/5 to 1), a strong foundation in Social Thinking methodology, community based outings, and a strong parent involvement. We run both a Fall and Winter semester for 14 weeks each. A shorter Spring semester can be provided if there is interest. To learn more about our groups and methodology visit our SLC Social Cognitive Group Page.

Next Steps - Intake Process

Group Intake $150/hour — Our 2019 Fall Groups are now CLOSED for registration. If you would like to be put on the list for our Winter Session that starts towards the end of Jan, please give us a call at 203-250-0305.

Intakes will last 1 hour and will be used to help identify individual social strengths and one’s lagging social competencies to be addressed through our group. To set up an intake for a Social Cognitive Group please click here and complete the intake form.


$200/hour, payment plans available — Each assessment is designed to answer specific referral questions asked by the family or school district. Our evaluations are done using a team approach of the professionals here at the SLC. 

The Social Learning Center, LLC.  can provide several different types of evaluations depending on on the need or referral questions. Types of evaluations offered include: comprehensive psycho educational, diagnostic evaluations, and social cognitive evaluations. Please contact Chris directly if you are interested in learning more about the full evaluation process.


Kicking off in August 2019 we will be launching a whole new branch to the SLC - Executive Function Coaching!! In its essence, EF Coaching explores one’s cognitive and behavioral aspects of executive functioning and attempts to improve one’s level of competencies through one-to-one intervention, modeling, goal setting, and reviewing how the process went. We will not just be in the office every session!! We will be challenging your child to learn, use, and review their EF skills in real life settings too!! To learn more about this exciting new program, please visit our EF Coaching Page.

School based consultation

$175/hour — School based consultations are provided to both local school districts and individual families. All school based meetings and observations are done by Chris Abildgaard. Chris has been consulting in Connecticut school systems for the past 12 years. Chris brings a very unique perspective to school based consultation. His lens for viewing a student's needs is shaped by his strong background in social cognitive development, executive functioning and mental health interventions. If you are interested in having Chris come to your school district for a consultation or assist you with your son’s/daughter’s educational program, please email Jocelyn to set up an initial intake and consultation meeting with Chris.

Professional Development

Variable hourly rate — Chris is a state and national speaker on the topic on Autism Spectrum Disorders and Social Cognition. He offers professional developments for local school systems and has spoken at national conferences including the Autism Society of America and American Counseling Association. Please contact Chris directly if you are interested in having Chris come and speak in your district or professional organization.


$150 per hour - The SLC is excited to announce the addition of a Parent Advocate Service for families who are looking to learn how to better navigate their school system for the betterment of their child. Our approach to parent advocacy/educational consultation will be grounded in teaching and empowering the family to have a greater understanding of the educational/ IEP process, how to navigate one’s school team and when appropriate make recommendations for goals and objectives. We will work with families, and when appropriate school teams, to bridge relationships and prioritize those important educational aspects of a program that need to be addressed. This service is headed by Kim Mange, Educational Consultant and long time friend and colleague of Chris Abildgaard. To set up an initial consultation with Kim to discuss your son/daughter’s educational needs please email her directly at