Scott Bellini, PhD is the Director of the Social Skills Research Clinic (SSRC), a university based center specializing in developing and empirically examining the outcomes of social skill interventions for youth on the autism spectrum. He is also a faculty member in the School Psychology program at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Indiana and an endorsed Health Services Provider in Psychology. He has published numerous research manuscripts on the topic of social functioning and social skill interventions for youth on the autism spectrum and has provided consultation and training to families and professionals in over 35 states. He is the author of the book, Building Social Relationships, which was named the Literary Work of the Year by the Autism Society of America.
"This sensitive, clear, and easy-to-read book provides a vast menu
of choices to help people with autism spectrum challenges achieve
social fluidity and success. Scott Bellini is a great example of
learning from the best. His own positive attitude and great social
skills are reflected in his approach to this vital
- Susan J. Moreno, President, MAAP Services for the Autism Spectrum
"Bellini offers parents and teachers a systematic approach to teaching social interaction skills to children and adolescents on teh autism spectrum in a world where too few of these young people are offered such help. As he points out, all too often our loved ones experience peer failure, rejection and bullying, as well as intense social anxiety and social isolation. This book fine-tunes the practical, systematic approach to improving their social skills that Bellini adovacated in the first edition, published almost a decade ago."
- Autism Eye