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Autism Social Skills Profile (ASSP)

The Autism Social Skills Profile (ASSP; Bellini, 2006) assists in identifying social skills deficits and measuring progress following intervention.


The Autism Social Skills Profile is not intended to be a diagnostic instrument. The ASSP is used with individuals between the ages of 6 and 17. It takes 15 to 20 minutes to administer and may be completed by adults who are familiar with the student’s functioning. The 49 items are rated on a 4-point Likert scale. The test yields three subscale scores: Social Reciprocity, Social Participation/Avoidance, and Detrimental Social Behaviors, as well as a total score of social functioning.


Author (yr) Age Range (yrs) Method of Administration/Format Approx. Time to Administer Subscales
Autism Social Skills Profile (ASSP) Bellini (2006) 6-17

49 items rated on a 4-point Likert scale

Yields three subtest scores and a total score of social functioning

15-20 min.

Social Reciprocity, Social Participation/ Avoidance, Detrimental Social Behaviors

Availability: Bellini, S. (2006). Building social relationships: A systematic approach to teaching social interaction skills to children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and other social difficulties. Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Publishing.

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