Everyday Social Skills

This program provides users with a simple and direct approach to learning everyday social skill and is a must for any social skills training program. Everyday Social Skills addresses basic social skills necessary for interactions within the community, such as walking down the street, using a restroom, waiting in line, asking for directions or information and joining in a group.


Using a Restroom

  • Find the correct restroom
  • Wait for your turn
  • Respect the privacy of others
  • Don’t stare at others
  • Find an empty stall
  • Check for toilet paper
  • Enter the stall
  • Lock the stall door
  • Flush the toilet when done
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Get your belongings
  • Unlock the stall door
  • Wash your hands
  • Check yourself over
  • Exit the restroom

Asking for Information/Help

  • Decide if you need help
  • Decide who you will ask for help
  • Go to the person
  • Look at the person
  • Don’t interrupt others
  • Ask for help
  • Let the person help you
  • When done, thank the person

Waiting in Line

  • Go to the end of the line
  • Give space to others
  • Don’t stare at others
  • Talk quietly
  • Keep your belongings with you
  • Don’t cut in line
  • Don’t push
  • Move forward as the line moves
  • Wait until you are called
  • Be ready to talk
  • It’s ok to ask questions
  • Be friendly

Asking for Directions

  • You know that you are lost
  • Find someone to ask
  • Make eye contact
  • Stand the correct distance apart
  • Ask for Directions
  • Listen to the directions
  • Ask questions
  • Repeat the directions
  • Say “thank you”
  • Follow the directions


  • Know where you are going
  • Walk with a friend
  • Know the directions
  • If you get lost – ask for directions
  • Wear proper clothing
  • Use the sidewalk
  • Stay to the right
  • Move over to let others pass
  • Use the walk signs
  • Look where you are going
  • Don’t stare at others
  • Greet others
  • Pay attention to where you are going
  • Keep your things safe
  • Don’t litter
  • Don’t walk alone
  • Don’t walk at night

Joining a group

  • Decide if you want to join in
  • Decide how to join in
  • Make eye contact
  • Ask others if you can join them
  • Join in
  • Listen to others
  • Have fun