Building Social Relationships

The Program that Teaches Social Skills and Activates Social Cognition

Courses are based on the content of the award winning Building Social Relationships book series. The Building Social Relationships program is a systematic research based social skills program that addresses both social cognitive processing and social skill performance. The Building Social Relationships on-line training courses will provide students with a conceptualized framework that will improve their understanding of social functioning in youth on the autism spectrum and improve the way they teach social skills and social cognitive processing.
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Lead Instructor

Scott Bellini

Dr. Scott Bellini is a Licensed Psychologist and Endorsed Health Services Provider in Psychology (HSPP). Dr. Bellini is currently a faculty member with the Indiana University School Psychology Program and is the Director of the Social Skills Research Clinic, a university based clinic that specializes in developing and empirically validating social skills programming for youth on the autism spectrum. He is a prominent and highly impactful researcher in autism and school psychology, as was identified as one of the Top 25 most cited school psychology faculty in the United States by Grapin, Kranzler, and Daley. Dr. Bellini is also the author of the award winning book, Building Social Relationships, which has been honored as the Literary Work of the Year by the Autism Society of America and the winner of the National Indie Excellence Award in Education. Dr. Bellini has provided professional development to educators and family members in 45 states and in multiple countries. In addition, Dr. Bellini has extensive experience developing and teaching on-line college courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
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On-Line Professional Development

A Video Introduction to the BSR On-Line Courses

The Advantages of On-Line Professional Development

On-Line Professional Development Provides Numerous Advantages to Traditional "Go, Sit, & Listen" Workshops

  • Learn at your own your pace

  • Learn (and earn PD/CE hours) on your own schedule

  • Learn anywhere you have internet access

  • Listen and re-listen to'll never miss key content

The Benefits of On-Line Professional Development for your Organization

Changing the Paradigm of Traditional Professional Development

Instructional Strategies Used in the BSR On-Line Courses

Effective and Convenient Professional Development

  • Audio Lectures

    Each section of every course provides an audio lecture direct from Dr. Scott Bellini, the creator of the Building Social Relationships program.

  • Supporting Podcasts or Videos

    Every course includes supplemental podcasts and/or videos that provide a complimentary perspective on course content.

  • Supplementary Reading Materials

    Every course provides supplemental written materials (articles, book chapters, instructional forms, etc.) that directly support the content of the audio lectures.

User Feedback on the BSR On-Line Course

“The social skills training was immediately applicable to my work, informing an IEP I wrote the next day! Thank you for this timely information! Looking forward to the next online module from Bellini!”


-Teacher in Minnesota

Sample the BSR-2 Book

Read the Introduction and Chapter 1 for an Overview of the BSR Program

*BSR On-Line Courses contain additional excerpts from the BSR-2 book to supplement the course lectures

Earn Documented Professional Development (PD) and Continuing Eduction (CE) Hours

Receive a Certificate of Proficiency and Course Badge Instantly upon Successful Completion of the Course

Pricing options

*District Rate provides access to every member of your school district or organization for 12 months.

Enrollment Discounts Available

Winter Discount of 50% OFF is available for both Course #1 & #2! Just enter discount code: WinterSpecial at checkout.

Begin your First BSR On-Line Course Now

And Start Accumulating Continuing Education Hours and Earn Your Certificate of Proficiency Today!

Course #2 Has Launched!

The newly launched Course #2 provides effective strategies to teach social skills to children and youth on the autism spectrum.