Social Skills Groups For 21st Century Kids
Course Curriculum

Diana Cortese

Hi! I'm a former Special Education teacher and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. I'm also the Founder of South Bay Kids Connection, where I specialize in facilitating social & play skills groups for kids ages 4-12 years old.

I have been lucky to have worked in many settings across different cultures and ages. I started my career at New England Center for Children working with students with intense needs in a residential setting.  After obtaining my Master Degree in Special Education, I continued my journey in New York City, this time working with the little ones in the Early Intervention program. I become a Board Certified Behavior in 2000, and life lead me to Madrid, Spain where I served families as a BCBA consultant. I finally settled for good in sunny Los Angeles, California, where after working in the public school system for 10 years, followed my heart and dedicated myself exclusively to running social skills groups for kids.

Research shows that long term health and happiness are direct byproducts of positive relationships.  It is my mission to help all students learn the skills to establish and maintain the skills to achieve these healthy, social connections.