Relationships Building Course (RBC)

_MG_0219The mission of Yachad’s Relationship Building Course (RBC) is for individual’s with developmental disabilities ages 18+ to acquire practical social skills for everyday living that may be applied in a diverse swath of home, community, social, and vocational settings, and for participants to learn the skills needed to foster meaningful and lasting interpersonal relationships.

RBC is a highly personalized program.  Participants meet in small to medium-sized experiential groups and, with the support of trained facilitators, have fun while learning and developing their social skills.

RBC runs 2 semesters per year in multiple Yachad locations across North America and Israel.

Topics covered include:

  • Communication and Conversation Skills (beginner/intermediate)
  • Understanding and Responding to Social Cues
  • Conversation Topics
  • Joining a Conversation
  • Starting /Maintaining a conversation
  • Personal Space
  • Managing Emotions
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Safety and Social Media

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Los Angeles


Interested in Starting an RBC in your area?

If you feel that your community could benefit from from this program please contact Deborah Berman, LCSW at (212) 613-8172 or