This 2 ½-hour workshop provides parents, caregivers and professionals working with persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder strategies and tools to help persons with ASD understand the expected social skills to form meaningful relationships. More than simply making friends, the social world is full of “unwritten rules” and non-verbal communication that can be confusing for persons with ASD to understand. This workshop will explore social interaction characteristics related to ASD, and how context may impact success in social relationships.
As a result of participating in this workshop, participants will be able to:
- identify the social characteristics related to ASD and the factors that impact success in social situations
- define the hidden curriculum, and provide examples of unwritten social rules that impact everyday interactions
- explain the importance of understanding and teaching context in social skills programs
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Time: 9:30am to 12:00pm
Cost: $100 per person
Recommended Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Everyone Learns Differently: Strategies to Bridge the Gap Between Learning and Teaching for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Beyond Friendship: Supporting Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Understanding the Social World will be delivered virtually via Zoom. The Zoom link will be e-mailed by Kerry’s Place staff two business days before the event start.
To participate, the following is required:
- mobile device, tablet or computer
- internet connection
- speakers and a microphone
Cancelled by Kerry’s Place: Kerry’s Place may cancel a program due to low enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. If this occurs, and the activity cannot be rescheduled, a full refund will be issued with no administrative fee charged.
Cancelled by Supported Person/Family (as applicable): Cancellation must be received at least 7 days before the start of the workshop/training. A full refund, minus a $25.00 administrative fee, will be applied when 7 days’ notice is provided. If 7 days’ notice is not provided, a full refund will only be issued if the vacancy can be filled. Refunds will not be issued for a missed day during a training session.