Autism Aweareness Centre Inc            Autism Aweareness Centre Inc

Canada's Premier National Provider of ASD Conferences
in Partnership with Linwood School, Bournemouth.

Autism Awareness Centre Inc. Conference
November 23 & 24, 2009 Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

Carrington House Hotel
Knyveton Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

Monday, November 23
Carol Gray and Michelle Garcia Winner

Thinking About Teaching and Teaching Thinking

In this workshop effective ways we teach individuals with social learning challenges will be explored. We will provide practical strategies that can be immediately implemented by teachers and specialists. Thinking Social Stories and Teaching Social Thinking and related social skills to better understand the link between social behavior and school academics, will be a focus of this day.

Tuesday, November 24
Michelle Garcia Winner

Social Thinking Treatment Ideas: Describing and Defining Strategies to use with Persons with High Level ASD and other Social Learning Challenges

Those with social learning challenges are not adequately defined by their labels. At this workshop we will define and discuss three different levels of social functioning challenges and how to modify treatment approaches and future planning based on these different levels. These levels are known as Winner's "Spectrum of Perspective Taking". We will then review how to teach abstract social lessons with more concrete language and treatment by exploring the "Social Thinking Vocabulary" and related lessons. These lessons are easily applied in the home, community and schools. They can be used not only for persons with social learning challenges but for all kids. Garcia Winner is known in the USA and Canada for her very practical strategies to help with social and academic success, her good sense of humour and strong compassion for those with these learning challenges.

Her work is focused on what knowledge and skills we need to teach to help people be as socially self-responsible as possible throughout their lives, including their adult years.

Registration Fees:

Parent Rate/ParaProfessional

Before October 30, 2009

1 Day
2 Days

95.00 + 14.25 VAT = 109.25
160.00 + 24.00 VAT = 184.00

Professional Rate

Before October 30, 2009

1 Day
2 Days

180.00 + 27.00 VAT = 207.00
265.00 + 39.75 VAT = 304.75

For More Information Or To Register Contact:

Jill Harvey
Linwood School

Alma Road
Winton, Bournemouth, Dorset BH9 1AJ

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