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Social Thinking, Social Issues, and Social Skills Groups for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • 12 Mar 2014
  • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • UNH Professional Development & Training in Manchester 88 Commercial St Manchester, NH 03101

Cost: $149, Lunch Included. Register at http://learn.unh.edu/training/seminar/175214

This workshop will help you understand and gain knowledge in the field of social skills with the Autism Spectrum Disorders community. Educators and others who work with this population will learn why social skill group work is important, how to get a group started, how to help parents with social skills at home, and how to help children with ASD become more productive citizens. You will leave with specific ways to support children with ASD as well as children with Asperger's, Non-Verbal Learning Disorder, and ADHD.

Instructor(s)

Robin Lurie-Meyerkopf

Robin Lurie-Meyerkopf, M.Ed., is former Associate Director of Training and Consultation at the Asperger's Association of New England. She has over 20 years' experience in teaching, and has run social skills groups for children and adolescents with Asperger's, ADHD, and Non-Verbal Learning Disorders for five years. She has worked with students from elementary school through college in a variety of settings, and currently she coaches young adults, helping them to gain success at college or in the workplace. She received her Master's Degree in Education from Antioch University and also graduated from its Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate Program. She is a frequent presenter at workshops for parents and professionals throughout the U.S. and New England. Her experience as an educator, along with her training and professional background, affords her an in-depth understanding of the complexities of working with the AS population.

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