Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Transitioning to Adulthood - Social Thinking Workshop in Concord, CA

From the Social Thinking Newsletter by Michelle Garcia Winner:
Transitioning to adulthood requires us to begin planning as early as middle school, then actively targeting transition issues in high school, including learning about expectations. Using our clinical experience, Pam and I are presenting practical information - from the changes in the law once students pass 18 years of age, to clinical strategies for use in our home, school and on the job for students as young as early teens (and many attendees who are working with even younger students attend to begin the planning now). Specifically, we will present what we have found to be the best strategies for developing realistic transition plans; for teaching social-emotional problem solving; for developing accuracy, productivity and other skills that are important to keeping a job, and more. The second day builds on the first. We'll show how social-learning and career breakdowns happen - and specific strategies to avoid them. We will redefine "independent adult," focusing on the requirements to truly "function independently." We hope you will join us for two full days addressing one of the most important areas of need for "real-world" treatment and teaching... infused with a sense of humor. Again, these workshops are not just for those working with teenagers and up. As one attendee stated, "With an 11 year old son, I wondered before heading into the workshop it he was perhaps too young, but I understand now that it's never to soon to start the slow and careful transition into adulthood and independence."

Where: Hilton Concord Hotel, 1970 Diamond Blvd., Concord, CA 94520

When: December 1-2, 2010

Presented by Michelle Garcia Winner, M.A., CCC-SLP - co-presented with Pam Crooke, Ph.D. co-author of Socially Curious and Curiously Social: A Social Thinking Guidebook for Teens & Young Adults

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