May 7, 2024 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Presented by Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP, the founder of Social Thinking and a globally recognized thought leader, author, speaker, and social-cognitive therapist. She is dedicated to helping people of all ages develop social-emotional learning, including those with social learning differences. Across her 35+ year career, she has created numerous evidence-based strategies, treatment frameworks, and curricula to help interventionists foster social competencies in those they support. Michelle’s work also teaches how these competencies impact a person’s broader life, including their ability to maintain relationships and their success in school and career.

Social Thinking, Inc. helps individuals learn key social and/or organizational concepts and skills by breaking them down and explaining them with visual supports, all of which are important for developing one’s independence. During this talk, Resilience, Time Travel and Hope Through the Lens of Social Thinking, some of the many concepts that will be discussed in 90 minutes including:

  • What’s it mean to have a goal?
  • Counter Factual Reasoning explored in 3 steps
  • Moving from executive functions to executive functioning with 4 steps
  • Exploring our past experiences and future hopes to figure out what we should do in the here and now.
  • Exploring the Mental Time Travel with a thinksheet
  • The power of social metacognition to defeat hopelessness and engage hope
  • Defining the difference between feelings and emotions
  • Dr. Siegel’s and Dr. Bryson’s description of the Upstairs and Downstairs brain and why this is important
  • Exploring metacognitive strategies given our brains can get stuck on negative thoughts and feelings
  • Using the ladder of success to push yourself to do things you don’t want to do
  • Celebrating one’s success!

This is a Connections California event, a project of Parents Helping Parents – Silicon Valley. Connections California is sponsored in part by the San Andreas Regional Center and the California Department of Developmental Services.

Accommodations: If you need accommodations to participate in the training or need help registering over the phone, please contact us at 408.727.5775 #184 or [email protected] as soon as possible. We generally require 10 days to arrange accommodations and want to ensure you are included!

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