Live Interactive: Get Konnected

“Evaleen is going to make you think! She’ll challenge your assumptions and take your understanding of autism to a whole new level.Yael Clarke, Educational & Developmental Psychologist, Melbourne, Australia.

“The best training I was ever at. It was very real, clear and informative. It completely opened my mind”. Jean Power, Play Therapist, West Cork.

This course teaches parents, SNAs, teachers and other professionals to coach AUsome kidz how to understand and interpret other people around them. It also gives you ways to become a better communicator with the Autistic person in your life. It gives lots of PRACTICAL STRATEGIES and SOLUTIONS and FRAMEWORKS to help you to create a successful environment for autistic kids, teens and young adults . This experience has been designed by Evaleen, founder of AUsome Training .

AUTISTIC LED TRAINING

This program is taught in a respectful way. It’s only aim is to educate and not to change any inherent behaviour or nature of any of its pupils. There is no other course like it. Typical “social skills” courses focus on teaching autistic children to mimic non-autistic behaviour. Recent research shows how damaging this is. We are now training parents & professionals how to teach these communication skills in a respectful way to their children. The course also aims to educate parents and professionals on Autistic Communication The course is divided into 3 levels to build on the knowledge of language a child already has so we have activities to suit all ages and abilities from preschoolers to young adults. Price includes a certificate of attendance and Get Konnected Manual

“Wow I feel I could write a book expressing my gratitude for this course. Not only did I learn so much but I met amazing people that were grateful to be there too. I feel this framework should be broadcasted on the news!! I loved Evaleen’s presentation of it all very calm and informative. I loved how she used her own experience and gave examples of real life situations it really helped me understand.” Shauna Finn, dance teacher

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Our Get Konnected Autism and Social Skills Course is designed and delivered by our director Evaleen Whelton. Evaleen was diagnosed as an adult and created a social skills course for Autistic children almost 7 years ago. She is also author of Konnect Series of Social Skills Books for kids aged four upwards. She developed this course to teach adults about the Autistic way of communicating and to “unteach” many of the myths that surround Autistic Communication.

Here’s what Yael Clark, Educational & Developmental Psychologist who recently completed this course says: “

“Evaleen is going to make you think! She’ll challenge your assumptions and take your understanding of autism to a whole new level. As a trainer, an author, and as an autistic advocate, Evaleen has added both to my professional knowledge and my self-knowledge. I am using her Konnect workbooks for my child clients and I finally feel like my support of autistic children is affirming and strengths-based, fostering self-respect and self-advocacy skills in my young clients while helping them to make sense of the social rules of the world in which we live. I wish I had had these books when I was a child!”

Yael Clark. Educational & Developmental Psychologist.
Melbourne, Australia.

Get Konnected Autism and Social Skills Course

The live social skills course takes place over zoom. We will send you a link to join the course a day or two prior to the course date. We will also send you our Get Konnected Activity Book in pdf, slides, resources and a cert of completion.

The Get Konnected Autism and Social Skills Course aims to explain to you what communication is like for the Autistic person.

Course Content:

  • What is autism?
  • What are the social difficulties Autistic people have ?
  • Explaining Autistic differences in communication.
  • The models of disability
  • Double Empathy
  • Looking at how these differences, when misunderstood, can effect a child’s happiness and self esteem.
  • Positive solutions for both child & parent or professional when we look at behaviour as part of communication.

Our Get Konnected Social Skills Course includes our Get Konnected Book with 40 pages of Activities:

  • All about me: Self exploration activities
  • Body Language: what it is, what it means and how to teach children about it through games & activities.
  • Introduction to Autistic Body Language for parents & professionals. (eye contact, autistic facial expressions & early signs of distress and signs of emotion)
  • Vocal Communication: How others use their voices to show meaning or emotion.
  • Introduction to autistic communication of emotions.
  • Activities & Steps to teach “joining in” and how to read the group situation.
  • Introduction to Autistic Sensory Input
  • Teaching children about friendship and ways to evaluate a friendship.
  • Introduction to Autistic Friendship Model
  • Activities on teamwork & conflict resolution and why these are particularly difficult if you can’t read each others body language.
  • Activities on conversations and how they work.