Get Konnected! Neuro-affirming Social Skills Course

Course Details:

This 5 day course has been designed to equip you to support your Autistic clients in ways that are respectful of their neurotype and actually helpful.

CPD points tbc

Choose course dates in your own time zone: US/Europe/Australia

745.00

Get Konnected ! For professionals working with Autistic children and teens

This 5 day course has been designed by Evaleen Whelton to equip you to support your Autistic clients in ways that are respectful of their neurotype and actually helpful. Evaleen’s books are used in clinics all around the world by professional who seek better ways to support their Autistic clients. Her book “Standing Up for Myself” recently became the very first resource to be recommended by Neurodiversity Therapist Collective.

The program will be delivered online over zoom.

Places Strictly Limited to 25 Participants so early booking is advised.

Who the course is for:

The course is open to qualified practitioners in any of the professions such as Speech & Language Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Play Therapists, Music Therapists, Drama Therapists, Psychologists, Social Worker (or any similar profession).

Applicants must have relevant professional insurance and professional supervision.

Course length: 5 days between January and April 2023

Course Dates, choose a time zone that suits you:  

US – EDT (Boston): Sat Jan 28th, Sat Feb 11th, Sat Feb 25th, Sat March 11th and Sat March 25th – delivered by Jay Jay Mudridge

Ireland, UK & Europe – IST (Dublin): Sat 11th Feb, Sat 18th Feb, Sat 4th March, Sat 25th March, Sat 22nd April  – delivered by Evaleen Whelton

Australia – AEST (Melbourne): Sat Feb 11th, Sun Feb 19th, Sat March 4th, Sunday March 19th and Sat April 1st – delivered by Yael Clarke

All courses start at 10am and finish at 5pm 

Autistic children and teens do not need social skills programs where they learn neuro-conformative ways of interacting. However they often need support in accepting themselves and in being themselves authentically.

They may need support to advocate for their needs and their way of communicating, thinking and existing. Unfortunately this is the sad reality for many Autistic young people currently. This is what we mean by “social skills”  at AUsome Training , that is supporting Autistic kids and teens to be themselves unapologetically despite the prejudice they face.

This 5 day course has been designed by Evaleen Whelton to equip you to support your Autistic clients in ways that are respectful of their neurotype and actually helpful. Evaleen’s books are used in clinics all around the world by professional who seek better ways to support their Autistic clients. Her book “Standing Up for Myself” recently became the very first resource to be recommended by Neurodiversity Therapist Collective.

Since 2014 Evaleen has been creating and developing resources and programs to support Autistic kids. This course will equip you to develop your own solutions and approaches for your Autistic clients whether that’s supporting them or changing the environment around them.

Course outline:

Day 1

  • Module 1: 

What is autism?

How do attitudes to autism affect Autistic people?

  • Module 2: 

Social skills training and its mental health consequences for Autistic children and teens

  • Module 3: 

How Autistics express ourselves:

  • Module 4: 

Shared language and meaning

What is communication?

Day 2

  • Module 5:

Differences between Autistic and neuro-conformative communication

Social skills myths

  • Module 6 : 

Similarities between Autistic and Neuro-conformative communication

Empathy

  • Module 7:

Understanding Us: Autistic Culture

  • Module 8: 

Meeting us half way

Changing the social environment

Day 3

  • Module 9  : 

Teaching us about non-autistic language and culture

  • Module 10 : 

Teaching us about self advocacy, boundaries and healthy relationships

  • Module 11: 

Teaching us to navigate relationships safely

How trauma effects relationships

  • Module 12: 

Building Confidence

Day 4 

  • Module 13 : 

Neurodiversity-affirming resources

  • Module 14 and 15

 Going it alone – Creating your own resources

Day 5

Workshop and Assessment 

 

Programme Structure & Fees

Entry Requirement

The course is open to qualified practitioners in any of the helping professions listed above, or similar.

Applicants must have relevant professional insurance and professional supervision.

 

Schedule

5 Day Programme Commencing January 2023.

Class time will run from 10am – 5.00pm each day.

 

Teaching Methods

This Programme will be facilitated online via Zoom.

Programme Fee : €695