Conferences

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Conference Schedule

All conferences are for parents and professionals.

Michelle is a guest speaker at most of the conferences listed below, except where noted. Some of these conference have very limited or no space for outside applicants. Ticket prices vary tremendously between these events. Please communicate with the contact person listed for each conference to find out more about ticket availability and price.

All Social Thinking Events

micheles-workshopsSocial Thinking is well known throughout the U.S. for the conferences it offers. The conferences feature the methods Michelle Garcia Winner and her clinical team have developed to treat social communication challenges, including but not limited to autism spectrum disorder (high functioning), social communication disorder, nonverbal learning disorder, ADHD, etc. You can browse through the full calendar of events below, or if you're looking only for the conferences Social Thinking hosts you can go to the Social Thinking Conference page.

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Social Thinking Conferences 

The conferences Michelle Garcia Winner's organization, Social Thinking, hosts are open to all and frequently sell out, so early registration is suggested and offers a discount. You can browse through the list below of all events featuring therapists who have developed and are experienced in presenting Social Thinking treatment methods.

SAVE THE DATE! - Fall 2015 Conference Schedule

September 21-22 - Phoenix, AZ
September 28-October 2 - Boston, MA (5 days!)
October 5-7 - Minneapolis, MN
October 12-16 - Boston, MA (5 days!)
October 26-27 - Mt. Laurel, NJ
November 4-6 - Tacoma, WA
November 16-17 - Salt Lake City, UT
December 7-9 - South San Francisco, CA

*Please note: we cannot take registrations for these conferences at this time. Please sign up for our e-newsletter to receive a notification when registration opens. Content of each conference day to be determined but save the date!

Trainings and Similar Events

The members of our Social Thinking Training & Speakers' Collaborative also give workshops and trainings to organizations, schools, therapists, parent groups and more. Attendance details for the presentations to other groups vary greatly. Some are open to outside attendees while others are not. Please communicate with the contact or organization listed for each event to find out more about attendance and prices.

If your organization is interested in having a member of the Social Thinking Training & Speakers' Collaborative speak, please browse below to see if a Social Thinking event is open in your area. You can also take a look at course descriptions to find which speaker and workshop day would work best for you and your group. Or if your group is ready you can click below.

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 April 2015


 

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Gloversville, NY
Pamela Crooke

April 1, 2015

Pamela Crooke presents a blended day of: Social Thinking and Transition Planning for the Adult World and Real Life and Skills You Need to Learn in School to Help You Live as an Adult

Contact:
Nancy DeSando
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 518-773-2050
www.lexingtoncenter.org
 
To register click here.


 

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Debbie Meringolo and Nancy Tarshis

April 2, 2015

Debbie Meringolo and Nancy Tarshis present Zooming In On Practical Strategies for Teaching Concrete Learners across the classroom, playground and home.

Contact:

Sheilagh Senior
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 781-279-1361 x1110
www.seemcollaborative.org

 


 

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Michelle Garcia Winner

April 4, 2015

Michelle Garcia Winner presents "Social Problem Solving is at the Heart of a Social Interaction:  Practical Strategies for Teaching practical concepts developed by Social Thinking"
At the Hanna Boys Center - 17000 Arnold Dr, Sonoma, CA from 9:30 am - 11:30 am

RSVP!  - Space is Limited!


RSVP:
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Rochester, NY Conference
April 9-10, 2015

Register Now!
Early Bird rate
expires Apr 2

Speakers:
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Michelle Garcia Winner

Courses:

Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME - New and Updated Information

Implementing Social Thinking Concepts and Vocabulary into the School and Home Day: A Day to Develop Team Creativity

Click here to learn more or register.

 




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Nancy Clements

April 10, 2015

Nancy Clements presents Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME for ASD.

Sorry, this conference is closed to the public.

 
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Nancy Tarshis

April 16, 2015

Content: Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day: The ILAUGH Model of Social Thinking

Contact:
Rhea Dyer
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 or 304-657-0551
www.wvsha.org



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Cedar Rapids, IA
Kari Zweber Palmer


April 17, 2015

Kari Zweber Palmer presents Teaching Social Thinking through Stories and Play for Early Learners

Contact:
Vicky Richards
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www.stlukescr.org



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Vancouver, BC, Canada
Ryan Hendrix

April 20, 2015
Ryan Hendrix presents"Implementing The Incredible Flexible You curriculum"

For more information click here.



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Chicago, IL Conference
April 29-May 1, 2015

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Early Bird rate
expires Apr 15

Speakers:
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Michelle Garcia Winner
JoanneGerenser
Joanne Gerenser
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Pamela Crooke
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Kari Zweber Palmer
Courses:

Blurred Lines - Social Thinking & Hot Topics

Superflex and Friends Take on Social Emotional Learning and the Common Core Standards

What's Play Got to Do with Classroom Learning? Exploring Social Executive Functioning and Social Emotional Learning for 4-7 year olds

Click here to learn more or register. 


May 2015

 

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St. Louis, MO Conference
May 7-8, 2015

Register Now!
Early Bird rate
expires Apr 23

Speakers:
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Michelle Garcia Winner

Courses:

Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day: The ILAUGH Model of Social Thinking - NEW Information on writing goals and taking data with rubrics

Informal Dynamic Social Thinking Assessment and Core Treatment Strategies for Home and School

Click here to learn more or register.

 


 

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Nancy Tarshis

May 8, 2015

Nancy Tarshis presents Teaching Social Thinking through Stories and Play for Early Learners (4-7 year olds) 

Contact:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 416-967-7325

http://www.speechassociates.ca/socialthinkingconference.php

 


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Portland, OR Conference
May 11-13, 2015

Register Now!
Early Bird rate
expires Apr 27

Speakers:
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Michelle Garcia Winner
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Ryan Hendrix

Courses:

Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME - NEW and UPDATED information!

Implementing Social Thinking Concepts and Vocabulary into the School and Home Day: A Day to Develop Team Creativity

What's Play Got to Do with Classroom Learning? Exploring Social Executive Functioning and Social Emotional Learning for 4-7 year olds

Click here to learn more or register.


 

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Michelle Garcia Winner

May 14, 2015

Michelle Garcia Winner presents Social Thinking and Social Challenges: Practical Strategies for the Classroom, Home, Community and Workplace (Same content as Day A: Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day: The ILAUGH Model of Social Thinking.)

Contact:
Arlene Etengoff
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.ohelfamily.org/?q=content/social-thinking-event

 


 

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Kari Zweber Palmer

May 14, 2015

Kari Zweber Palmer presents What's Play Got to Do with Classroom Learning?  Exploring Social Executive Functioning and Social Emotional LEarning for 4-7 year olds for Children's Centre Thunder Bay

Sorry, this conference is closed to the public.


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Michelle Garcia Winner

May 18-22, 2015

Michelle Garcia Winner presents in Aarhus and Copenhagen, Denmark

Contact:
Bjarke Larsen
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://michellewinneridanmark.dk/



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Nancy Clements

May 27, 2015

Nancy Clements presents Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day: The ILAUGH Model of Social Thinking


Sorry, this conference is closed to the public.

 


 June 2015


 
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Michelle Garcia Winner

June 1-2, 2015

June 1: Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day:  The ILAUGH Model of Social Thinking
June 2: Informal Dynamic Social Thinking Assessment:  Core Treatment Strategies for Home and School

Contact:
Tricia Howard-Jones
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Register here

 
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Renee Attaway

June 8-9, 2015

Renee Attaway presents Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day:  The ILAUGH Model of Social Thinking; Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME

Contact:
Dianne Griffe
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 501-227-3770
www.eastersealsar.com

 



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8th Global Annual Social Thinking Providers
Conference
South San Francisco, CA 

June 19-21, 2015

Click here to register!

 


 

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Kari Zweber Palmer

July 29, 2015

Sorry, this conference is closed to the public.



 

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Sydney, Australia


Michelle Garcia Winner

August 31-September 1st, 2015

Aug 31st: Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME
Sept 1st: Implementing Social Thinking Concepts and Vocabulary Into Our School/Home Day:  A Day to Develop Team Creativity

Contact:
Spectrum Speech Pathology
www.spectrumspeech.com.au


 

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Melbourne, Australia


Michelle Garcia Winner

September 3-4, 2015

Sept 3rd: ZOOMING IN on Practical Strategies for Teaching Concrete Learning Across the Classroom, Playground and Home
Sept 4th: ZOOMING IN on Nuance Challenged Social Communicators Across the Classroom, Playground and Home.

Contact:
Spectrum Speech Pathology
www.spectrumspeech.com.au

 


 

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Brisbane, Australia


Michelle Garcia Winner

September 9 & 10, 2015

September 9th:
Practical Strategies to manage social and emotional issues
Michelle Garcia Winner: Social thinking strategies to manage social issues in daily life

September 10th:
Michelle Garcia Winner: Social Thinking theory and research.

Contact:
Helena Medhurst
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.apac15.org.au

Register here


 

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Singapore


Michelle Garcia Winner

September 13-15, 2015

Michelle Garcia Winner presents Informal Dynamic Social Thinking Assessment:  Core Treatment Strategies for Home and School; Zooming in on Practical Strategies for Teaching Concrete Learners across the classroom, playgournd and home; Zooming in Nuance Challendge Social Communicators across the classroom, playground and home

Contact:
Noorleen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.connectandcommunicate.com.sg

 


 

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Manilla, Philippines


Michelle Garcia Winner

September 17-18, 2015

Michelle Garcia Winner presents Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day:  The ILAUGH Model of Social Thinking and Implementing Social Thinking Concepts and Vocabulary into our School/Home Day:  A Day to Develop Team Creativity

Contact:
Jenny Tapales or Beth Pascual
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 632-807-6824
www.edlinkfoundation.com


 October 2015

 

ThumbbwPalmer Kari STTSC web Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Kari Zweber Palmer


October 23, 2015

Kari Zweber Palmer presents Superflex & Friends Take on Social Emotional Learning

Contact:
Maureen Bennie
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.autismawarenesscentre.com

 


 

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Michelle Garcia Winner

October 24, 2015

Michelle Garcia Winner is the keynote speaker for Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism (AHA) Assoc.

Contact:
Pat Schissel
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 888-918-9198
www.ahany.org

 


ThumbbwPalmer Kari STTSC web Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Kari Zweber Palmer

October 29, 2015

Kari Zweber Palmer presents Superflex & Friends Take on Social Emotional Learning

Contact:
Maureen Bennie
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.autismawarenesscentre.com

 


 November 2015


 

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Nancy Tarshis

November 6, 2015

Nancy Tarshis presents Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME

Contact:
Lisa Slagle
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.adshelps.org


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Renee Attaway

November 13, 2015

Renee Attaway presents Superflex & Friends Take on Social Emotional Learning

Contact:
Maureen Bennie
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.autismawarenesscentre.com