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.

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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2014


December 2014


 
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Nancy Tarshis

December 23, 2014

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

Sorry, this conference is closed to the public.

 2015


January 2015

 


 ThumbbwCrooke Pam  STTSC web Jacksonville, IL
Pamela Crooke

January 15, 2015 

Sorry, this workshop is closed to the public.

 


 

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Kari Zweber Palmer

January 28, 2015

Sorry, this conference is closed to the public.



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Colorado Springs, CO

Michelle Garcia Winner

January 30, 2015

 

Michelle Garcia Winner presents at the 2015 Courage to Risk Conference.

Contact:
www.couragetorisk.org


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Long Beach, CA Conference
January 28-30, 2015

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Early Bird rate
expires Jan 14

Speakers:

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Michelle Garcia Winner
Clements Nancy STTSC web2
Nancy Clements
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Nancy Tarshis
Courses:
Informal Dynamic Social Thinking Assessment and Core Treatment Strategies for Home and Schools

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.


February 2015


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San Diego, CA Conference
February 4-6, 2015

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Early Bird rate
expires Jan 21

Speakers:
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Michelle Garcia Winner
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Pamela Crooke
ThumbbwHendricks Ryan STTSC web
Ryan Hendrix
Courses:
ZOOMING In on Practical Strategies for Teaching Concrete Learners Across the Classroom, Playground and Home

ZOOMING In on Nuance Challenged Social Communicators Across the Classroom, Playground and Home

Teaching Social Thinking Through Stories and Play for Early Learners (ages 4-7)

Click here to learn more or register.


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Beckham Linton

February 12, 2015

Beckham Linton presents Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day:  The ILAUGH Model of Social Thinking

Contact:
Register here

  


 

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Fort Worth, TX Conference
February 26-27, 2015

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Early Bird rate
expires Feb 12

Speakers:
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Kari Zweber Palmer
Courses:
Teaching Social Thinking Through Stories & Play for Early Learners (ages 4-7)

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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Beckham Linton

February 27, 2014

Sorry, this workshop is closed to the public.

 ThumbbwCrooke Pam  STTSC web Lombard, IL
Pamela Crooke

February 27, 2015

Sorry, this workshop is closed to the public.

 
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Debbie Meringolo

February 27, 2015

Debbie Meringolo presents Implementing Social Thinking Concepts and Vocabulary Into our School/Home Day:  A Day to Develop Team Creativity

Sorry, this workshop is closed to the public.

 


 March 2015


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Phoenix, AZ Conference
March 2-4, 2015

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Early Bird rate
expires Feb 16

Speakers:
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Michelle Garcia Winner
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Nancy Tarshis
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

Teaching Social Thinking Through Stories and Play for Early Learners (ages 4-7)

Click here to learn more or register.

 


 


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Ryan Hendrix


March 6, 2015


Ryan Hendrix presents Teaching Social Thinking through Stories and Play for Early Learners

Contact:
Tannis Smith
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www.nrvcl.ca


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Raleigh-Durham, NC Conference
March 11-13, 2015

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Early Bird rate
expires Feb 25

Speakers:
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Michelle Garcia Winner
ThumbbwMeringolo Debbie STTSC web
Debbie Meringolo
ThumbbwPalmer Kari STTSC web
Kari Zweber Palmer
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

Teaching Social Thinking Through Stories and Play for Early Learners (ages 4-7)

Click here to learn more or register.

 


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Nancy Tarshis

March 12, 2015

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

Sorry, this conference is closed to the public.

 
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Michelle Garcia Winner

March 21, 2015

Michelle Garcia Winner presents two keynote sessions for Autism Services & Resources Connecticut
Keynote Sessions:  The ILAUGH Model of Social Thinking, Exploring Key Concepts and Strategies for Helping with Transition to Adulthood

Contact:
Carol Scully
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www.autismconnecticut.org

 


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Austin, TX Conference
March 25-27, 2015

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Early Bird rate
expires Mar 11

Speakers:
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Michelle Garcia Winner
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Nancy Tarshis
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Renee Attaway
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

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

Click here to learn more or register.


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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


 

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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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Rochester, NY Conference
April 9-10, 2015

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Early Bird rate
expires Mar 26

Speakers:
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Michelle Garcia Winner
ThumbbwMeringolo Debbie STTSC web
Debbie Meringolo

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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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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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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Beckham Linton
ThumbbwPalmer Kari STTSC web
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
Clements Nancy STTSC web2
Nancy Clements

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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Portland, OR Conference
May 11-13, 2015

Register Now!
Early Bird rate
expires Apr 27

Speakers:
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Michelle Garcia Winner
ThumbbwHendricks Ryan STTSC web
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
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www.ohelfamily.org/training

 


 

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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
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www.forlaget-pressto.dk

 



Clements Nancy STTSC web2 Hudson, MA
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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8th Global Annual Social Thinking Providers
Conference
South San Francisco, CA 

June 19-21, 2015

Click here to apply to speak or to register!

 


 

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Brisbane, Australia


Michelle Garcia Winner

September 9/10 (date to be determined), 2015

Michelle Garcia Winner presents at the APAC15 conference

Contact:
Helena Medhurst
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www.apac15.org.au


 October 2015

 

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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

 


 

November 2015


 

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Nancy Tarshis

November 6, 2015

Nancy Tarshis presents Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME

Contact:
Lisa Slagle
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www.adshelps.org