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Using Superflex® and Social Detective in Elementary School: Making PBIS Supercool!

By Michelle Garcia Winner

Conferences

Boston, MA - Sept 29-30, 2014 
Boston, MA - Oct 9-10, 2014 
Pittsburgh, PA - Oct 23-24, 2014 
Tacoma, WA - Oct 27-29, 2014 
Ventura, CA - Nov 6-7, 2014 
Baltimore, MD - Nov 12-14, 2014 
Concord, CA - Dec 3-5, 2014 
Long Beach, CA - Jan 28-30, 2015
San Diego, CA - Feb 4-6, 2015
Fort Worth, TX - Feb 26-27, 2015
Phoenix, AZ - Mar 2-4, 2015
Raleigh, NC - Mar 11-13, 2015
Austin, TX - Mar 25-27, 2015
Rochester, NY - Apr 9-10, 2015
Chicago, IL - Apr 29 - May 1, 2015
St. Louis, MO - May 7-8, 2015
Portland, OR - May 11-13, 2015

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What's New

PITTSBURGH CONFERENCE UPDATE
Michelle will be presenting Oct 23-24!
Learn core ST concepts. Space is limited!
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SUPERFLEX® - NEW POSTER!
Use Superflex's Very Cool Five-Step Power Plan poster to accompany the Superflex Curriculum for 3rd - 5th graders.
Learn more

TIFY™- NEW POSTER!
Building Blocks of Social Development for Young Children poster illustrates learning how to work and play in a group.
Learn more

Thinksheets for Tweens and Teens - formerly known as Worksheets
Same great content, new title and ISBN
Read more

ROCHESTER CONFERENCE UPDATE  
The dates have changed to April 9-10 
Mark your calendars!
Learn more

 

 

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Conferences

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What is Social Thinking

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.

Subscribe to Michelle's Social Thinking newsletter to get updates on Social Thinking conferences.

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


 September 2014 


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Calgary, AB, Canada
Kari Zweber Palmer

September 12-13, 2014

September 12th: Teaching Social Thinking through Stories and Play for Early Learners

September 13th: Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME

Contact:
Krista Plosz (403) 990-6578 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or
Nicole Dickson (403) 835-4584 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

http://www.growingskillsot.com/educationworkshops.html

*Sorry, this workshop is full*



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1st Annual Canadian Social Thinking Providers Conference

Richmond, BC, Canada

September 17-18, 2014
Register Now!


Speakers:

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Michelle Garcia Winner
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Pamela Crooke
SarahWard
Sarah Ward
JoanneGerenser
Joanne Gerenser
and many other
talented speakers from Canada!


Click
here for more information/to register directly with ACT (Autism Community Training)



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Michelle Garcia Winner

September 22, 2014

Michelle Garcia Winner presents at 1 pm Eastern Time for ADDItude Webinars

Register now for this free online event here



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Michelle Garcia Winner

September 23, 2014

Sorry, this workshop is closed to the public.

 


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Pamela Crooke

September 25, 2014

Pamela Crooke presents Informal Dynamic Social Thinking Assessment: Core Treatment Strategies for Home and School for Westman School Clinicians' Association

Contact:
Jan Pilling
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
or 204-729-3208

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Boston, MA Conference
September 29, 2014 - SOLD OUT
October 9th is open register now!
September 30, 2014

Register Now!
for September 30th

Early Bird rate
expires Sept 15

Speakers:

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Michelle Garcia Winner
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Beckham Linton
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Nancy Tarshis
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Kari Zweber Palmer
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Ryan Hendrix
Courses:
Superflex® and Friends Take on Social Emotional Learning(SEL) 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.



October 2014


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Reykjavik, Iceland
Michelle Garcia Winner

October 2-3, 2014

Michelle Garcia Winner presents for Einhverfusamtokin

Contact:
Sigrun Hjartardottir
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www.einhverfa.is 
or www.greining.is


 

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Boston, MA Conference
October 9-10, 2014
Register Now!
Early Bird rate
expires Sept 25

Speakers:

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Michelle Garcia Winner
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Renee Attaway
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Nancy Tarshis
Courses:
Superflex® and Friends Take on Social Emotional Learning(SEL) 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.



ThumbbwPalmer Kari STTSC web Woodstock, IL
Kari Zweber Palmer

October 14-15, 2014

October 14th: Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day: The ILAUGH Model of Social Thinking
October 15th: Informal Dynamic Social Thinking Assessment: Core Treatment Strategies for Home and School

Contact:
Kathy Wilhoit
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815-338-3622

 


ThumbbwPalmer Kari STTSC web Burbank, IL
Kari Zweber Palmer

October 16, 2014

Sorry, this workshop is closed to the public.

 


 ThumbbwCrooke Pam  STTSC web Los Angeles, CA
Pamela Crooke

October 17, 2014

Pamela Crooke presents for The Help Group Summit 2014

Contact:
The Help Group - www.thehelpgroup.com


ThumbbwHendricks Ryan STTSC web Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Ryan Hendrix

October 18, 2014

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

 

Contact:
Debbie Ikert-Harrison
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 306-370-0259


 

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Deb Meringolo and Nancy Tarshis

October 18, 2014

Deb Meringolo and Nancy Tarshis presents Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day: The ILAUGH Model of Social Thinking

Contact:
Dawn Klinefelter
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www.njsha.org



 
 ThumbbwCrooke Pam  STTSC web Vancouver, BC, Canada
Pamela Crooke

October 20, 2014

Pamela Crooke is presenting a keynote at the 2014 Social Emotional Enhancement and Development (S.E.E.D.) conference (October 20 -21, 2014)

Contact:
www.bccfa-seed.org


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Pittsburgh, PA Conference
Ocrober 23-24, 2014

Register Now!
Early Bird rate
expires Oct 9

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

October 24, 2014

Sorry, this workshop is closed to the public


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Tacoma, WA Conference
October 27-29, 2014

Register Now!
Early Bird rate
expires Oct 13

Speakers:
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Michelle Garcia Winner
ThumbbwCrooke Pam  STTSC web
Pamela Crooke
JoanneGerenser
Joanne Gerenser
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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.


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Gretchen Schmidt-Mertes

October 27, 2014

Gretchen is presenting Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day:  The ILaugh Model of Social Thinking

 

Contact:
Chris Spores
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 ThumbbwCrooke Pam  STTSC web Boise, ID
Pamela Crooke

October 31, 2014

Pamela Crooke presents Informal Dynamic Social Thinking Assessment: Core Treatment Strategies for Home and School

 

Contact:
Richelle Tierney
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www.idahochs.com


 

 November 2014

 


 

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Michelle Garcia Winner

November 4, 2014

Michelle presents ZOOMING IN on Practical Strategies for Teaching Concrete Learners Across the Classroom, Playground and Home

Contact:
Mary Driscoll
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
To register: http://tinyurl.com/MGWCCIU
 


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Deb Meringolo 

November 4, 2014

 

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

Contact:
Michele Semosky
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Bangor, ME
Nancy Clements

November 6-7, 2014

Nancy Clements presents Informal Dynamic Social Thinking Assessment and Implementing Social Thinking COncepts and Vocabulary

Contact:
www.mslha.org


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Nancy Tarshis

November 7, 2014

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

Contact:
Ty Ankrom
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 740-474-7529
http://www.pickawayesc.org


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Renee Attaway

November 7, 2014

Renee Attaway presents Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME

Contact:
Janice Stewart
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Ventura, CA Conference
November 6-7, 2014

Register Now!
Early Bird rate
expires Oct 23

Speakers:

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Michelle Garcia Winner
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Ryan Hendrix
Courses:
Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME

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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Baltimore, MD Conference
November 12-14, 2014

Register Now!
Early Bird rate
expires Oct 29

Speakers:
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Michelle Garcia Winner
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Pamela Crooke
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Nancy Tarshis
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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Michelle Garcia Winner

November 14, 2014

Michelle Garcia Winner presents for Oklahoma Autism Network

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



December 2014


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Concord, CA Conference
December 3-5, 2014

Register Now!
Early Bird rate
expires Nov 19

Speakers:
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Michelle Garcia Winner
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Pamela Crooke
JoanneGerenser
Joanne Gerenser
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Renee Attaway
ThumbbwHendricks Ryan STTSC web
Ryan Hendrix
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.




ThumbbwHendricks Ryan STTSC web  ThumbbwCrooke Pam  STTSC web San Diego, CA
Ryan Hendrix and Pamela Crooke

December 11-12, 2014 

Sorry, this workshop 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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Colorado Springs, CO

Michelle Garcia Winner

January 30, 2015

 

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

Contact:
www.couragetoricks.org


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Long Beach, CA Conference
January 28-30, 2015

Register Now!
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

Register Now!
Early Bird rate
expires Jan 21

Speakers:
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Michelle Garcia Winner
ThumbbwCrooke Pam  STTSC web
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:
TBA

  


 

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Fort Worth, TX Conference
February 26-27, 2015

Register Now!
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.

 March 2015


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Phoenix, AZ Conference
March 2-4, 2015

Register Now!
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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Raleigh-Durham, NC Conference
March 11-13, 2015

Register Now!
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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Austin, TX Conference
March 25-27, 2015

Register Now!
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.


April 2015


 
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Rochester, NY Conference
April 9-10, 2015

Register Now!
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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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
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.stlukescr.org


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Chicago, IL Conference
April 29-May 1, 2015

Register Now!
Early Bird rate
expires Apr 15

Speakers:
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Michelle Garcia Winner
JoanneGerenser
Joanne Gerenser
ThumbbwCrooke Pam  STTSC web
Pamela Crooke
ThumbBWBeckhamLinton
Beckham Linton
ThumbbwPalmer Kari STTSC web
Kari Zweber Palmer
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. 


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 for the Ohel Children's Home and Family Services.

Contact:
Arlene Etengoff
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
www.ohelfamily.org/training


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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.
www.forlaget-pressto.dk


 June 2015


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

June 19-21, 2015 - Save the date!