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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
8th Annual Social Thinking Global Providers Conference
- June 19-21, 2015

 

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What's New

APPLY NOW TO SPEAK!
Applications are now posted for Parents and Professionals to speak at our June 2015 Providers Conference in San Francisco, CA
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TIFY™- NEW POSTER!
Building Blocks of Social Development for Young Children poster illustrates learning how to work and play in a group.
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SOCIAL LEARNING TREE - NEW POSTER!
Teaching individuals to be better social thinkers requires starting at the roots and building up!
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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.
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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.

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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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 March 2015


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Phoenix, AZ Conference
March 2-4, 2015

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
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.nrvcl.ca


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

Register Now!
Early Bird rate
expires Mar 13

Speakers:
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Michelle Garcia Winner
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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.

 


BWThumbNancyTarshis Flushing, NY
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.

 
 MGW Head shotBW New Haven, CT
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

Register Now!
Early Bird rate
expires Mar 19

Speakers:
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Michelle Garcia Winner
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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
 
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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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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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

Register Now!
Early Bird rate
expires Apr 15

Speakers:
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Michelle Garcia Winner
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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.

 


 

BWThumbNancyTarshis Toronto, ON, Canada
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
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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.
www.forlaget-pressto.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
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Register here



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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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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


 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

 


 

 MGW Head shotBW Long Island, NY
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


 

BWThumbNancyTarshis Fishkill, NY
Nancy Tarshis

November 6, 2015

Nancy Tarshis presents Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME

Contact:
Lisa Slagle
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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