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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 15-16, 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 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.

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



July 2014


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Michelle Garcia Winner

July 25-27, 2014 ASHA Schools Conference

Michelle Garcia Winner presents Saturday July 26th

Contact:
http://www.asha.org/events/schools/

 



August 2014


 

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Billings, MT
Michelle Garcia Winner

August 5-6, 2014

Michelle Garcia Winner presents for Montana State University

Contact:

Debra Miller
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or (406) 657-2072
www.msubillings.edu/smart




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Chithra Kathiresan

August 9-10, 2014

Chithra Kathiresan presents Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day: The ILAUGH Model of Social Thinking and Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME

Contact:
Michelle Yap
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.sausenglum.com.my

 


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Beckham Linton

August 11, 2014

Sorry, this workshop is closed to the public.

 


 

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Schaumburg, IL
Michelle Garcia Winner

August 18-19, 2014

Michelle Garcia Winner presents for Schaumburg School District 54

Contact:
Jennifer Naddeo
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 847-357-5052

 




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Renee Attaway

August 18-19, 2014

Sorry, this workshop is closed to the public.

 


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Pamela Crooke

August 19, 2014

Sorry, this workshop is closed to the public.

 



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Michelle Garcia Winner

August 23, 2014

Michelle Garcia Winner presents for Autism Conferences of America

Contact:
Mylien Miyata
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.autismconferencesofamerica.com

 



September 2014

 


 

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Kari Zweber Palmer

September 2-3, 2014

Sorry, this workshop is closed to the pubic.


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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
Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke

September 17-18, 2014

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

 



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Michelle Garcia Winner

September 23, 2014

Sorry, this workshop is closed to the public.

 


 

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Boston, MA

September 29-30, 2014



October 2014


 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
Michelle Garcia Winner

October 2-3, 2014

Michelle Garcia Winner presents for Einhverfusamtokin

Contact:
Sigrun Hjartardottir
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.einhverfa.is 
or www.greining.is


 

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Boston, MA

October 9-10, 2014



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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
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
815-338-3622

 


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



 
 

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Pittsburgh, PA

October 23-24, 2014
 

 


 

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Nancy Tarshis

October 24, 2014

Sorry, this workshop is closed to the public


 

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Seattle, WA

October 27-29, 2014

 


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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
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://signup.marinschools.org/dev_students.asp?

 


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Pamela Crooke

October 31, 2014

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

 

Contact:
Richelle Tierney
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.idahochs.com


 

 November 2014

 


 

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


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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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Ventura, CA

November 6-7, 2014


 
 

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Baltimore, MD

November 12-14, 2014

 

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Michelle Garcia Winner

November 14, 2014

Michelle Garcia Winner presents for Oklahoma Autism Network

Contact:
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www.okautism.org



December 2014


 

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Concord, CA

December 3-5, 2014




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Ryan Hendrix and Pamela Crooke

December 11-12, 2014 

Sorry, this workshop is closed to the public.


 2015


January 2015

 


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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

January 28-30, 2015


February 2015


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San Diego, CA

February 4-6, 2015


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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

February 26-27, 2015

 

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Beckham Linton

February 27, 2014

Sorry, this workshop is closed to the public.

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Pamela Crooke

February 27, 2015

Sorry, this workshop is closed to the public.

 


 March 2015


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Phoenix, AZ

March 2-4, 2015

 


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Raleigh-Durham, NC

March 11-13, 2015

 


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Austin, TX

March 25-27, 2015

 

 


April 2015


 

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Rochester, NY

April 15-16, 2015

 



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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

April 29 - May 1, 2015

 


May 2015

 

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St. Louis, MO

May 7-8, 2015


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Portland, OR

May 11-13, 2015

 


 

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Michelle Garcia Winner

May 14, 2015

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!