A How to Guide to Using our Intellectual Property
We’ve had many people ask us to explain the parameters of using the term “Social Thinking®” as well as using the materials we create (lessons, the Social Thinking Vocabulary, Superflex™ characters, etc.) or giving presentations on Social Thinking. Others have notified us that they thought people were misusing the term Social Thinking or the work itself. It’s good to know we have a loyal community!
The evolution of the work related to Social Thinking continues, but as our name and the related methodology and its materials have become more popular we realized we needed to better define its use within the community.
As a result, we’ve created some guidelines that explain and protect the use of the Social Thinking name and its trademark, ensure that our work is being used consistent with its purpose, and make sure that the origins of our work can be traced back to us. The following information defines what we encourage/permit and what isn’t permitted to meet those goals.