Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP, the founder of Social Thinking, opened her first clinic, The Center for Social Thinking, in 1998 to provide services for people with social learning challenges. Her common-sense teaching approach (now called the Social Thinking Methodology) helped many of her clients develop social competencies in a way no other program had done before – and word spread. Her client base grew quickly and so did the demand for information, training, and products to help serve people worldwide.

The Social Thinking Methodology’s strategies, concepts, and materials are designed to help individuals develop social competencies to better understand themselves and others, foster self-regulation and relationships, and make larger meaning of the social world.

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Update Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Clinical Treatment for Families

Clinic Locations

Our goal is to keep our clients and families safe and updated on our response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.  Our clinics will remain closed for in-person sessions. We have decided to continue online sessions for our current clients. We are not taking new clients at this time and all assessments are on hold until we get the opportunity to return to face to face interactions. We are monitoring the CDC and Department of Health websites and listening to reputable news sources.


Please contact our two sister clinics, Social Thinking-San Jose  or Social Thinking-Boston for services through online video conferencing.  Our teletherapy sessions continue to maintain the same high quality to keep our clients learning, our parents supported, our therapists working, and our virtual doors open!


We miss seeing our clients and families in person! However, we do not want to add to the uncertainty of the current times by leaving this decision until the last minute, nor do we want to jeopardize the health and safety of our community by returning to in-person sessions before it is prudent to do so. 


Stay positive, safe, and healthy!


Michelle Garcia Winner, Pam Crooke and The Social Thinking Staff

Clinical Training for Professionals

Clinical Training

Due to the coronavirus, our 3-day clinical training program is postponed until we know it is safe to meet face-to-face in our clinic. In the meantime, you may email us at to be placed on our waitlist and we will reach out when we’re up and running again, we hope in Fall 2022—our fingers are crossed! Please also be sure to sign up to receive our enewsletter if you haven’t already for the latest updates.


Our top priority is to keep our clients, staff, and you safe. We are sad to share this news with you but it’s OK because we want this observational training to be an excellent experience for you. Given these unprecedented times, we do not know exactly when our face-to-face clinical training program will resume. Thank you for being flexible with us.


Stay positive, safe, and healthy!


Michelle Garcia Winner, Pam Crooke, Nancy Clements, and The Social Thinking Staff



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