We help people as young as 4 through the lifespan with solid language and learning abilities develop their social thinking and related social skills. Our strategies help parents and professionals teach social information to individuals around the world with and without diagnoses, including neurotypical children. Of the diagnostic labels that we address, some of the most popular are: Asperger’s syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders Levels 1 & 2, Social Communication Disorder, PDD-NOS, ADHD, NVLD, Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder, twice exceptional, social anxiety, head injury, etc.
We stand committed to providing quality, practical information that is rooted in research, built upon real-world experiences, and is responsive to the needs of the people who use our materials and those who teach it. Thank you for inspiring us in so many ways!
Kurt, Program Director
This is so relevant to my work at a private special purpose school for kids with behavioral/emotional disabilities. I can't wait to implement this in our school!
Julie, School Psychologist
Love these conferences! Even though I come every year, I always learn something new.
Conference Attendee, Parent
Your program has given me the much needed tools to communicate in a meaningful way with my 9 year old son. Thank you. The stress level in our house has decreased along with the meltdowns. He is able to come out of the meltdowns much more readily. Thanks.
Jennifer, 3rd Grade Teacher
Very engaging speakers! To hear the stories behind the materials from the creators is invaluable. It makes the program even more tangible and meaningful. I am excited to implement Social Thinking, The Zones of Regulation, and much more w/ all students! (Maybe adults and myself too!)
OMG you are my hero :) and I use just about everything you publish!
Amazing! Love how all of this gives language for your gut feeling! This is invaluable for a parent of a child with autism. It will help me know how to better advocate for my daughter, thank you!
Annie, Pediatric SLP and Selective Mutism Group NH State Coordinator
This conference was truly one of the most informative, insightful and well organized events I have ever attended. Michelle's passion and expertise shined through brilliantly. It's truly a gift to have such a wealth of information shared so we can support our kiddo's social thinking in the most beautiful of ways.
Kate, Special Education Teacher
Great day! Lots of really good info and "nuggets" to take back. Amazing how knowledgeable you are!
Katie, Speech-Language Pathologist
I can't get enough of these conferences! The information is so relevant, appropriate, and helpful. I always feel like you are talking specifically about MY students! :) Thanks so much.
Lissa, School Counselor
The speakers were very captivating and humorous. I still feel like I need more time to process what I've learned today. I need more time to work through the materials myself and shift my own thinking and slow down to meet the students where they are at, not where I need them to be. Thank you for today!
Diana, Speech-Language Pathologist
Love these conferences! Nice explanation as how to break down areas by age. Also nice tie into RTI & PBIS.
Amanda, School Adjustment Counselor
Excellent day, nice balance of content w/ practical applications & stories. Very informative AND entertaining!
Gretchen, Speech-Language Pathologist
I very much appreciate the links between social intent/thinking and the common core, or school based standards & expectations. This connection, and the understanding that it exists, is so crucial to every member of a student's school community!
Nadine, Speech-Language Pathologist
I love how realistic the approach is, and doable!! Based on real clinical experience, adaptable to individual needs/strengths. Great that all the vocabulary is simple, easy to understand, and not full of professional 'shop talk'.
I turned the Social Fate or Social Fortune book into a role-play group. It's working amazing and we are processing topics that I never would have brought up when out of "character”. Thanks for all you do you make my job so much easier. :)
Crystal, School Psychologist
Social Thinking is the philosophy that I ascribe to professionally. It serves as my guide through assessment and intervention!
I have a 13 yr old son with autism and 11 year old with some behaviors and ADHD. I can't possibly write down how much I have learned from the Social Thinking conference. It should be against the law not to attend a Michelle Garcia Winner conference.
Camille, Speech-Language Pathologist
I have learned so many practical reachable, doable, yet possibly life-changing activities and strategies to use with my kids.