3 days of important topics
from expert speakers
An experience to help you build
social competencies and inspire hope!
14th Annual Social Thinking Global Providers’ Online Conference
Diversity, Resilience, Tenacity, Social Competencies & Hope!
Each year our Social Thinking Providers’ Conference is special! Attendees from the around the world explore practical concepts and strategies to help them continue to develop their own competencies when working with neurodiverse and neurotypical students and individuals.
Spanning three days with 3.5 hours each day of illuminating instruction and discussion, this year’s 14th Annual Social Thinking Global Providers’ Online Conference will address topics important for the times: Diversity, Resilience, Tenacity, Social Competencies, and Hope! It’s impossible to develop resilience and tenacity without social competencies and hope. We’ll also address diversity—how support systems and treatment materials should be informed by differences in cultures, race, and learning styles to create information that is meaningful and helpful to all. We are delighted to welcome three guest keynote speakers who will provide concepts and strategies to give interventionists, as well as the individuals they support, social competencies and hope!
June 25, 2021 | 9:00 am Pacific Time
Dr. Shameka Stanford, PhD, juvenile forensic speech-language pathologist from Howard University, will address the importance of resiliency in youth placed at-risk for involvement with the confinement pipeline. Discover how you can become proactive in the support of youth who demonstrate difficulties navigating social competencies and accessing social skills during heightened situations. Michelle Garcia Winner and Dr. Pamela Crooke will address how the dynamic Social Thinking Methodology continues to evolve as we learn more about the broader social world through the lens of research, culture, race, diversity, and equity. We will also examine the roles neurodiversity and cultural diversity have played in the evolution of the Social Thinking Methodology and the critical nature of adapting metacognitive teaching tools to reflect and respect diversity.
June 26, 2021 | 9:00 am Pacific Time
Dr. Nancy Rappaport, psychiatrist and author, will provide practical concepts and strategies to build long-term resilience, connect with and support neurodivergent youth, and address children’s worries and anxieties, including those who have experienced trauma. Michelle Garcia Winner and Dr. Pamela Crooke will also explain ways to encourage social learners to rally hope as they work toward their goals and use “cognitive pushes” to encourage a positive mindset and motivation to accomplish what they want for themselves.
June 27, 2021 | 9:00 am Pacific Time
Dr. Robert Brooks, clinical psychologist and author, will define seven core elements of resilience and tenacity, as well as discuss strategies to support their development. Using visual supports and frameworks from the Social Thinking Methodology, Michelle Garcia Winner and Dr. Pamela Crooke will focus on ways to help individuals better engage in social problem solving with their chosen mentors to encourage ongoing resilience and tenacity.