Based on the training methods of Gail Hawkins – founder of Hawkins Institute in Toronto, and author of How To Find Work That Works for People With Asperger Syndrome – “Learning to be Social” is an interactive web-based training series for people with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) – featuring people with ASD.
The series uses a positive, respectful approach; incorporates interactive quizzes to improve retention and foster learning; and focuses on building a strategic skills’ foundation to help people with ASD improve their social interactions. It integrates a workbook designed with both the viewer and a “Support Companion” e.g. family member, teacher or councellor, in mind. The integrated workbook provides explanations, exercises and assignments as well as observation templates and instruction to anyone supporting the viewer.
The 21 people with ASD who collaborated in the production of this series offer unique perspectives, strategies and insights that bring Learning to be Social to a new level.
The Learning to be Social course is for individual-use only. For group use, please contact Hawkins Institute.
with exercises, games and worksheets to support learning, retention and to help apply lessons in the real world. The workbook also provides tips and notes for the person supporting you in learning to be social.
ACT ONE - AWARENESS
ACT TWO - CONVERSATION
ACT THREE - BODY LANGUAGE
ACT FOUR - SOCIAL MANNERS
ACT FIVE - HUMOUR
ACT SIX - FRIENDSHIP