IMPORTANT NOTICE: This program is scheduled as a face-to-face classroom training during the Fall 2020 semester, but may be moved online due to future recommendations for distance learning due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Any updates will be posted on this page and all enrolled students will be notified by email of any anticipated curtailments.
This workshop will help you understand and gain knowledge in the field of social skills with the Autism Spectrum Disorders community. Educators and others who work with this population will learn why social skill group work is important, how to get a group started, how to help parents with social skills at home, and how to help children with ASD become more productive citizens. You will leave with specific ways to support children with ASD as well as children with Asperger's, Non-Verbal Learning Disorder, and ADHD.
Robin Lurie-Meyerkopf, M.Ed., is the former associate director and the head of training and consultation at the Asperger's Association of New England. She has over 20 years of teaching experience and has run social skills groups for children and adolescents with Asperger's, ADHD, and non-verbal learning disorders. She received her master's degree from Antioch University and graduated from their Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate Program. Robin has worked with students from elementary school through college in a variety of settings. She holds workshops for parents and professionals throughout the U.S. and has presented at the national Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD) conference in Washington, DC and Anaheim, California and the Transitions Conference at Lynn University. With her training and experience, Robin understands the complexity of working with many different student populations.