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Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Interpreting body language and reading social cues

April 18, 2024, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

On a white background, the text at the top reads, "Actions Speak Louder Than Words. Interpreting body language and reading social cues." The text on the right of the image reads, "Thursday April 18 from 4 to 5 pm. In-person at The Sinneave Family Foundation or online via Sinneave Connects."

Up to 90% of our communication is non-verbal. For people who struggle to read social cues and interpret body language, this statistic can be daunting. How can you communicate well if you have a hard time understanding non-verbal communication?

If you find interpreting body language and visual cues challenging, you don’t have to be left out of social situations. There are ways to learn these skills!

Join us for a fun and interactive session intended to help autistic and neurodivergent individuals become more aware of body language and its real-world benefits.

Attendees will be able to grasp and interpret basic body language, which will help improve both social and communication skills. Together, we’ll explore some of the most important non-verbal cues–those with both positive and negative connotations–and practice interpreting and understanding body language and unspoken messages.

Participants will also learn about the ways they hold their own bodies and the unintended messages they may be sending, and making adjustments to appear more positive, engaging and approachable.

Please note: During this session, Sinneave staff, guest presenters, and attendees may share information about community resources. Information provided may not always be accurate, up-to-date, or reliable. Attendees are encouraged to be critical consumers of information available on the internet. Providing information about a community resource is not endorsement and Sinneave does not assume any risk for the outcome of using the information shared during this session.

Thursday, April 18, 2024

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

In-person at The Ability Hub (300, 3820 24 Ave NW)

While attending in person may seem intimidating, it’s a great way to meet new people, connect with peers and practice practical skills. If you are unable to attend in person, you can also attend virtually through Sinneave Connects, our online learning platform.

If you already have a Sinneave Connects account, just log in as usual. If you haven’t yet opened an account, it’s easy! Click the button below that says, “Actions Speak Louder Than Words” to be directed to the portal and follow the prompts.

  1. Pick a user name
  2. Pick a password
  3. Select “Register”
  4. Choose “Actions Speak Louder Than Words” and enroll.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Please note: While advance registration is not necessary for most of our Learning & Connection activities (you are welcome to just pop-in), IF you do pre-register it helps us in our planning AND allows us to notify you in the event of a last-minute change or cancellation. Either way, we’d love to see you!

About the Presenter: Sherry Taylor has over 15 years of experience in the not-for-profit industry. She currently is the Program Coordinator with the EmploymentWorks program at Sinneave. She started working with the EW Online program and made the transition to the in-person program continuously developing curriculum and content for Autistic youth, adults, and persons with disabilities, and professionals.

If you have any questions about this session, please contact us by emailing info@sinneavefoundation.org or calling 403 210-5000.

P.S. Did you know there’s a quick access button to Sinneave Connects in the upper right corner of our Homepage.

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Hybrid: The Ability Hub and Online
300, 3820 24th Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta T3B 2X9 Canada
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