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Actions Speak Louder than Words: learning to interpret body language and read social cues

August 31, 2023, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Did you know that up to 90% of communication is non-verbal? For people who find it challenging to read social cues, this can be a daunting statistic. How can you communicate with others if you have a hard time understanding and interpreting body language?

For many autistics, understanding subtle social cues doesn’t come naturally. But that doesn’t mean you have to be left out of social situations, there are many clever ways to learn these skills.

​In this fun and engaging session, attendees will explore some of the most important non-verbal cues and learn to identify and interpret basic body language that will help with social and communication skills. Strategies and techniques used will provide a foundation on which they can build and practice reading and interpreting what others are saying through their body language.

It will also help them to be more aware of their own body language, and how others are responding to the non verbal messages they are sending.

Join us Thursday, August 31 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

This session is FREE and offered In-person at The Ability Hub (300, 3820 24 Avenue NW) *Attending events in person is a great way to connect with peers and provides the opportunity to put your learning into practice. If attending in-person isn’t possible, you can choose to attend online via Sinneave Connects, our online learning portal.

If you already have a free Sinneave Connects account, just log in as usual. If you have not yet created yours, you will need to register. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Pick a user name
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  3. Select: “Actions Speak Louder than Words: learning to interpret body language and read social cues″ and enroll.

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Actions Speak Louder than Words: learning to interpret body language and social cues

If you have any questions about this session or need help navigating Sinneave Connects, please email info@sinneavefoundation.org or call 403 210-5000. We’re here to help!

P.S. The quick access button to Sinneave Connects is on the upper right corner of our Homepage.

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​About the presenter: Sherry Taylor has more than 15 years experience in the not for profit industry. She is a Program Facilitator with the EmploymentWorks program and is passionate about developing curriculum and content that makes lifelong learning fun for autistic youth, adults, persons with disabilities and professionals interested in expanding their knowledge and creating environments that are welcoming and inclusive.


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