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Communication Workshop – Non-verbal Communication: How to tell if others want to talk with you


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Communication Workshop – Non-verbal Communication: How to tell if others want to talk with you

January 24, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

We are pleased to bring back our series of stand alone “Work on Your Communication” workshops for 2023! These workshops are designed to provide Autistic and Neurodivergent individuals opportunities to learn and practice essential social communication skills.

Each 90-minute workshop will cover a different aspect of communication, providing information, tips and strategies on connecting and thriving in social situations. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice new skills, receive feedback and mentorship in a small group setting.

All sessions are conducted in-person at The Ability Hub, located on the 3rd floor of the Child Development Centre (3820 24th Avenue NW). There is no cost to attend and we’ll even cover your parking.

Advance registration is not required and you only need to attend the sessions that interest you. All sessions begin promptly at 4:00 p.m.

The workshop topics and dates are as follows:

Tuesday, January 24 – Non-verbal Communication: Learning how to tell if others want to talk with you.
Do you find it challenging to know if people are interested and willing to talk with you? In this session, we’ll talk about non-verbal communication and learn some of the visual cues and strategies you can use to find out.

Tuesday, January 31 – Strategies for Entering Conversations: Easy ways to start or join social conversations.
We know that starting a conversation or joining in a conversation that is already underway can be difficult. In this session, we’ll learn and practice a few strategies to help you enter into conversations more confidently.

Tuesday, February 7 – Strategies for Exiting Conversations: Easy ways to end or leave a conversation.
How do you end or leave a conversation when it’s time to go? In this session, we’ll talk about strategies you can learn and practice to help you leave a conversation or end a conversation in tactful ways.

Tuesday, February 14 – Establishing Social Connections: 5 Pro-tips for successful social relationships.
Meeting new people and making friends isn’t always easy. In this session, we’ll share 5 tips you can practice and use when it comes to making friends and maintaining social relationships.

Tuesday, February 21 – Conversation 101: How to discover what you have in common with others.
Do you find small talk challenging? Do you sometimes find it difficult to connect with people and find common things to talk about? In this session, we’ll cover the basics of conversation and offer tips and strategies to assist you in finding common ground and talking points with others.

Tuesday, February 28 – Handling Disagreements: Top tips for keeping your cool.
Do you get frustrated when someone disagrees with you? Do you find it difficult to stay calm and composed? In this session, we’ll talk about conflict and share the top tips to help you keep your cool when you’re in the middle of a disagreement and strategies to help you work through it.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

We look forward to seeing you there!



January 24, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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