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Navigating the Social Network Super Highway

February 13, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Ticket Price: Free

Workshop Description: 

Navigating the Social Network Super Highway (Original title: Putting Yourself Out There! How to help grow social networks and find your tribe)

Having social networks is part of who we are as human beings. They play a significant role in most areas of our daily life. For adolescents and adults with autism, creating and maintaining meaningful social connections can often feel difficult, confusing, and overwhelming. This presentation will focus on the importance of developing and maintaining connections throughout your community. We will discuss how to build networks across a variety of contexts including school, work, and recreation. The discussion will also identify strategies that can be used to support the growth of social connections across in-person situations as well as in the digital world.

Presenter Bio:

Mike Barrett, MC, R.Psych, is a Registered Psychologist with a Master’s degree in Counselling from the University of Calgary. He has worked in the field of adolescent mental health for over 12 years. Mike is a Transition Specialist with The Sinneave Family Foundation and brings experience and knowledge in mental health, stress, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, self-confidence, and transition planning to his role. He enjoys providing assistance and support to adolescents, adults, and families from a variety of diverse backgrounds in both individual and group settings.

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