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Summer Drop-in Workshop – 5 Pro-tips for successful social relationships

June 13, 2023, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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Welcome to our Summer Drop-in Workshop Series!

These workshops are designed to provide Autistic and Neurodivergent individuals opportunities to learn and practice essential skills related to Executive Functioning (EF), Acceptance & Commitment Training (ACT) and Social Communication.

Each 90-minute workshop covers a different topic, providing information, tips and strategies that will assist attendees in connecting and thriving in everyday life. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice new skills, receive feedback and mentorship in a welcoming, small group setting.

  • All sessions are in-person at The Ability Hub, located at 300, 3820 24th Avenue N.W.
  • There is a Zoom option available if attending in person is a barrier for you. Email info@sinneavefoundation.org for the link.
  • There is no cost to attend these sessions.
  • Advance registration is not required. You can choose to attend all of the workshops or just the ones that seem interesting to you.
  • All sessions run from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Dates and topics are as follows:

Tuesday, June 6 – Non-verbal Communication Strategies: 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, June 13 – 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, June 20 – The Art of Conversation: Strategies for entering and exiting 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 AND we’ll cover how to end or leave a conversation tactfully when it’s time to go?

Tuesday, June 20 – Acceptance & Commitment Training (ACT): Choosing a path through a dilemma
What do you do when faced with a dilemma? Learn practical, specific steps that help you to identify what is most important and how to choose a path through the dilemma. There will be opportunities for discussion and questions.

Tuesday, June 27 – 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.

Tuesday, June 27 – Executive Functioning (EF): Strategies for Getting Started
Do you find it challenging to get started doing the things you want or need to do? This session will explore the executive functioning skills of initiation and inhibition, and how they work together to get us going or get us stuck.

Tuesday, July 18 – Executive Functioning (EF): Setting Priorities
This workshop is for people who find it challenging to set day-to-day and weekly priorities and it is impacting their life directly. The session will cover various methods for setting short term priorities (daily-weekly) and assist participants in creating a plan to apply what they’ve learned.

Tuesday, July 25 – Acceptance & Commitment Training (ACT): What is resentment? Strategies for working with it.
Do you Resent Feeling Resentful? This workshop will explore what resentment is and why we might feel it, as well as give participants specific and concrete skills to work with resentment in the future.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please email info@sinneavefoundation.org or call us at 403 210-5000.

We look forward to seeing you there!


June 13, 2023
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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The Ability Hub
Suite #300, 3820 - 24th Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta T3B-2X9 Canada
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