Rehearsing Social Skills — Role-Playing in Social Situations

[ On July 20 Paul Nussbaum checked in from his epic attempt to demonstrate autistic ability on the Pacific Crest Trail. Click the Expedition-Autism button to the right (or here) for updates on Paul’s progress. ==> ] 

On July 21 AASCEND hosts a return visit from Mike Vaughn, with a follow-up on his popular Personal & Social Relationships: Goals, Boundaries and Connections presentation. (Click here to see what we came up with in the first session.) At this fun and interactive workshop participants will have an opportunity to examine and practice social interactions in a safe and friendly venue. We will explore the nature of different relationships; what are the expectations, boundaries, and social rules of these relationships? How can we build an honest, and healthy connection with others? How can we be supportive of others in our relationships? How can we self-advocate and also be flexible in relationships?

Mike has been the Social Skills Coordinator at College Internship Program, Berkeley, for five years. He teaches social skills, interpersonal & relationship skills, public speaking, filmmaking, communications, and soft skills in the workplace. CIP is a comprehensive program preparing adults (18-26) who have learning differences, including ASD, for success in college, employment, and life skills. They also have summer programs for teens.

Bring your questions and your imagination. And as always, attendees on the spectrum will offer their experience and perspectives throughout the program.

Who: Adults on the autism spectrum, families, mentors and professionals all welcome. For more information, please contact:
When: Sat July 21, 10am – noon
Where: The Arc of SF 1500 Howard St. @ 11th St. SF, CA 94103 map

Parking is usually available in the garage at 255 12th Street, with a reasonable flat rate for Saturdays. There is also metered street parking for $2.25/hr.