Young Adult Seminars
Seminars present a range of useful social thinking skills that are needed in the various and changing environments within which young adults interact. Participation is encouraged throughout each seminar as Including Kids’ staff members present information, provide realistic scenarios, participate in role-playing activities, and demonstrate appropriate skills for use in the most basic environments to the complexities of the workplace. Seminars also identify, cultivate, and consistently encourage social connections between clients throughout each 60-minute seminar. The Seminar topics are chosen based on the present needs of enrolled clientele.
Including Kids Seminars can be useful at breaking down large topics into small steps such as conversation and humor, entering and exiting conversations, or handling peer conflict and rejection. Our therapists and panelists presenting at our Seminars have extensive experience relating to and teaching young adults of all ranges of the autism spectrum. Role-playing solidifies topics covered in the Seminar while allowing participants to interact with each other and practice acquire skills in a comfortable environment before practicing in social settings outside of the seminar. By attending these 60-minute seminars, a noticeable change can be observed as young adults engage in social interactions more frequently, have improved communication and are able to assert themselves more clearly and empathize with their peers.
Seminar participants and their families are also encouraged to take part in our free Saturday support workshops and our free community outreach initiatives, which can be found on our calendar, such as: Parents night out, babysitting courses (for people interested in caring for children on the autism spectrum), and autism-friendly social events.
Including Kids, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color or ethnic or national origin in the administration of its policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, or any other programs which it administers.