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maria weenink

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Can anyone recomment any information/workbooks which can help me to discuss  social  skills the person I susppport.

This person has a diagonosis of Asperger syndrome and would like to become more confident when meeting new people.

He is not sure what to say,what to do and tends to avoid people

MW

Edited on February 23, 2017 - 9:15am

August 21, 2013 - 4:07pm

Dear MW,

The Helpline has written several information sheets related to improving social skills and managing anxiety which could be associated with entering social situations, please see the links below for details of these

http://www.autism.org.uk/about/communication/social-skills.aspx​

http://www.autism.org.uk/about/behaviour/anxiety.aspx

The Socialeyes approach may be of interest as it has been specifically developed to facilitate social skills and social understanding with people across the spectrum. This learning resource has been developed with people with autism and Asperger syndrome, alongside leading professionals in the field. All Socialeyes resources have been extensively piloted and re-piloted with ongoing development and research since 2005.

Please see the link below for further details of this resource

http://www.autism.org.uk/products/dvd-media-or-software/socialeyes.aspx

Below you can read more about the Socialeyes Facilitator training offered through NAS Training and Consultancy:

http://www.autism.org.uk/training/socialeyes

 

Social skills groups are also run around the country and these are listed on our directory

www.autismdirectory.org.uk

Kind Regards

The National Autistic Society Autism Helpline

August 23, 2013 - 12:44pm

9th Planet social skills modeling videos and learning plans are materials you can use to teach basic to naunced social skills.  The videos use a fun "other world" story line about a young man from the 9th Planet (Tad Shy) learning social skills on this planet with the aid of his spaceship computer (BOB).  The learning materials are great for higher functioning teens and young adults.

Website: http://www.9thplanet.org/

August 26, 2013 - 8:43am

Socialeyes is a really good programme. I have adapted it to use with primary aged children and it has significantly helped many of them particularly those that are aware of themselves and want to try to interact socially.