Parents & Carers Community Connection: Online Discussion with guest speaker: "How social skills learning can be useful for our loved ones"
This month we will discuss the topic "How social skills learning can be useful for our loved ones". The Parents & Carers of Young Adults group have invited psychologist and principal at The Social Learning Studio Connie Buckingham to join us for a portion of the meeting to talk about introducing some social skills learning to assist our loved ones. This meeting is open to all parents/carers of Aspergers / autistic children of any age - whether children, teens or adults. as Social Learning Studio runs programs for children, teens and adult age groups.
Connie is the Principal Psychologist and Business Owner of The Social Learning Studio at Brunswick in Melbourne. Connie is also the author of 'The Friendship Saver Program' (a social skills/anti-bullying research-based program) which is run at the studio throughout the year. Connie has just completed her PhD research at The University of Melbourne, evaluating the effectiveness of the Friendship Saver Program. This program provides girls within mainstream classrooms the opportunity to acquire social and emotional skills that will improve their friendships, reduce peer conflicts, and promote positive relationships and good mental health into their adulthood.
This will be an online peer meeting via a web-based application called Zoom.is for parents, grandparents and carers (of a person with Aspergers or Autism Spectrum Disorder / ASD level 1-2 aged) to meet, share their experiences and support each other. The group is facilitated to allow opportunity for all attendees to talk if they wish. See below for more information on what Zoom is and how to access the meeting with it. It’s easy to use and you get a link in your registration confirmation email to join the meeting.
Cost: Free for month of July. However you must still please book online before attending. Once registered, you will receive an Event Confirmed email containing the Zoom link. Courtesy of a grant from the Department of Human Services. What is Zoom?
Zoom is a program that allows video, web and audio conferencing.You can download it free onto your computer or phone/tablet. Or you can simply just dial in and participate via telephone. Download the AV Zoom Guide (pdf)
STEP 1: Before the Meeting: Make sure you download Zoom
Download onto your computer:
Download onto your phone / tablet:
- Visit https://zoom.us/download, locate Zoom Client for Meetings and click Download.
- Follow the download and installation prompts (you do not need admin access).
1. Go to the App store of your device (e.g. App Store or Google Play).
2. Search for Zoom
3. Download it, as per other apps.
Participate via phone line only:
1. Dial in via one of these numbers: +61 3 7018 2005 Australia +61 8 7150 1149 Australia +61 2 8015 6011 Australia. Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ahxpuxnWU
2. Key in the Meeting ID (from your registration confirmed email).
STEP 2: At the Meeting time: Join the Zoom Meeting
1. Open up the Zoom application
1a. If using a computer - Go to "Settings", and do "Audio" -> "Sound and "Microphone" checks before you start.
2. Enter the Meeting ID you've been provided (in the confirmed registration email). The host will receive a 'door bell' that you are waiting and will admit you to the meeting.
Once you have entered the Zoom meeting room:
- Make sure that your microphone is muted
- Video - you can choose if its on or off (On = more internet used)
- When you want to talk - unmute microphone.
- Make sure 1 person talks at a time.
More instructions of how to use Zoom in the meeting will be provided at the start of the meeting. However we can email you an outline for Zoom use in case you need help.
Contact Details: Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org emall preferred, or 0432 139 528