SOCIAL LEARNING LABS
Promoting lifelong, fulfilling, meaningful social connections for everyone, especially those most challenged by social relatedness - individuals with Autism, ADHD, developmental delays, anxiety or other emotional issues - by creating and disseminating a wide range of innovative activities, books, films, workshops, and curricula focused on social engagement and
Friday Girl's Night
DURING COVID-19, FRIDAY GIRLS NIGHT HAS GONE VIRTUAL!
Hang out with other young women for a fun night of art, TV, games and cooking. Find new friends and make social connections in a supportive and safe environment.
Details for Parents
Friday Girl's Nights (FGN) was started to reduce isolation, provide a safe environment for interaction, gently encourage social engagement, and build social abilities in older teens and young women with disabilities.
FGN is not a drop-in program. Group size ranges from 4-6 participants, carefully screened for interests and compatibility. We are grateful to the peer volunteers from the community are part of our team.
Therapeutically Applied Role Playing Games (TARPGs)
I am SO excited to be working with GametoGrow.org, beta testing their TARPG Critical Core, which should be available to the public in the Fall of 2021. Critical Core uses the format of RPGs (DnD is probably the best known RPG) to target 5 Core Capacities: regulation, collaboration, planning, perspective and pretend play. I've been using this game (currently there are 2 adventures, each with around 15 scenes) with 3 of my social learning groups. I have been absolutely AMAZED at how much the students are engaged and working!
I am also in the first cohort for certification in the Game to Grow Methodology. This has opened up my practice to a whole new format for social learning work - I can't say enough about it! If you are interested in the training, check out their website for more info!
Let's Talk About It
DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, WE HAVE NO DATE FOR THIS EVENT - CHECK BACK LATER!
Join Social Learning Labs and Cortica San Rafael https://www.corticacare.com as we host a discussion about sexuality and relationships in young adulthood. Karen Kaplan, will mediate conversation with a parent/family panel. This will be a frank, open forum in which parents can express their ideas, confusions, questions, and thoughts about sexuality/relationships and their children. This discussion is appropriate for parents, relatives and professionals. For this meeting, no young adults, please.
Attendees can participate in 2 ways:
-panel member: Are you willing to be on the panel and voice your thoughts? We would love to have you participate!
-non-panel member: Are you unsure about speaking about this subject or might consider asking questions or making comments as the discussion unfolds? Please understand that there will be absolutely no pressure to say anything.
Tuesday Tips - ON HOLD WHILE ANNA IS CREATING RESOURCES FOR TELETHERAPY - CHECK BACK SOON FOR NEW VIDEOS!
Every Tuesday I will be posting a short video on YouTube (also will be posted on my twitter - @anna_vagin and YouTube-Anna Vagin.) I will give YouTube recommendations with suggested activities, show you my favorite games, talk and show visual supports, and include miscellaneous info that can help our work in social cognition. Check out the episodes and "subscribe"on YouTube to be sure you don't miss any!