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Tony Attwood's Strategies to Improve Social Understanding and Friendship Skills

Hi all,

This is my first blog post on AC. I feel like I haven't blogged anywhere in ages so I may be a bit rusty. For my first post, I want to share an interesting video that I found called "Making Friends - Strategies to Improve Social Understanding and Friendship Skills."

The video presentation is by Tony Attwood. In the video, he "explains the four stages in the development of friendship and strategies to encourage the development of friendship skills and social integration from children as young as three years to young adults. The activities can be applied in the classroom, playground and at home" (YouTube).

The video goes into quite a bit of detail and is nearly 3 hours long. So you might want to get comfy and grab some popcorn for this one. I thought it was well worth the watch, though. Even though it's geared more towards children and young adults, it also offers some insightful information for adults.

I learned a lot from this and I hope to implement some of these strategies in my own life. As someone who is undiagnosed but convinced I am on the spectrum, I trying to learn as much about ASD as I can, and Tony Attwood's material seems to be a great starting point.


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