Conference FAQs


You offer many different conference days. Where do we start?

It depends on your group's learning goals. If the audience is working with children in a mainstream classroom setting, start with Day A. If your group's focus is helping specific students with social relationship challenges, we recommend starting with Day C. We are happy to discuss your needs further to help you decide the best starting point.

I notice that Social Thinking offers workshops around the country and other groups put on conferences using the same speakers. What's the difference between the two?

Our company, STP, sponsors Michelle and other STTSC members at 10-12 workshops a year in the U.S. and Canada, all open to the public. STTSC members also speak for other groups who sponsor their own workshops, which may or may not be open to the public. Workshop content is the same, no matter who sponsors it. All workshops involving STTSC members are listed on our website's schedule of conferences.

Will you customize trainings to large organizations with specific needs?

Yes, our speakers are knowledgeable, flexible, and we can develop specialized trainings for your school district, parent group, corporate HR department, etc. Presentations can be open or closed to public participation.

I notice that parents and professionals usually attend the same conference. Don't they need different types of information?

Social learning is a relatively new field; it is not taught with any depth in most university programs, regardless of profession. We have found that the core Social Thinking information is relevant for both parents and professionals (regardless of years of experience). We also find it helpful for parents and professionals to learn this information together. STTSC speakers address issues from both the parent and professional point of view.

Do you have workshops on adult transition and skills needed for college, the workplace, or other adult arenas?

Yes. Some of our members are actively engaged with adults/adult issues in their clinical practice.

Do STTSC members have active caseloads?

Yes, all members are required to maintain an active clinical caseload, as well as be trained in and actively practice Social Thinking concepts and strategies. They are familiar with IEP development, education mandates, and have direct experience working in schools with students, teachers, and administrators. We are school friendly!

Are continuing education credits available?

Social Thinking has been approved to provide CEUs for SLPs, social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, counselors, nurses, and teachers (in select states) for workshops A-G. If your group is interested in providing CEUs we can guide you on arranging this for your own workshop.