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Art of Friendship Seminar: Mind the GAP: Teaching Teens to Handle Unstructured Social Situations by Developing Conversation Skills

Hosted by the Art of Friendship.

A FREE live workshop empowering parents, educators, and professionals to help children socialize, cope, and thrive. In-person AND virtual remote attendance options.

Neurodiverse children report that unstructured times like lunch, recess, transitions between activities, and waiting periods to be anxiety-provoking and socially challenging. They may feel shy or anxious and withdraw, fumble awkwardly, or behave impulsively and sometimes annoy others.

It’s HARD to engage in the neurotypical world with all its unwritten expectations, relaxed rules, and less adult supervision and guidance. The solution? Let’s reframe these gaps in structure as social opportunities to Get Attention Positively. Form a plan of action with a set of behavior guidelines and use play and conversation skills to make positive social connections.

CEC’s are not available for this event. Free of charge but by registration/RSVP only. Email candice@childandfamilyarttherapycenter.com to register for the in-person event. 

Presenter Mike Fogel is a board-certified art therapist and licensed professional counselor who treats a wide range of childhood emotional-behavioral challenges. Since 1995, Mike cultivated a specialty treating neuro-diverse children with autism, ADHD, and learning differences. 

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, May 17, 2024, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm


Paoli, PA

250 W. Lancaster Avenue, Suite 255
Paoli, PA 19301