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Workshops, Seminars and Specialty Modules

We also offer afternoon and evening workshops, seminars and specialty modules that are open to the public.  They are taught by our top-notch instructional staff with the same care and respect for individual choice found in our regular 3LPlace modular learning.

For more information, please email Katie Wilson. 

To register for any of these learning opportunities, go here.

Current offerings include:

Healthy Relationships

Adulting

 

Healthy Relationships

(Weekly series runs from from 3 to 4 p.m. on Mondays, beginning Jan. 25, 2021.) 

Facilitators: 3LPlace Clinical Director Meghan Montgomery and Elana Himmelfarb, principal writer of the 3LPlace Curriculum

Description: Maybe you’ve caught a few episodes of the critically acclaimed “Love on the Spectrum” on Netflix and are wondering how to get started. Or, maybe you (or they) have questions about how to stay safe in relationships of all sorts.

For the first time, 3LPlace is making our relationship experts available to both 3LPlace members and non-members alike in a three-part series, “Healthy Relationships."

The course unpacks the issues surrounding relationships, self-advocacy, and sexuality for people with autism and other developmental challenges, in a relaxed distance learning format.

The order of the three eight-week live series is carefully designed along developmental lines. “We take it slow and are very cautious,” Montgomery said.  Because we take a developmental approach, we'll check in with all potential participants. If a participant isn't ready for the next part, they can skip it and repeat whichever series fits best, when that makes sense.

Part 1: All Relationships

Part 2: Self-Advocacy in Relationships

Part 3: Understanding Sexuality

Folks who complete all three parts are eligible to join our weekly open format group for ongoing discussion about relationships..

The cost for each eight-week part of the series is $400. Private funds or DDS funding (pending DDS approval) may be used to pay for the workshop.

 

REGISTER HERE FOR HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

 

Adulting

(Twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. beginning Jan. 25, 2021.)

Description: Integrating joy, movement and mindfulness, 3LPlace’s new Adulting Module offers a highly individualized curriculum in which participants identify and create a sustainable personal routine.

We're talking about the skills that everybody needs to live as independently as possible. But, taught in a way that won't make it seem like so much work.

People who participate will leave the class positioned to continue the routine they’ve chosen, and to adapt it to small and larger changes in circumstances.

“Adulting” begins Monday, January 25, and continues twice a week for eight weeks on Zoom. Each meeting is two hours, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. The course offers a staffing ratio of between 3:1 and 4:1.

Because of the small student-to-staff ratio, instructors will be able to meet with each participant individually for coaching and to review the goals of each routine. The beginning of the class is structured to allow time to get to know each member of the class, and their learning style. During the first week, we set aside time to generate ideas and a wish list for adulting information, and then tailor the module towards the most relevant and requested skills.

Session by session, we look at a wide array of aspects that encompass a daily routine, including but not limited to:

  • Creating a daily schedule (alarms, reminders, etc.)
  • Personal hygiene: Teeth-brushing, showering, shaving, etc. 
  • Meal-prepping: Finding recipes, gathering ingredients, putting the meal/snack together, and cleaning-up
  • Monitoring and managing screen time, etc.

The module alternates the weekly focus from evening to morning routines, considering the skills that fall within each time of day. The participants themselves largely decide which skills we look at up close.

Participants engage in tracking a particular adulting skill each week as we create and build checklists. Learning continues both in and out of the virtual classroom, with a level of accountability and collaboration for each participant to begin establishing helpful and meaningful routines.

The last half hour of each session will cover stress management, which represents an important part of being an adult. “Adulting” can be exhausting and challenging as well as rewarding, so we’ll provide strategies for handling the tougher times.

The cost for the eight-week module is $1,120; class size will be limited to eight participants. Private funds or DDS funding (pending DDS approval) may be used to pay for the workshop.

REGISTER HERE FOR ADULTING MODULE