RSVP to John Pratt Memorial Lecture

Ivy Street School invites you to attend the John Pratt Memorial Lecture

Michelle Garcia Winner
M.A., CCC-SLP, author and founder of Social Thinking,
specializing in the treatment of individuals with social learning challenges

What Does It Mean to Teach Social Competencies?

Introducing concepts for teaching the Social Thinking Methodology

Introduction by
Ron Suskind
Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist, best selling author of Life, Animated

Thursday, September 20, 2018

6:00 Registration and Reception
7:00 Program

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
455 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02142
Admission is FREE. Seating is limited to 130 attendees.

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Please join us at the Whitehead Institute in Cambridge for a lecture by Michelle Garcia Winner, M,A., CCC-SLP, author and Congressional-award winning speech-language pathologist who specializes in treating students who are experiencing social and communications challenges.

Michelle is the founder and CEO of Social Thinking®, a company dedicated to helping individuals from four through adulthood develop their social competencies to meet their personal social goals. Michelle coined the term "Social Thinking" in the mid-1990s and since that time has created numerous unique treatment frameworks and curricula that help educators, clinicians, professionals of all types, and parents/family members appreciate that social capabilities are integral to a person's success in life, socially, academically, and professionally.

She was featured as a Social Thinking therapist in the 2016 Sundance Premiere Documentary; Life, Animated, based on Ron Suskind's book of the same name. She was honored with a "Congressional Special Recognition Award" in 2008.

The John Pratt Memorial Fund and Lecture is dedicated to facilitating the impact of research on practices at the school in order to improve student outcomes. John Pratt served as Associate Director of the Whitehead Institute for 25 years. He was also a member of the MAB Board of Directors and cared deeply about the work that MAB and Ivy Street School do to help young people with special needs develop the skills they need to transition into successful lives as adults. John would be delighted to have this as part of his legacy.

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