Social Spectrum: Social Skills for High-Functioning Autism

Learn how to become a socially stand-up person while on the autistic spectrum.
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  • Lectures 12
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

People with high-functioning autism often struggle with social situations. Though they are able to quickly learn subjects that interest them, reading people is a separate challenge made worse by the fact that many people do not treat social skill as actual skills, but instead as something you either get or you don't. It doesn't have to be this way. In this 12-part video course, professional mentalist and speaker Alexander Vornoff, who is on the spectrum himself, will teach students the basics in approaching people, having conversations, and reading non-verbal communication in order to set them on the road to becoming a socially stand-up person. Along with the video lectures are several challenges to get you out into the world and practicing what you've just learned. All you need is the will to make it happen!

What are the requirements?

  • No extra material needed. Just play the videos and take the challenges.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Approach people with confidence and positivity.
  • Hold conversations with friends, acquaintances and strangers.
  • Read nonverbal communication signals like body language.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is a guide to the basics of navigating social situations for people with high-functioning autism aged 15 and older.
  • If you are on the autistic spectrum and have trouble in social situations or don't know what to do or say when meeting new people, this course will help you take your first steps to becoming more sociable.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: The Basics

Learn how to approach people and start conversations. Receive your first challenge!


How to make a great impression on people and never give a boring answer to a question ever again.


How to ask the questions that keep a conversation moving.


When to stop talking and why.

Section 2: Nonverbal Communication

The importance of eye contact in conversation.


Reading body language in groups.


Reading body language in individuals.

Section 3: Social Navigation

Avoiding and coping with awkward situations in conversation when they come up.


The social benefits of learning an instrument.


Being a socially stand-up person with your co-workers and colleagues.


Being a socially stand-up person with your bosses and supervisors.


A primer in the basics of comedy, telling jokes, and using humor in conversation.

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Instructor Biography

Alexander Vornoff, Mentalist and Speaker

Alexander Vornoff is a professional mentalist and speaker since 2007. At an early age he was diagnosed with high-functioning autism, ADHD and depression and has since worked hard to overcome these challenges. He now seeks out new experiences to share them with the rest of the world.

Alexander is a member of the Toastmasters and an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church. When not performing, he posts vlogs on YouTube about his own journeys to learn new skills and improve himself.

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