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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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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!

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.
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What Will I Learn?
Approach people with confidence and positivity.
Hold conversations with friends, acquaintances and strangers.
Read nonverbal communication signals like body language.
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  • No extra material needed. Just play the videos and take the challenges.
Curriculum For This Course
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The Basics
4 Lectures 13:53

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

Preview 04:07

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

Preview 04:20

How to ask the questions that keep a conversation moving.

Preview 02:42

When to stop talking and why.

Silent Treatment
Nonverbal Communication
3 Lectures 11:35

The importance of eye contact in conversation.

Eye Contact

Reading body language in groups.

Body Language, Part I

Reading body language in individuals.

Body Language, Part II
Social Navigation
5 Lectures 20:25

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

Awkward Situations

The social benefits of learning an instrument.

Learn an Instrument

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

Socializing at Work, Part I

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

Socializing at Work, Part II

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

Being Funny
About the Instructor
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24 Students
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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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