ASD095 - Building Social Skills/Relationships

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Semester
School
Last revision date 2017-05-29 00:26:06.291
Last review date 2017-07-17 00:15:01.349


Subject Title
Building Social Skills/Relationships

Subject Description
Students will be introduced to the many social challenges adolescenents and adults with ASD experience. Students will learn approaches and strategies used to assist and build social skills and relationships. Topics will include: peer support, making friends, sustaining a relationship and sexuality.

Credit Status
One credit toward Working with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder Recognition of Achievement Certificate Adolescence and Adults Stream

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Explain the social challenges experienced by adults/adolescents with ASD.

2. Provide approaches and strategies that can be used to assist and build social skills and healthy relationships.

3. Discuss sexuality with reference to sexual safety and social issues.

4. Understand the importance of making friends and peer support.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prerequisite(s)
None.

Topic Outline
    Social challenges

    Peer support

    Making friends

    Sustaining a relationship

    Approaches and strategies to build social skills and healthy relationships
    Social issues related to sexuality: circles of comfort, personal space, good touch/bad touch, bathroom and locker room independence and reporting past events

Mode of Instruction
This workshop will be delivered via lecture, small and large group discussions, class exercises and readings.

Prescribed Texts
Handouts

Reference Material
None.

Required Supplies
None.

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+90%  to  100%
A80%  to  89%
B+75%  to  79%
B70%  to  74%
C+65%  to  69%
C60%  to  64%
D+55%  to  59%
D50%  to  54%
F0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXCExcellent
SATSatisfactory
UNSATUnsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Modes of Evaluation
An assignment to be handed in within a week of attending the workshop will be given out to receive a SAT or UNSAT grade.         

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