2021 Program Details
Please note our What’s the Buzz? (ages 12-15) program has completed for 2021. The next offering of the program will be in 2022. Contact email@example.com or 0455 888 154 to express interest and receive updates.
‘What’s the Buzz?’ (for ages 12-15) is a social and emotional skills training program created in 2019 to help older children on the Autism Spectrum improve social connections and navigate social situations. The program follows on from the highly successful ‘What’s the Buzz?’ (for ages 5-8) and ‘What’s the Buzz’ (for ages 9-11) which Gold Foundation has run for many years.
Gold Foundation delivers ‘What’s the Buzz?’ through direct teaching, role-play, and fun in the context of an encouraging small group led by two skilled Facilitators.
The lesson schedule is presented below:
- Lesson 1; The ins and outs of friendships
- Lesson 2; What is a friend?
- Lesson 3; Switching on positivity
- Lesson 4; Wellbeing and social media
- Lesson 5; Empathy
- Lesson 6; Resilience
- Lesson 7; Dealing with disappointment (loss and grief)
- Lesson 8; Handling anxiety
- Lesson 9; Responding to dominating behaviours
- Lesson 10; Being hurt, trolled or abused online
- Lesson 11; Maintaining relationships; feedback and compliments
- Lesson 12; Effective Listening
- Lesson 13; Competition, winning and losing
- Lesson 14; Charity; acts of kindness
- Lesson 15; Perseverance
- Lesson 16; Self-identity
You can find more information on the content of the program here
If you are interested in this program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0455 888 154.
What’s the Buzz? is written by Mark LeMessurier & Madhavi Nawana Parker.