Trainings & Presentations

Joel Shaul speaks nationally on techniques for working with young people with autism spectrum disorders. His specialties are:

  • How to provide appealing and effective psycho-education
  • Strategic use of visuals
  • Cognitive behavioral techniques
  • Building your organization’s social skills teaching repertoire through free, online resources.  All presentations show how to use free materials that you can use right away.

Contact him for:

  • Presentations at conferences
  • Trainings at agencies, schools or organizations

Potential audiences:

  • Educators, mental health professionals, Speech-language pathologists

Mr. Shaul’s workshops are backed up by dozens of high-quality social skills downloads from this website: social skills games, worksheets, wall displays, PowerPoints and videos that you can use immediately.

National Autism Society, Poland

Comments from reviews of Joel Shaul’s workshops

“Feedback from the approximately 100 educators present was extremely positive. Attendees were most appreciative of the practical nature of the workshop, that they left with wonderful materials that they could access immediately, the ease of listening and learning from Joel Shaul, and his honest approach and delightful sense of humor.”  ~ Mary Olson, Autism Resource Specialist, Minneapolis

Feedback from many other workshops since 2011:

“This was the most useful and helpful presentation I’ve seen in a very long time!”

“Joel did very well maintaining my attention throughout the presentation/training. His use of multiple teaching/presentation styles (video clips, songs, prizes, visual cues, etc.) were very helpful.

“I thought the entire conference was fantastic. I have already shared the information learned with the other psychologists within our organization. I plan on recommending your materials to teachers and other staff members.”

“Thank you so much for sharing all of your ideas

I thought that the information was useful and presented in a user friendly way.”

“Very creative and thoughtful presentation.”

“The conference was awesome and I learned many things. This was my favorite conference that I ever attended in all of 12 years of teaching.”

“I thought he did a great job – I’d give him an A+”

“I loved the workshop! I continue to think about it daily.”

“Your pace, visuals, and relaxed manner was just what was needed.”

“Joel kept his audience engaged and kept things moving, while at the same time creating an environment where those in attendance could feel comfortable voicing their opinions and asking questions to Joel and their peers. This was the most entertaining and most clinically relevant conference I have ever attended.”

“Joel Shaul presented lots of materials and activity ideas that can be integrated into my practice.   This was an awesome and terrific course and interesting as well.”

“Very helpful; he provided practical ideas.”

“Many activities presented that I can take and use immediately.  Thanks for all the great information.”

“Speaker presented many wonderful strategies and resources.”

“This is the best presentation I have ever attended.  Thanks for sharing all your great ideas.”

“Many ideas I can use right away.”

“Thank you for giving so many ideas and examples.  It was really helpful for me to see how to use the visuals.”

“Great new ideas.”

“I loved all your ideas.  Thank you for sharing your ideas.  You are a talented speaker.”

“Fantastic hands-on, eyes-on strategies for working with all students-not just ASD kids.”

“Thank you so much for  printables-that is going to be so helpful.”

“Lots of good ideas to take back to my classroom.”

“You inspired me to be more creative in the classroom.”

 

Recent Programs:

Sunday, December 20

Encore Support Services, Brooklyn, NY

Incorporating ATS Resources into Mental Health, Special Education and Speech Services

 

April 22 and 23,  2016

National Autism Society of Poland, Bialystok, Poland

Developing Social Skills – Practical Tools to Work with Children on the Autism Spectrum

November 30 and December 1, 2015

Education Service Center 20, San Antonio, Texas

Day 1:  A Year of Social Skills Teaching for Students with ASD

Day 2:  Simple Video Modeling / Harnessing Fantasy and Imagination in Social Skills Teaching for Students with ASD

September 25, 2015

A Year of Social Skills Activities and Games for Children with High Functioning Autism and/or Mental Health Challenges

Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indianapolis, Indiana

 November 6, 2015

Practical Strategies for Individual Therapy with  Children, Teens and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder – presentation by Rebecca Klaw and Joel Shaul

CARD Conference for ASD and Mental Health, Tampa, Florida

November 11, 2015

International Inclusion and Special Education Conference, New York City

April 2, May 15 & June 5,  2015

Educational Service Center, Region 10, Richardson, Texas

~ Making Words Visible:  Conversation Teaching Kits for Students with High Functioning Autism and Related Conditions

~ Getting Along with Others: Relationship Teaching Kits for Students with High Functional Autism

~ Managing Emotions Effectively: Emotional Regulation Teaching Kits for Students with High Functioning Autism

March 25, 2015

Social & Emotional Games & Activities for Students with ASD

Northeast Area Autism Team, Mahtomedi, Minnesota

December 4, 2014

A Year of Social Skills Activities and Games for Children With High Functioning Autism

Minnesota Regional Low Incidence Projects, Region 9, Mankato, Minnesota

To register, follow THIS LINK

May 7, 8, 9, 2014

Special Education Conference – San Francisco: Challenges and Innovations

Joel Shaul will teach on all three days of the conference.  Click HERE for details.

 

March 27, 28, 2014

  Education Service Center, San Antonio, Texas

Day 1: “Social Skills Learning for Students with High Functioning Autism: Communication and Relationships.”

Day 2: “Social Skills Learning for Students with High Functioning Autism:  Emotions and Relationships.”

February 9 and 10, 2014

Creating a Positive School Environment for Diverse Learners

Yachad Educational Support Services, Congregation Keter Torah,  Teaneck, New Jersey

1.  Making Words Visible:  Seven Conversation Teaching Kits for Children with High Functioning Autism and Related Conditions

2.  Getting Along with Others:  Seven Relationship Teaching Kits for Children with High Functioning Autism and Related Conditions

3.  Managing Emotions Effectively:  Five Emotional Regulation Teaching Kits for Children with High Functioning Autism and Related Conditions

For more details and to register for this event, click HERE

July 13, 2013

44th Autism Society National Conference and Exhibition  (two 90-minute presentations)

David L. Lawrence Convention Center

1.  Fantasy Enthrallment In Children With High Functioning Autism: Manifestations and Practice Considerations

2.  Making Talking Visible: Six Conversation Kits For Speech, Mental Health and Teaching

August 5, 2013

Orange Osceola Autism Summer Institute, Orlando, Florida

A Year of Social Skills and Emotional Regulation Activities and Games for Children with ASD

for more details and to register, click HERE

March 6, 7 and 9,  2013

Rehab Seminars Special Education Conference, Seattle, Washington

March 6: Full-day workshop - “A Year of Social Skills Games and Activities for Children with High-Functioning Autism”

March 7: Full-day workshop“Harnessing Fantasy and Fascination to Promote Social Skills Learning in Children with High-Functioning Autism”

March 8: Full-day workshop – “Integrating Cognitive-Behavioral Principles into Classroom, Counseling and Speech Therapy with Children on the Autism Spectrum”

To view conference description visit:  http://rehabseminars.org/

November 29, 2012:

New Social Skills Interventions for Counseling, Classroom and Home

Sandler Training, Sewickley, PA

December 10, 2012:

New Social Skills Interventions for Counseling, Classroom and Home

Sandler Training, Sewickley, PA   *To register,  go to http://rebeccaklaw.com/events.html

January 11 and 12, 2013:

20th Annual CARD Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida

January 11: “A Year of New Social Skills Activities and Games for Students with Asperger’s Syndrome”

January 12:  “Strategic Use of Visuals and Levity to Promote Social and Emotional Skills in Young People with Asperger’s and other Autism Spectrum Disorders”

http://card-usf.fmhi.usf.edu/CARD2013/

Nov. 4, 2011

Full day workshop: “Strategic Use of Visuals and Levity to promote Social and Emotional Skills in Young People with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.”

  • Hosted by Autism Services by Rebecca Klaw.
  • DoubleTree Pittsburgh / Monroeville Convention Center

For more information and to register, click here.

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Full day workshop: Counseling Children and Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Rebecca Klaw, MS, MEd and Joel Shaul, LCSW
  • Greene County Educational Service Center, Yellow Springs, OH

For more information, contact dholderman@co.greene.oh.us

PEPSA Tenth Annual Autism Summer Institute, Tampa, Fla.

July 27, 2011

  • Session I: “Strategic Use of Visuals and Levity to promote Social and Emotional Skills in Young People with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome”
  • Session II: “Strategic Use of Visuals and Levity to promote Reciprocal Communication Skills in Young People with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome”

CLICK HERE for information.

Rehab Seminars, Seattle, Washington

March 10-11, 2011

 

“Visuals, Games and Activities to Promote Reciprocal Communication for Young People with High Functioning Autism”

“Visuals, Games and Activities to Promote Emotional Awareness and Prosocial Behavior for Young People with High Functioning Autism”