Guest Speaker

Kyler Shumway

MA

Kyler Shumway, MA, is the author of The Friendship Formula, a book dedicated to helping teens and adults find friendship by being better at it. Kyler is a doctoral student in clinical psychology at George Fox University and is completing his clinical internship at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple, Texas. Kyler is a public speaker and has given main stage talks for organizations like the American Psychological Association and The Collaborative Family Healthcare Association. He is an advocate for the Autism community and a scientist whose mission is translating mental health research into something digestible for kids and families.

Day 1 – Thursday

1:30 – 3:00p.m.

Part 1 – You Belong

…together with Daniel Wendler, MA

Purpose & Objectives

To share engaging stories that motivate kids from all walks of neurodiversity towards seeking friendship. Participants will:

  • Understand how beliefs and schemas that hold autistic people in loneliness are developed
  • Identify strategies for challenging those beliefs and helping autistic individuals break out of loneliness
  • Learn articulation skills for deepening and strengthening existing friendship connections
Day 1 – Thursday

3:15 – 4:45p.m.

Part 2 – You Belong

…together with Daniel Wendler, MA

Purpose & Objectives

To share engaging stories to motivate kids from all walks of neurodiversity towards seeking friendship. Participants will learn how to:

  • Articulate skills for deepening and strengthening existing friendship connections
  • Help autistic individuals develop motivation for pursuing friendship connections
  • Help autistic individuals combat anxiety and successfully engage in social situations with confidence

Keynote Speaker

Location and Venue

Savannah Convention Center
Savannah, GA

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