2580 Hilyard St
Eugene, OR 97405
Making Connections: Friendships, Work Relationships, Dating – Adults, with Cortney Brummond
Winter Term 2021: November 9 – December 14, no classes during Thanksgiving week.
Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00pm for 5 sessions at the Hilyard center.
This class is designed to teach people how to better understand themselves and others, and result in improved connections with the social world. Our social world is complex, and learning to navigate relationships can be overwhelming. Participants can expect to learn more about how to use verbal and non-verbal communication to foster healthy friendships and understand how our relationships change over time. Topics include navigating conversational skills, problem solving, and perspective taking to improve participation in work, home and community. Concepts such as flirting and dating are also explored to develop social competencies for a deeper connections as they learn how to express themselves openly, act safely in relationships, and consider healthy ways to navigate the dating scene.
This training will include group discussions, group activities, and self-reflection activities for participants to engage in on their own time.
Special Scholarship for this Term only – The application is HERE to read, print and mail, but it’s faster to simply answer the questions in an email to STiLE@kindtree.org, or even by phone message to 541-525-6651 or 541-780-6950. Class size is limited…
$90.30 per 5 week Session or Agency Rate
More about Cortney Brummond
Cortney Brummond is a certified Speech Language Pathologist, M.S. CCC-SLP, who has dedicated her career to improving the lives of those at risk or experiencing communication challenges. She is the owner of the private practice Speak Out Services and, as a veteran SLP, she has spent the past decade advocating for systemic changes in the education sector to promote understanding of communication development, strengthening the foundation for lifelong learning. She believes that investing in communication is, not only a necessity, but a human right for our communities, families, and children to live productive and enriching lives.
As an ally of the Autistic Community, Speak Out Services recently began offering ASD-ating: therapeutic supports intended to facilitate development of communication skills necessary in establishing deeper connections with a loving partner; along with expression of gender identities or sexual orientations, all within the safe, personal boundaries of individuals on the Autism Spectrum. Advocacy and services related to focusing on Autistic females as an exceptionally unique group is a focal point of Speak Out’s mission.