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Social Skills: Promoting Connections Using an Interdisciplinary Approach

Training Overview:

Register today for the live virtual training “Social Skills Programming at CARD: Promoting Connections Using an Interdisciplinary Approach,” which will be presented by Lily Barnwell, MS, OTR/L, and Lindsey Barret, MS, CCC-SLP.

This live webinar will consist of a 60-minute presentation on promoting connections through social skills programming using an interdisciplinary approach, followed by a 10-minute Q&A segment.


Educators, school administrators, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, social workers, psychologists, pediatricians,  and other allied healthcare professionals. Parents, family members, and community members are also welcome to register.


Participants will:

  • Understand the importance of recognizing individual needs, strengths, preferences regarding social interaction within a neurodiverse population.
  • Gain strategies on how to implement social skills support in a group format, including using video modeling, role play, multisensory activities, movement, self-reflection, and evidence-based curriculums.
  • Understand the benefit of using interdisciplinary leadership within social skill programming.

About the Speakers:

Lily Barnwell, MS, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist at Kennedy Krieger Institute's Center for Autism and Disorders (CARD). Lily earned her master's of science in occupational therapy from Towson University in 2016. She has worked at CARD for over 4 years providing group and individual therapy, social skills programming, and evaluations to children ages 2 -16 years old. She serves on the social skills committee and participates in multidisciplinary diagnostic teams at CARD. She has completed additional trainings in sensory integration, interoception, feeding therapy, animal-assisted therapy, motor skills, and strength-based therapy practices. Lindsey Barrett, MS, CCC-SLP, has worked at CARD for three years. Prior to her current position at CARD, she worked in a residential treatment center and day school for children with social, emotional, and behavioral needs. She is a coordinator for CARD social skills programming, runs two social skills groups for children ages 6-10, and leads diagnostic evaluations and treatment for children ages 3-18.


Contact Hanah Tanenholtz at or call (443) 923-7596.

Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) does not take responsibility for information shared in this public event. Please keep all questions general and do not disclose personal health information (PHI).

Tuesday, May 11 at 11:30am to 12:40pm

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