Classes and Workshops
SPARC offers unique classes that combine and accent our need to belong, thrive, and follow our soul’s purpose. Keep checking back as we add more classes for organizations, companies, and social groups!
These classes vary with the audience, but the main goal is to introduce autism to those new to its world. Whether you have a recently diagnosed family member, or are being introduced to clients on the spectrum, this interactive and multi-styled training can show you what autism is, what it is like, and the various therapeutic approaches used to make lives change for the better. Both trainings are regularly updated with new information or research findings, and can be tailored to the age level.
Autism: The Experience
This class focuses on introducing participants to the world of autism. What it is, its highlighted symptoms, and video experiences of those on the spectrum are included in this training. The goal is to promote neurodiversity, and to build the empathy of those who may not understand the condition, but want to learn. Presentation handouts (with references for further learning) and a Q&A with the presenter round out this training, which can range from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on the needs of the audience. This training in particular can be tailored for children and teenagers to help introduce them to autistic peers’ experiences and build empathy.
Slightly different from The Experience, this training highlights the various therapeutic approaches to autism and current research on the subject. The goal of this training is to gain both empathy and professional knowledge of autism. This training also includes an interactive exercise to experience the sensory distractions for an autistic person in a classroom (of any age). Presentation handouts with references and a Q&A with the presenter are including in this training. The training usually lasts about an hour, but can be adjusted with the needs of the group. This training works best with about 10-15 participants.
These workshops are at the heart of this practice: to discover and uncover your passions and life’s purpose. Everyone is born with a gift, and we want to help you identify it. Pulling from psychological theories (such as Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence) and spiritual dynamics (the concept of Divine purpose), the workshops are specialized for a wide variety of audiences and participants. For interactive purposes, it is recommended that a maximum of 12 participants attend for adult classes, and 8 participants for children, teenagers, and those of any age on the autism spectrum. The classes are tailored to the age demographics of the participants.
Find Your Intelligence
This is the first class of the series. This interactive workshop takes the concepts of soul purpose and multiple intelligence and combines them into a tangible map of your innate and spirit-given gifts. The goal of the class is to uncover your three strongest areas of multiple intelligence, how they manifest themselves in your life, and how they are being used (or not used) in your everyday experiences. Handouts about the multiple intelligence theory and its various types are included, along with a Q&A. The training is about 1.5 hours long, and works best with about 12 participants.
Use Your Intelligence
This is the second class of the series. The FYI class is a prerequisite for this one. This workshop builds upon the revelations of the first class to help participants chart a path to utilize their multiple intelligences in ways that best benefit them, improve their career goals, and achieve more happiness in their everyday lives. This is also a participation class that involves group work and analysis, with a variety of other MIs. This training includes post-workshop recommendations for each participant and a Q&A. This training is about 1.5 hours long, and is best with about 10-12 participants.
NOTE: These classes can be given at a individual or small group basis periodically, though the group interaction is a key element of the classes. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on any of the classes, and keep checking back for upcoming ones!