Join us for the 10th annual Autism Education Conference – May 6, 2016

Tuesday | 02.16.16

The 10th Annual Autism Education Conference (AEC)

Acting Social Presents: Yes, And! Using Improv to Improve Social Synchronicity

Robin Fox and Dr. Barbara Hughes

This year’s AEC brings you an all-day interactive workshop with Robin Fox and Dr. Barbara Hughes. Great opportunity for educators, service providers, and caregivers alike.



When: Friday May 6th, 2016 from 8-3pm

Where: Langley’s Great Neck Country Club (Waterford, CT)

Lunch will be provided

To register, see our event flyer at Constant Contact!


Learn how to use theater-based intervention strategies to improve outcomes for individuals on the spectrum. Recent studies have shown that children with autism “can see big gains in socialization, communication, and other skills by learning to perform on stage…” (read more). Learn activities, tips, and exercises that you can use in school, at home, or in the community.

Presenter’s Bios:

Robin Fox is an award-winning educator with a wide scope of experience in both the education and entertainment worlds. She has worked in private and public schools, K-12, as a special educator, trainer, and video production teacher for over thirty-six years. She is a founding and current member of a professional improvisational comedy troupe, Comedy on Demand. Her focus lately has been incorporating Social Thinking® and improv exercises into her private therapy practice in Clinton. She also works in the public schools as a consultant, conducting improv Social Thinking groups, and leading professional development programs.
Robin has written, and been awarded, multiple grants in the six-figure range to fund her educational projects. She has a B.A. in Psychology, a Master’s in Education, and a 6th year in Broadcast Media and Writing. She is listed in the Directory of Clinical Trainees on the Social Thinking website after completing a clinical training with Michele Garcia Winner and her staff in San Jose, centering on assessment.
Dr. Barbara L. Hughes is a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist with her doctorate in education in counseling from The College of William and Mary. She has over 28 years of experience in the field of psychotherapy working with diverse mental health populations. She currently specializes in working with children and adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NVLD) along with coexisting anxiety and depression. She works with clients in her private practice seeing them at the CT Center for ADHD in Middletown, CT and on location at Franklin Academy, a private boarding school for students with High Functioning Autism and NVLD in East Haddam, CT. 
She uses a variety of theories and techniques to meet each client’s needs in a supportive, interpersonal and educative style. In order to target specific problems she reviews thought, feeling, and behaviors patterns using a cognitive-behavioral approach (CBT). Barbara has been successfully incorporating Social Thinking into her practice.
She believes in a collaborative approach with the various members of a child’s“village”, from family to important professionals, all whose aim it is to help the child grow and develop in a happy healthy manner.