Social Interaction Group Network for students with Autism (SIGNA)
The University of Maryland's Social Interaction Group Network for students with Autism (UMD SIGNA) was developed for UMD college students who want to understand others, express themselves and navigate academic & campus life in better ways without losing their individuality.
What is SIGNA's purpose? -To help SIGNA members gain comfort and confidence with interpersonal interactions -To teach SIGNA members conversational and self-advocacy skills -To help SIGNA members identify and work on executive functioning skills that support personal, academic and professional success -To work collaboratively with the SIGNA members to develop their own personal goals -To offer more opportunities for SIGNA members to make friends who will appreciate their diversity and individuality
What are some of the things SIGNA members will learn? -conversational skills -listening skills -interviewing skills -making and keeping friends -interpreting tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language -navigating campus life and the professional world