Visit with the Enabling Good Lives Waikato Demonstration (Ministry of Social Development)

A conversation with Kelly Woolston and Nicolina Newcombe from Enabling Good Lives Waikato was very fruitful in uncovering new knowledge. One really good way to help some people with Aspergers' syndrome with their social skills is to facilitate the first meetings with a new person. It is important for people in social care to understand that with some people, it is enough to hand them a person's phone number and they will follow it up on their own. For some of us with Aspergers Syndrome, making initial contact is hard and part of our social phobia - so some facilitation to help with initial contact and getting to know someone will go further as we can pick up once we have met a person.