Packed with resources, videos, and thoughtful activities, this course is designed for neurodivergent adults who want to learn more about making friends.

Learn what friendship is, where to find friends, how to be a good friend, and how to set boundaries within your friendships.  You will also learn about being authentic, the role of social media in connection, and much much more.

Start finding close friends who care 

This is a long course which we offer as a self-directed resource - to consume of it what you will. There are lessons and activities covering a range of topics. The course will take a number of weeks to complete, if you were to engage with all the materials fully. However, we recommend you select the areas you want to learn and pace yourself accordingly.

6 Chapters covering extensive knowledge for making and keeping friends!

Why Do This Course?

  • Equips you with the tools for meaningful friendships

  • Covers topics you really want to know

  • Gives relevant strategies to find and keep friends

  • Easy-to-understand language

  • Written by Neurodivergents, just like you

What you will learn

Introduction. Explore the theory and history of attachment and learn why it matters in the ways we connect with others. Do a quiz to uncover your attachment style!

Chapter 1. Start friendship awareness by defining the relationship and reflecting on how children make friends. Discover what aspects of friendship matter most to you.

Chapter 2. Jump into the practicalities of friendship by exploring Conversation Starters, where to meet new people and how to engage them.

Chapter 3. Reflect on who you are and how your personality impacts your ability to connect. Explore aspects of your 'shadow self' to see what parts within your psyche might impact others.

Chapter 4. Uncover the importance of setting boundaries in friendships, asserting yourself and advocating for your own needs.

Chapter 5. Take some time to think about the people in your life that are "toxic" or not benefiting you. This chapter helps you identify and 'remove' negative influences from your life and friendship circles.

Chapter 6. Consider your relationships online and how social media impacts friendship. Learn about 'ghosting' and 'unfriending'.

Course curriculum

Lesson Specifics...

  1. 02
    • Hello and Welcome!

    • Learn how to use your student dashboard

    • How to Maximize your Learning

  2. 03
    • Appendix A: Icons for Learning

    • Appendix B1: Accessibility Support

    • Appendix B2: Accessibility for Wellness

    • Appendix C: Feeling Words

    • Appendix D: Conversation Starters (What to say and why!)

  3. 04
    • Video: Do You Really Need Friends?

    • Reasons to Connect

    • The History of Friends

    • What is Attachment and Why Care?

    • **Inclusion Notes**

    • Quiz: What Attachment Style Are You? (Activity)

    • Understanding Your Attachment Style

    • Attachment Remedies

    • References for Introduction

  4. 05
    • Neurodiverse Connections

    • Friendship Struggles and Feelings

    • Childhood Friends (Activity)

    • Childhood Friendships

    • Video: Friendship Soup

    • Friendship Soup (Activity)

    • The Origins of Friendship

    • Friendship can cross barriers

    • Video: Groupthink and Conformity

    • Sameness or Seperation?

    • References for Chapter 1

  5. 06
    • Breaking the Ice

    • Goodness of Friends

    • My Friendships (Activity)

    • The Plight Without Friends

    • Reach Out (Activity)

    • Alone vs. Lonely

    • Why its Hard to Make Friends

    • Video: You are Contagious | Vanessa Van Edwards | TEDxLondon

    • Where to Make New Friends

    • Video: 5 Ways to Make Friends When You're Socially Awkward

    • And Here's How to Do it...

    • References for Chapter 2

  6. 07
    • Being Authentic

    • Disclosing Neurodiversity to New Friends

    • Disclosing Truths (Activity)

    • Liars Do Not Trust Anyone

    • My Dark Side (Activity)

    • Video: Jordan Peterson on Integrating Your Shadow Self

    • Opposing Self Concepts

    • My Dark Side - Part 2 (Activity)

    • Conform or Be Yourself?

    • **Inclusion Notes**

    • Quiz: Which Ennegram Type are you? (Activity)

    • Making the Effort to Know "YOU"

    • **Trigger Warning**

    • Video: Finding The Courage to Be Yourself

    • Being Myself, Authentically (Activity)

    • References for Chapter 3

  7. 08
    • Boundaries in Friendship

    • **Trigger Warning**

    • Video: The Magic Art of Not Giving a F*ck | TEDx

    • Weak Boundaries?

    • Expectations & Needs (Activity)

    • Making Sense of Friendship Boundaries

    • What if a Boundary is Crossed?

    • How Communication Helps

    • Assertive Communication in Friendship (Activity)

    • What if the Conflict Continues?

    • References for Chapter 4

  8. 09
    • Reassessing Friendships

    • Video: Why Can't We Be Friends?

    • Letting Go

    • An Act of Letting Go (Activity)

    • Toxicity in Relationships

    • Quiz: Do you have a Toxic Friend/ Family? (Activity)

    • Time to Move Forward

    • References for Chapter 5

  9. 10
    • Virtual Connections

    • Social Media Reflections (Activity)

    • Friending/ Unfriending

    • Ghosting, Haunting and Disconnect

    • Are you Being Ghosted?

    • Who Ghosts, and Why?

    • ***Inclusion Warning***

    • Video: The Proper Response to Ghosting

    • Other Challenges Online

    • How to Cope on Social Media

    • References for Chapter 6

  10. 11
    • More resources for you

    • Before you go...

    • Good Wishes to you!

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