Course Code [ RM12020 ]
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!
Equips you with the tools for meaningful friendships
Covers topics you really want to know
Gives relevant strategies to find and keep friends
Written by Neurodivergents, just like you
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'.
Hello and Welcome!
Learn how to use your student dashboard
How to Maximize your Learning
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!)
Video: Do You Really Need Friends?
Reasons to Connect
The History of Friends
What is Attachment and Why Care?
Quiz: What Attachment Style Are You? (Activity)
Understanding Your Attachment Style
References for Introduction
Neurodiverse ConnectionsFREE PREVIEW
Friendship Struggles and Feelings
Childhood Friends (Activity)
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
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
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?
Quiz: Which Ennegram Type are you? (Activity)
Making the Effort to Know "YOU"
Video: Finding The Courage to Be Yourself
Being Myself, Authentically (Activity)
References for Chapter 3
Boundaries in Friendship
Video: The Magic Art of Not Giving a F*ck | TEDx
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
Video: Why Can't We Be Friends?
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
Social Media Reflections (Activity)
Ghosting, Haunting and Disconnect
Are you Being Ghosted?
Who Ghosts, and Why?
Video: The Proper Response to Ghosting
Other Challenges Online
How to Cope on Social Media
References for Chapter 6
More resources for you
Before you go...
Good Wishes to you!
Get started now
Price of the Course