Mike’s Crush: Flirting vs Stalking, Teaching DVD
by Nancy Nowell MPA MEd CSE
Designed especially for families and individuals on the autism spectrum. Mike’s Crush includes the Mike’s Crush DVD, the only video and curriculum that teaches essential adolescent relationship skills to students with Autism, Asperger’s and intellectual disabilities. An easy-to-use booklet is also included.
- Teaches safe and healthy friend, girlfriend, and boyfriend relationship skills to middle and high school students.
- Videos demonstrate the difference between a crush and stalking.
Mike’s Crush teaches safe relationship skills.
The unwritten rules of adolescent relationships make it hard for teens with ASD and intellectual disabilities to fit in.
These middle and high school students want friends, boyfriends and girlfriends just like their peers. When students make social mistakes they can alienate their peers or even break school rules and laws.
Using role-play and video modeling, Mike’s Crush teaches the difference between a crush and stalking.
Lessons are designed for students who have a wide range of abilities from students with limited verbal skills to students taking honors classes.
Teacher tested in over 25 classrooms
The only social skills curriculum designed around professionally made videos
- Appearance matters
- Understanding relationships
- Reading body language
- Starting a conversation
- Getting to know someone
- Rules and laws
- What a healthy relationship look like
- Ring-bound Booklet: 112 pages
Publisher: Social Signals LLC
Who is Nancy Nowell?
Nancy Nowell MPA MEd CSE
Certified Sexuality Educator
Over the course of Ms. Nowell’s career she has worked with people who have disabilities of all ages; from infants through adults, in both residential and school settings, with families and self-advocates. In recent years she became concerned with the high rate of sexual assault experienced by all people with disabilities and learned how few resources were available.After graduating with a degree in Human Sexuality Education from Widener University in 2002 she obtained additional training in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), victims of sexual assault, consent, problematic and sexual offending behavior.
Each of these areas requires a specialized knowledge and skills when working with people who have learning or intellectual disabilities, or are on the autism spectrum. She founded Social Signals to develop educational materials designed that provide a structured, specialized approach to common adolescent and young adult relationship issues.
Ms. Nowell’s Training and Experience
- Over 35 years working with children, adolescents, and adults who are on the autism spectrum or have intellectual disabilities.
- Masters Degree in Human Sexuality Education
- Certified Sexuality Educator
- Currently teaching in 25 classrooms across the Philadelphia area
- Nine years teaching middle and high school students who have autism, Asperger’s, and intellectual disabilities about; puberty, boundaries, relationships, understanding your body, sexual abuse risk reduction, relationship rules and laws.
- 2007 Emerging Professional Award from the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) and the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.