Picturing Success: Visual Support Strategies for Individuals with ASD
Friday & Saturday, October 20 & 21, 2017
Brenda Fossett, PhD, BCBA-D
SFU Harbour Centre
Vancouver , BC
|For||Parents; para-professionals; professionals|
|Approach||Visual support strategies|
|Focus||Across the lifespan|
About the Event
Visual support strategies have been used to successfully support children, youth and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities for decades. Many are familiar with the use of visual schedules, but there are many ways in which visual support strategies can be used. These supports have been demonstrated to increase independent functioning, teach specific skills, improve environmental awareness, teach rules and social expectations, reduce problem behavior and so much more! There is a large body of research to support the use of these strategies with children, youth, and adults in home, school, community and employment settings.
This two-day session will focus on the use of visual support strategies to meet the needs of children, youth, and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Topics covered will include:
• Determining the right type of visuals for a specific individual
• Selecting specific visual support strategies to address specific needs or skills
• Strategies for effectively implementing visual support strategies in a variety of contexts
About the Presenter
Dr. Brenda Fossett, BCBA-D, is an inspired teacher who is widely admired for her ability to convey complex concepts to those who work with children and adults with special needs, whether they are educational professionals or parent. Dr. Fossett has been on faculty in the Applied Behavior Analysis - Autism Department at Capilano University since 2013. Prior to that she was Assistant Professor (Special Education) in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta. She is also a certified teacher of the deaf, as well as being a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Dr. Fossett has extensive clinical experience providing behavioral/educational consultative services to children with ASD, deafness, and other developmental disabilities in home, school, and community settings. Her scholarly and clinical interests include: applied behavior analysis, the implementation of positive behavior support in home and school settings, and educational interventions for deaf children with developmental disabilities. For more information on Dr. Fossett see www.capilanou.ca/abaa/diploma-post-bac/Faculty/.
|Date||Parents, Para-Pros & Students||Professionals|
|Early Bird Rate ends||September 13th, 2017||$175||$200|
|Regular Rate ends||October 11th, 2017||$225||$250|
|Late Rate begins||October 12th, 2017||$275||$300|
ACT's Bursary Program
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New MCFD-funded Event Bursaries for Parents of Children with ASD
MCFD has provided ACT with funding for a bursary program for parents and caregivers of children with autism to attend ACT events at reduced registration rates until March 31, 2018. Seats will be filled on a first come, first registered basis. Each parent is eligible to receive one in-person event bursary up until March 31, 2018. Additional bursaries are available to register for web streamed events. Learn more about how to register using the MCFD event bursary program.
Parents who receive Autism Funding may use 20% of the total for equipment, books, training and travel costs. ACT's live events are considered eligible expenses by the Autism Funding Branch. More information on using Autism Funding.
SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1900 - Fletcher Challenge Theatre
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver , BC
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|10:15||-||10:30||Break (coffee and light snacks will be provided)|
|12:00||-||1:00||Lunch (bring or buy your own)|
|2:15||-||2:30||Break (coffee and light snacks will be provided)|