Picturing Success: Visual Support Strategies for Individuals with ASD

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Date/Time
Friday, October 20 - Saturday, October 21
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location
SFU Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver

Event host:
ACT - Autism Community Training

Event contact:
604-205-5467
info@actcommunity.ca

Cost: $175-$300

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

For more information and to register, visit: www.actcommunity.ca/picturing-success-visual-support-strategies-for-individuals-with-asd

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