Monthly Archives: June 2019

New video: Integrating ABA Methods in Schools: Supporting School-Age Children 

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Richard Stock

Integrating ABA Methods in Schools: Supporting School-Age Children 

Richard Stock, PhD, BCBA-D,
Capilano University

This workshop focuses on using Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) methods to support students with autism from Kindergarten to Grade 12; in particular, those who are moderately to severely impacted by their autism.

While many educators are familiar with early behavioral intervention using discrete trial teaching, the science of ABA has much more to offer teachers who are responsible for the education of students with autism and related disorders. This workshop aims to expand your conceptualization of ABA in ways that are practical in the regular classroom.

Dr. Richard Stock is one of B.C.’s most respected Behavior Analysts. He is highly regarded both as a teacher and a collaborative member of inter-disciplinary intervention teams. Dr. Stock has been on faculty in the ABA – Autism Department at Capilano University since 2009 and co-ordinator of the program since 2013.

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Topics covered include:

  • Creating high quality Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
  • Review of BC Ministry of Education IEP standards
  • Introduction to the 4 core elements of IEPs
  • Instruction and guided practice in developing quality IEP long-term and short-term goals
  • Collecting practical and useful data as a necessary component of IEPs
  • Addressing problem behavior
  • Introduction to 6 types of consequences and how they affect problem behaviours
  • Introduction to the (4) functions of problem behavior and functional assessment
  • Introduction to the Competing Pathways Diagram and the structure of positive behavior support plans
  • Practical classroom strategies for everyday use

Thanks to funding from the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration (CIRCA) at the University of British Columbia, ACT is able to provide this edited version of Integrating ABA Methods in Schools: Supporting School-Age Children.

New Video! Visual Support Strategies presented by Dr. Brenda Fossett, BCBA-D

 

The latest addition to Autism Videos @ ACT

Visual Support Strategies for Individuals with ASD

Brenda Fossett, PhD, BCBA-D,
Capilano University

Looking for a way to improve your parenting or teaching skills this summer? This two day workshop presented by Dr. Brenda Fossett has been edited by ACT into an online video available free! Whether you use visual support strategies now, or are looking to integrate them into your tool box, this is an essential resource for those supporting children, youth and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities who have communication challenges.

Dr. Fossett demonstrates how visual strategies can be used 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.

Dr. Brenda Fossett 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.

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Dr. Fossett’s comprehensive guide to visual support strategies is broken down into categorized sections, allowing you to quickly find the information you need:


Thanks to funding from the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration (CIRCA) at the University of British Columbia, ACT is able to provide this edited version of Picturing Success: Visual Support Strategies for Individuals with ASD.


Save $25 when you register for Social Stories with Carol Gray by Friday evening!

Presented in collaboration with Surrey Schools and the
Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD)

Social Stories 10.2 with Carol Gray Thursday & Friday, August 15 & 16, 2019 Surrey, BC & Web Streaming Live Last chance for early-bird rate this Friday In-person seats are limited!

Carol Gray

Founder and Innovator, Social Stories Satellite Schools and Services, and Carol’s Club, Michigan, USA

Join ACT for this terrific two day workshop and discover why Carol Gray, the innovator of Social Stories, has earned the respect of the international autism community. An insightful presenter, Carol Gray inspires us to rethink how to support those with social-communication challenges.

Research has demonstrated that a Social Stories approach, when used properly, can play an essential role in enhancing communication and bringing down anxiety among individuals with ASD. They are very useful in reducing challenging behaviors which are often provoked by confusion and fear of the unknown on the part of the individual with ASD.

This Social Stories 10.2 workshop, led by Carol Gray, will devote two full days to the art and science of Social Stories, with the focus on practicing skills and learning the many new strategies developed in recent years.

Join us at the Surrey School District Education Centre or via live web-streaming, from anywhere in B.C. or Alberta, to polish your Social Stories skills, learn new techniques, or discover the versatility of this instructional strategy for the first time. No previous experience of Social Stories is required.

Register before June 14th to save $25!

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School District staff please contact ACT to check whether your district has a special rate for this event.

Web streaming live to BC & Alberta

ACT’s web streaming is LIVE online video broadcasts, in real time, of autism training events. Visit our web streaming page to find future events with Carol Gray and Sarah Ward, and find details on how your school, organization, or group can receive discounted rates.

Web streaming discounts for schools & groups

Cost-effective training solutions for school districts and agencies

Is your school district, agency or community group looking for a low cost way to make excellent, practical training, featuring internationally respected speakers, available to your teams with reduced fees and without the cost of travel? Join us at our live events! All you need is a comfortable venue, good internet connection, big screen, and a sound system.

ACT uses a professional film crew, streaming high-quality video and sound along with a live-chat your registrants can use to ask speakers questions.

Groups of registrants watch together on one screen and pay a reduced registration fee. ACT sends all registrants links to the handout and the password for the web stream to the organizer.

Contact info@actcommunity.ca to arrange for your group’s web stream registration today! Visit the web streaming page for more details.

Bursaries for web streaming

Bursaries for those most in need, including para-professionals, parents who have children with special needs, and adults with ASD are available for web streaming, to the best of our financial ability.

For information on how to apply for an ACT bursary, please visit the Bursaries FAQ page

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