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4 new AVA videos: on PBS, Financial Planning, Thriving, and Mental Health

Posted November 21, 2016

ACT is pleased to announce four new videos available through the Autism Videos @ ACT project, available for free online, on your desktop or phone, and when it’s convenient to you.

  1. Positive Behavior Support: What Parents Need to Know! Presenter: Dr. Brenda Fossett. Many families find PBS very helpful in learning how to help their children with special needs develop functional behaviors that can make a huge difference in the quality of family life and the child’s ability to be included in school and community activities. This video provides parents with an overview of PBS.
  2. Taking Control of the Future – Planning for Families with Special Needs. Presenters: Blair Dwyer and Layli Antinuk. A primary source of stress for families who have children with special needs is worrying about securing their future. This video will help families better understand planning options that are available to help secure the financial future of their children.
  3. Thriving in Youth with ASD – What Does it Take? Presenter: Dr. Jonathan Weiss. In this video, Dr. Weiss looks at how to promote positive outcomes in youth with ASD, including those with Intellectual Disability, by focusing on indicators such as happiness, satisfaction and resilience. This video includes a panel presentation with Dr. Anthony Bailey, UBC; Patrick Dwyer, student and self-advocate; Dr. Stephanie Jull, Canucks Autism Network; Dr. Rashmeen Nirmal, Sunny Hill Health Centre and Dr. David Worling, Westcoast Child Development Group.
  4. Looking Beyond Autism: Recognising Mental Health Disorders – part of our Online Mental Health and Autism Project, in collaboration with UBC Continuing Professional Development and MCFD. This session focused on heightening awareness of the high prevalence of autism across the age span and the need to recognize that autism can mask mental health concerns that require treatment from mental health professionals. Part two will be available shortly.

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