School aged children from Kindergarten to Grade 12
About the Event
This two-day workshop will focus 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.
Topics covered will include:
Day 1 (Thursday)
- 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
Day 2 (Friday)
- 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
Richard Stock, Ph.D., BCBA-D 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. He has extensive clinical experience. Since 1999 he has provided behavioral/educational consultative services to children and youth with ASD and other developmental disabilities in home, school and community settings. His scholarly and clinical interests include: ABA, behavioural intervention, knowledge dissemination and inter-disciplinary collaboration, and the application of ABA to education and environmental sustainability. He also teaches graduate courses in ABA as an Assistant Professor at the University of Western Ontario and Adjunct Faculty at UBC.
Morning break (light snacks will be served)
Lunch (bring or buy your own)
Afternoon break (light snacks will be served)
Parents, Para-Pros & Students
Early Bird Rate ends
June 14th, 2017
Regular Rate ends
August 16th, 2017
Late Rate begins
August 17th, 2017
ACT's Bursary Program
ACT fundraises to provide bursaries for low-income participants and/or those travelling from outside their home regions to an event. ACT only provides bursaries prior to registration. You are welcome to call or email ACT's office (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. ACT provided over $27,000 in bursaries in 2016 and gratefully accepts donations to our bursary fund to allow us to provide a greater level of support. Donate to our bursary fund. Learn more about how to register using the ACT event bursary program.
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.
Parking is expensive downtown, however this venue is very accessible by public transit. Contact Translink for directions and schedules for the West Coast Express, Skytrain, Seabus and bus routes.