Setting the Stage for Success: Positive Behavior Support in School, Home and Community
ACT's 1st Annual PBS Conference
Friday & Saturday, October 19 & 20, 2018
SFU Downtown Campus - Harbour Centre
|For||Educators, Counsellors, Psychologists, Therapists, Parents|
|Focus||School –age children with ASD and related special|
|Autism-specific?||No – relevant across special needs|
About the Event
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Live stream: Watch and participate live from anywhere by registering for web streaming. All times are Pacific Standard Time.
This two-day conference focuses on pro-actively engaging with educators, families, and communities to “set the stage for success” by using Positive Behavior Support techniques for students with ASD and other special needs.
The focus is on providing practical information, informed by research, addressing: challenging behaviors; providing Tier 1 & 2 PBS to students with autism; involving peers to facilitate social engagement; providing culturally sensitive PBS.
- Two internationally-renowned keynote speakers: Dr. Lynn Kern Koegel and Dr. Ilene Schwartz
- Twelve presenters contributing to ten thought-provoking presentations
- Two panel discussions provide opportunities for questions for the live and online audience
- Networking lunches provide opportunities to connect and continue the conversation
- Available for web-streaming internationally, or attend in-person at SFU Harbour Centre in downtown Vancouver
- Special group rates of $75/ea for 3 or more people watching via web-streaming on the same screen - a great team-building opportunity for schools and clinics to train staff. Contact us to learn more.
- BACB-CEU's will be available for in-person attendees, provided by CIRCA, details available here.
- Bursaries for low-income registrants are available.
About the Presenter
Practical Ways to Decrease Challenging Behaviors in School, Home, and Community Settings with Dr. Lynn Kern Koegel, Stanford University, California
This presentation will discuss various intervention procedures for decreasing challenging behaviors. The emphasis will be on Positive Behavior Support evidence-based procedures that are coordinated, multi-component, and systematically implemented throughout the individual’s day.
PBS – Working Together to Support Children and Families with Dr. Ilene Schwartz, University of Washington
Supporting students with disabilities and their families takes a village. The village includes the student, their peers, family members, friends, and a variety of professionals from different disciplines. Sometimes these professionals let their disciplinary differences create barriers to providing seamless services to students and families. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss strategies that professionals can employ to work collaboratively to enhance outcomes for students with disabilities.
|Date||Parents, Para-Pros & Students||Professionals|
|Early Bird Rate ends||September 24th, 2018||$175||$200|
|Regular Rate ends||October 11th, 2018||$200||$225|
|Late Rate begins||October 12th, 2018||$250||$275|
ACT continues to offer bursaries for para-professionals and professionals, as well as parents of children with other special needs, to improve accessibility to both our live and web streamed events. Please apply early and before you register for the event. ACT provided $31,000 in bursary funding in 2017 in the form of reduced registration fees and gratefully accepts donations to our bursary fund to allow us to provide a greater level of support. Donate to ACT's bursary fund.
For more information on ACT's Bursary programs, see our Bursary FAQ page.
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. For more information on how to register, please see Workshop Registration 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.
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