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, Vancouver, BC & Web Streaming!

Early Bird rate ends September 24th, 2018
Setting the Stage for Success: Positive Behavior Support in School, Home and Community

You can also register by calling us or mail our print form (pdf)

Level Intermediate/Advanced
For Educators, Counsellors, Psychologists, Therapists, Parents
Focus School –age children with ASD and related special
Autism-specific? No – relevant across special needs
Co-sponsored by

Sponsored by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism (CIRCA) at the University of British Columbia

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About the Event

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.

Conference highlights

  • 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 shortly.
  • Bursaries for low-income registrants are available.

See all presentation details, presenter bios, and the full schedule

About the Presenter

Keynotes:

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.

Workshop Schedule

Friday, October 19th, 2018

8:00am
Registration
Coffee & tea served
8:45am
SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1900 - Fletcher Challenge Theatre
Welcoming remarks and introduction
8:45am - 9:00am
Joseph Lucyshyn, PhD, BCBA-D, University of British Columbia

Session 1: Keynote (9:00am-10:45am)

9:00am
Lynn Kern Koegel, PhD, CCC-SLP, Clinical Professor, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford University, California
10:45am
Morning Break
Refreshments served

Session 2: 11:00am-12:15pm

11:00am
Richard Stock, PhD, BCBA-D , Capilano University
12:15pm
Room 1400 - Segal Centre
Networking Lunch
Boxed Lunch & Coffee Provided
12:15pm - 1:00pm

Session 3: PBS in Schools (1:00pm-3:30pm)

1:00pm
1:40pm
Peer Mediated Pivotal Response Treatment
Ainsley Boudreau, PhD, R.Psych.
2:20pm
Victoria Knight, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education, University of British Columbia
3:00pm
Discussion & Question period for Session 3: PBS in Schools
Discussion will be led by Nathan Ngieng, Director of Instruction for Learning Support Services with the Abbotsford School District, who has been active in school-wide Positive Behavioral Intervention & Support throughout BC for the past decade.

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

8:00am
Registration
Coffee & tea served
8:45am
SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1900 - Fletcher Challenge Theatre
Welcoming remarks and introduction
8:45am - 9:00am
Pat Mirenda, PhD, BCBA-D

Session 1: Keynote (9:00am-10:45am)

9:00am
Ilene Schwartz, PhD, BCBA-D, Professor and Chair, Special Education, University of Washington
10:45am
Morning Break
Refreshments served

Session 2 (11:00 – 12:15) - Introduction and Facilitation by Richard Stock, PhD, BCBA-D, Capilano University

11:00am
Pat Mirenda, PhD, BCBA-D, Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education, University of British Columbia
12:15pm
Room 1400 - Segal Centre
Networking Lunch
Boxed Lunch & Coffee Provided
12:15pm - 1:00pm

Session 3 (1:00pm-3:30pm)

1:00pm
Joseph Lucyshyn, PhD, BCBA-D, Associate Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education, UBC
2:15pm
Mariko Tachi, MEd, BCBA; Parbs Bains, MEd, BCBA; Noreen Dunn, MEd, BCBA

Cost/Funding

Lunch included

Date Parents, Para-Pros & Students Professionals
Early Bird Rate ends September 24th, 2018 $175 $200
Regular Rate ends October 5th, 2018 $200 $225
Late Rate begins October 6th, 2018 $250 $275

Bursaries

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.

Autism Funding

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.

Workshop Location

SFU Downtown Campus - Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC & Web Streaming!

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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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