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Autism Conference

Posted February 8, 2019

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Friday, February 8 - Saturday, February 9
8:45 am - 4:00 pm

Marriott Vancouver Airport Hotel,
7571 Westminster Highway

  • Autism Awareness Centre Inc.
  • 1-866-724-2224
  • $175 - $315

Friday, February 8th – Ruth Aspy – Positive Strategies for Supporting Self-Regulation

This presentation provides information on how to identify when characteristics of ASD are interfering with self-regulation. A range of strategies for supporting regulation and building self-regulation skills will be discussed.

Saturday, February 9th – Elisa Gagnon – Special Interests and Kindness: Evidence Based Practice 2.0

This workshop is for teachers, support personnel, therapists and families who work with and live with children and youth with ASD, emotional disorders and related disabilities. The emphasis is on understanding underlying characteristics and creating an environment that focuses on strengths, interests, kindness and mindfulness rather than consequences and punishment. Participants will leave with practical ideas and pro-active strategies that can be immediately implemented and will benefit all children and youth.

During this session, participants will also have the opportunity to practice creating and using the Power Card Strategy, a research based strategy that focuses on using a child’s special interest to modify behavior, teach expected social skills and enhance the relationship between children with ASD and the adults who work with them and care for them.

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