Monday, August 19 - Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Barrie, London, Ottawa, Toronto & Webinar!
Introductory training, facilitated by Geneva Centre for Autism, focuses on providing educational staff new to teaching or new to the field of ASD with teaching strategies proven effective in school settings. Over Monday, August 19 and Tuesday Aug 20, this training will explore the components of communication, social understanding, sensory processing and anxiety. The cognitive components of executive function and learning styles will also be examined and the impact that all of these components have on behaviour will be discussed. Participants will be engaged throughout the two days via group activities and a case study, and will practice developing an autism support plan based on the knowledge they will have learned.
The training designed for more advanced learners will focus on Functional Behaviour Assessments and Autism & Mental Health.
Featured on Monday, August 19 and Tuesday, August 20, the Functional Behaviour Assessment (FBA) presentation will focus on the process of conducting a Functional Behaviour Assessment and the roles and responsibilities of those involved in supporting this process for students with an ASD. The focus on FBA will support educators in teaching students new skills and decreasing challenging behaviour that interfere with the learning process. The speakers will introduce ethical considerations in the implementation of a FBA and the bio-psychosocial aspects of understanding challenging behaviours often associated with ASD.
The presentation will address students of all ages, genders and abilities and include a basic overview of Autism and the challenges it can present in educational settings, in both academic and social contexts. Participants will have the opportunity to apply their learning through facilitated activities, case studies and other interactive activities.
Participants are encouraged to enroll and attend sessions in school teams which include principals, teachers, ASD consultants, ABA expertise professionals and Educational Assistants.
As a prominent speaker in the area of Autism & Mental Health, Geneva Centre for Autism is excited to present Dr. Jonathan Weiss as the keynote on mental health issues and the impact on education and challenging behaviours on Wednesday, August 21. This session will be presented in lecture format with opportunities for participants to work through case studies and apply concepts.
Dr. Weiss will present live in Toronto, and the presentation will be webcast into Barrie, London, and Ottawa. Live translation will be available for French attendees in Toronto.