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Planning for Adulthood Through Effective Education

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - Full Day Keynote Presentation with Dr. Joanne Gerenser


Joanne Gerenser

Joanne Gerenser, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Research has shown that more than half of students with autism aging out of education systems have poor outcomes as adults. Less than 30 % are employed and less than 20 % have long term personal relationships.  The funding for services for individuals with ASD aging out of schools is often extremely limited; generally a quarter of what is available prior to 21.  It is imperative that the programming for teens and young adults while in schools is guided by long term goals and preparation for adulthood. This presentation will discuss critical components of a program for adolescents and young adults with a focus on communication, independence, community access and job development.  Tools for assessing progress and supporting goal development will also be addressed in this presentation.

We are offering simultaneous translation from English to French in this session.  Please indicate when registering whether a headset for French translation is required.

Practical Applications of Applied Behaviour Analysis in the Classroom

Friday, August 24, 2018 - Concurrent Session 1

Cheryl White Adriana Karka
Cheryl White, BCaBA MACP
English Session
Adriana Karka
French Session

This intermediate training session is for educators with some experience working with students with ASD and who have not yet taken the more advanced Online Applied Behaviour Analysis Certificate Course for Educators. This session was presented at Summer Training Institute in the past. If you have taken this live in-class training in August 2016 or 2017, you do not need to take it again.

This full day session will provide an overview of how the principles of ABA are applied in the school setting. Educators will develop skills in objectively defining behaviours and identifying their function(s) as well as learning how ABA is used to teach new skills and support daily transitions. Through a multi-media presentation combining lecture, facilitated group discussions, case studies, interactive activities and the sharing of current research and technological resources, educators will come away with new knowledge about applying these principles in their everyday work with their students.

This option will be offered in English and French at the same time in two separate rooms.

Preparing Students for Successful Transition into Post-Secondary Education

Friday, August 24, 2018 – Concurrent Session 2


Tara Connolly

Tara Connolly, B.Ed, M.A., RP

This full day session will provide participants with valuable insights and practical tools to support students with ASD in preparing for the transition to post-secondary education. The content will equip participants with knowledge regarding key elements of post-secondary settings that will assist them in building robust transition plans to best prepare students for navigating post-secondary environments.

This session will also highlight important differences between high school and post-secondary settings that need to be considered when determining the content and implementation of student transition plans.  Participants will learn some concrete actions they can implement to assist students in building readiness skills for post-secondary and explore how to draw upon ABA principles to target particular skills within individualized transition plans. Resources will be identified that educators can draw upon and incorporate into their already existing programming.

Student voice and experience will be incorporated throughout the day to provide participants with important reflections on how students can best prepare themselves to manage the changing academic and social expectations, identify and access services, and thrive in their post-secondary journey.

We are offering simultaneous translation from English to French in this session.  Please indicate when registering whether a headset for French translation is required.

  • "Very informative review, good information. I'm heading back into the school year with a lot of tips and resources that I will use in the future. Thank you Geneva Centre!"