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Caregiver Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI)

This workshop is intended for family members and caregivers who would like to enhance their skills in managing crisis situations, and learn about de-escalation techniques. Participants will be provided with […]

Everyone Learns Differently: Strategies to Bridge the Gap Between Learning and Teaching

This 2 ½-hour workshop introduces the various learning styles used by those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and strategies to support teaching a wide range of skills such as visual supports, prompting, and motivation.  This workshop is intended for parents/caregivers and professionals supporting persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Getting the Message Across: Understanding Receptive and Expressive Communication

This 2 ½-hour workshop will provide parents, caregivers and professionals supporting persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) information about communication differences in persons with ASD and strategies to support functional communication.  The workshop will explore ways persons with ASD receive and express information through spoken language, augmentative communication systems, gestures, and visual supports.

Beyond Friendship: Understanding the Social World

This 2 ½-hour workshop provides parents, caregivers and professionals working with persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder strategies and tools to help persons with ASD understand the expected social skills to form meaningful relationships.  More than simply making friends, the social world is full of “unwritten rules” and non-verbal communication that can be confusing for persons with ASD to understand.  This workshop will explore social interaction characteristics related to ASD, and how context may impact success in social relationships.

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Beyond the Diagnosis – Foundational Family Service

This 2 ½ -hour workshop teaches parents and caregivers strategies and tools to help their children and youth understand their diagnosis, using a strengths-based approach.   Explaining and answering questions related to a diagnosis may be a lifelong discussion, and difficult to navigate. Autism Spectrum Disorder: Beyond the Diagnosis incorporates the research of Dr. Peter Vermeulen, related to helping persons with ASD understand themselves and their respective diagnosis. Dr. Peter Vermeulen is an author, lecture and consultant in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Fundamentals of Autism Spectrum Disorder

This workshop is geared towards parents and caregivers, and community members, interested in learning more about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Common characteristics of ASD, possible strengths, needs, learning styles and […]

It Happens for a Reason: The Meaning Behind Behaviour

It Happens for a Reason: The Meaning Behind Behaviour In this 3-part learning series, participants will leave with a foundational understanding about the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) or […]