September Autism Training Workshops

Kerry's PlaceThere are a number of workshops being offered in September through Kerry’s Place Autism Services. Spots are still available for these FREE, professional and educational workshops, so don’t miss your chance to learn something new.

Friday Sept. 12 (morning): “Make & Take to Regulate”

This workshop explains sensory principles which underly the concepts of self regulation/self control. Research shows up to 80% of children with ASD have sensory processing challenges. “Make & Take” several multi sensory activities developed and used in preschools, schools and home which help children stay calm and be ready to learn.

Date: Friday, September 12, 2014, 9am – 12:00pm
Presenter: Shirley Sutton
Location: 5 Counties Children’s Centre, 872 Dutton Rd, Peterborough
Registration: Register online here

Friday Sept. 12 (afternoon): “Adult Sensory Needs”

Modifying the environment to meet sensory needs for teens and adults with ASD can be effective. “Do it yourself” (DIY) equipment, adaptations and strategies geared to this age group will be shown. Hear about applying the latest research on sensory strategies ; what works; and experience hands-on, affordable sensory equipment.

Date: Friday, September 12, 2014, 1pm – 4:00pm
Presenter: Shirley Sutton
Location: 5 Counties Children’s Centre, 872 Dutton Rd, Peterborough
Registration: 
Register online here

Friday Sept. 19: “Adult Sensory Needs”

Modifying the environment to meet sensory needs for teens and adults with ASD can be effective. “Do it yourself” (DIY) equipment, adaptations and strategies geared to this age group will be shown. Hear about applying the latest research on sensory strategies ; what works; and experience hands-on, affordable sensory equipment.

Date: Friday, September 19, 2014, 12noon – 3:00pm
Presenter: Shirley Sutton
Location: Whitby Public Library: 405 Dundas St. W., Whitby – Room 1 A
Registration: Register online here

Saturday Sept. 27: “Social Role Valorization”

Have you ever wondered what Social Role Valorization (SRV) is all about? This one day workshop will introduce participants to the SRV theory. Social Role Valorization is a theory about the relationship between the social roles people have and the way they are treated in society. This workshop will explore the processes by which certain groups of people become devalued with society, the impact of this on their lives, what is meant by valued social roles and how promoting them can make a difference. This workshop is intended for parent/guardians and other family members, support workers and anyone who is interested in improving the life conditions of people with disabilities.

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014, 9am – 5pm
Presenter: Southern Ontario Training Group
Location: Durham Association for Family Respite Services, 850 King St, Oshawa
Registration: Register online here

Tuesday, Sept. 30: “Addressing Challenging Behaviour Issues”

This full day workshop will do more than just teach participants to manage challenging behaviours including, but not limited to, aggression, self injury, pica, stereotypic (self stimulatory) behaviours, and destruction. The emphasis in this workshop is on the identification of the function of the behaviour. Participants will learn how to conduct a functional analysis of the behaviour (not just an ABC chart), identify appropriate replacement behaviours, and teach appropriate replacement behaviours, including functional communication, in order to create meaningful behaviour change that maintains over time.

Date: Tuesday September 30, 2014, 9am – 4pm
Presenter: Sandee Lee Hillier – BEST (Behavioural Evaluation, Supervision & Training)
Location: Christian Horizons: 375 Bond St West, Oshawa
*Registration: (Seating is limited) Register online here

*Also available via video conference: Contact Tony Gougeon at: tgougeon@clhmidland.on.ca

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