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Autism – Strategies for Self-Regulation, Learning and Challenging Behaviours

Nov 01 - Nov 02, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)

Price: $ 445.00 (regular rate)

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Best Western Plus Airport

Trainer: Kalyn Falk, MA

Kalyn Falk, Trainer with CTRI

About the trainer

Kalyn Falk, MA

Kalyn is a gifted facilitator who brings a wealth of knowledge to her training from both her professional background and from her experience raising her 16-year old with profound autism. In university she majored in developmental studies, psychology and conflict resolution studies. Throughout the last fifteen years, Kalyn has worked with schools, government agencies and health care organizations to increase awareness and understanding of autism as an educational consultant, trainer and parent. She published her first book, Mother of the Year and Other Elusive Awards: Misadventures in Autism, in 2013. Kalyn teaches CTRI workshops related to autism and wellness strategies for caregivers. As a facilitator, Kalyn is a warm and engaging speaker who incorporates experiential learning into her presentations.

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Working with individuals who have autism can be a very meaningful experience, but it is not without its challenges. With recent reports indicating that an increasing number of individuals are on the autism spectrum, a greater number of care providers are encountering individuals with autism as part of their work and life. While every person with autism is unique, many face similar challenges. The primary focus of this workshop is to provide practical strategies for working with high need individuals around self-regulation, learning practices and challenging behaviours. Participants will review a behavioral framework to provide effective strategies for each of these areas, which they will be able to adapt to their own specific environment and context.

Please note: This workshop is not providing training for clinical therapy - the aim of the workshop is to provide practical strategies for a wide range of helpers who support high need individuals with autism.

About This Workshop

Workshop Outline

 Day 1
  • Definitions and Overview
  • Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Levels of Functioning
  • Hypo vs. Hyper Sensitivity
  • Keys to Effective Interactions
  • Different Approaches: Behavioural, Sensorimotor, Developmental
  • Determining the Function of Behaviour
  • Dealing with Challenging Behaviours
  • Case Study Reviews
Day 2
  • Anxiety and Autism
  • Teaching Emotional Awareness and Self-Regulation
  • Self-Regulation Strategies: Breathing, Mental Focus, Body Awareness
  • Making Abstract Ideas Concrete
  • Best Practices and Strategies for Learning
  • Choosing Effective Learning Goals
  • Breaking Down the Task
  • Strategies for Success
  • Setting Objective Criteria
  • Planning for Your Context
  • Case Study Reviews

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for school personnel, social service and health care professionals, counsellors, parents and anyone seeking a better understanding of autism.

Method of Delivery

Lecture, video, case study exercises and small group discussions

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Have a basic understanding of behavioural principles.
  • Understand how to identify the function of challenging behaviours.
  • Identify best approaches for a variety of challenging behaviours.
  • Apply assessment, emotion identification, and replacement skills training as well as cognitive strategies for working with anxiety in individuals with autism.
  • Create a learning plan with clear goals, appropriate task breakdown structure, and objective criteria.

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November 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am
November 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
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Kalyn Falk, MA


Winnipeg, Manitoba – Best Western Plus Airport
1715 Wellington Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0G1 Canada
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Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled 7 or more days prior to the workshop are refundable, minus a $50.00 administrative fee. Alternatively you may receive a credit to attend a future training. Cancellations less than 7 days prior to the workshop are non-refundable. If at any time you are unable to attend, you are welcome to transfer your registration to another individual at no extra cost. In this case, please notify CTRI of the name of the alternate person who will be attending.

We reserve the right to cancel workshops due to unforeseen circumstances or under-enrolment. Liability is limited to a refund of workshop fees only. Please make travel arrangements with this in mind.

Limited Seating

Register Early! To better facilitate group interaction, seating is limited.

Children and unregistered guests are not permitted in the meeting rooms.

You Will Receive

A spiral bound training manual and workshop certificate as well as morning and afternoon refreshments. Participants are on their own for lunch from noon to 1:00 PM, unless otherwise stated above. For livestream participants, you will receive a pdf copy of the manual.

Group Registration Instructions

To register a group for a workshop, register for selected workshop, then once in shoppping cart, add quanitity of participants and provide names of all participants.

Concerns and Grievances

If concerns arise throughout your interaction with the CTRI office or our workshop please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199 or [email protected].

Special Accommodations
for Disabilities

Please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199 or [email protected] to discuss any special needs or accommodations you may require to have a positive learning experience.

Continuing Education Credit

While many associations and licensing bodies accept CTRI workshops for continuing education credits, questions about approval should be directed to the specific association or licensing body for which you are requesting the credits. Credit hours: A two day workshops earns 12 continuing education hours and a one day workshop earns 6 hours. A certificate will be awarded upon the completion of the workshop.

The following associations have formally approved our workshops:

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

Alberta College of Social Workers
*Category A Competency Credit

Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA Canada)

Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada

Canadian Assessment, Vocational Evaluation & Work Adjustment Society (CAVEWAS)

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