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LIVE VIRTUAL Autism

Strategies for Self-Regulation, Learning, and Challenging Behaviours

Nov 18 - Nov 19, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time)

Online Live Virtual

Trainer: Kathleen Rooney, M.Ed.

Price: $409.00 CAD (*early rate) $459.00 CAD (regular rate) + tax
*early rate expires October 28, 2020

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Workshop Description

This is a live virtual event using Zoom, an online meeting platform. Please check system requirements prior to registering.

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 behavioural 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

Some of the Topics Included

  • Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Different Approaches: Behavioural, Sensorimotor, Developmental, Biomedical
  • Keys to Effective Interactions
  • Strategies for Challenging Behaviours
  • Determining the Function of Behaviour
  • Mapping Out a Plan: Structures and Systems
  • Understanding Anxiety and Autism
  • How to be a Support in Self-Regulation
  • Strategies for Hyposensitivity and Hypersensitivity
  • Physical Self-Regulation Strategies
  • Emotional Awareness and Self-Regulation
  • Best Practices and Strategies for Learning
  • Choosing Effective Learning Goals
  • Special Considerations for Higher-Functioning Individuals

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

Presentation, video, case study exercises, experiential practice, personal reflection, 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
  • Describe steps for assessment, emotion identification, and replacement skills
  • List 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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About the Trainer

Kathleen Rooney, M.Ed.

Portrait of Kathleen Rooney, M.Ed.

Kathleen holds a Master of Education degree and is a Special Needs Educator with a private clinical practice. She specializes in working with children with autism and various developmental disabilities and their families, acting as an advocate and life coach for members of the autistic community. Kathleen has developed effective cognitive and neurodevelopmental strategies to assist those with autism to better understand the world and their own experiences by achieving greater control of their thoughts, perceptions, and actions. She believes that treating oneself and others with kindness and being mindful of developmental, physiological, emotional, social, and spiritual needs helps individuals develop better insights into their actions and reactions. As a trainer, Kathleen excels at helping participants make connections to course content by sharing a variety of real-life experiences.

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Venue

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Autism Live Virtual (early rate expires 10-28-20)
Live Virtual - November 18-19, 2020; 9am-4pm Central Time
$459.00 CAD $409.00 CAD

Terms & Conditions

Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled seven or more days prior to the workshop/live stream are refundable, minus a $50.00 administrative fee. Alternatively, you may receive a credit to attend a future training. Cancellations less than seven days prior to the workshop are non-refundable. If at any time you are unable to take part in the event, 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.

We reserve the right to cancel an event due to unforeseen circumstances or under-enrolment. Liability is limited to a refund of workshop/live-stream fees only.

You Will Receive

Login details approximately seven days prior the live stream date, as well as a PDF e-manual and workshop certificate.

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Concerns and Grievances

If concerns arise at any time throughout the registration process, please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199, or email [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 in order 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: There are six continuing education credits earned for each day of training. For example, a one-day workshop earns six continuing education hours, while a two-day workshop earns 12 hours. A certificate will be awarded upon the completion of the workshop.
See our Continuing Education Credits page for more information.