We’re here for you during COVID-19, providing information and resources like we always have for the past 17 years. Let us know how we can help.
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Autism Awareness Centre hosts conferences across Canada and the UK, while ensuring books, articles and resource supports are readily available to all communities keeping parents and professionals on the cutting edge of new information. Autism Awareness Centre is leading the way because we “believe in change”.
Featuring Ruth Fidlar – This Webinar recording will only be available for purchase until October 31
This webinar will provide an overview of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) as one of the autism spectrum profiles. It will go on to give a brief introduction to Collaborative Approaches to Learning to support children and young people with PDA.
Thursday, October 22, 2020 – 10 am – 11 am (Mountain Time)
Featuring Brenda Smith Myles
This course provides you with increased understanding and knowledge of autism spectrum disorder as well as simple and effective practical strategies for helping children with ASD feel safe, accepted and competent. Covering a variety of areas including anxiety and stress, challenging behaviors, stretching comfort zones, social competence, and learning.
Thursday, November 5, 2020 – 10 am – 11 am (Mountain Time)
With Lauren Kerstein’s presentation, attendees will learn how to identify characteristics of anxiety in their child or adolescent. Participants will receive concrete, practical strategies for increasing emotion regulation skills in individuals with autism spectrum disorders. These strategies will apply to home, community, and school settings.
Thursday, November 19, 2020 – 10 am – 11 am (Mountain Time)
Featuring Bo Hejlskov Elvén
Working with or parenting an autistic person often involves episodes of challenging behaviour. If can be anything from refusing to do what you want the person to do to self harm and hitting, biting and screaming. Often we manage that by using force or coercion, which is both counter productive and out right dangerous. This webinar proposes a model of working with challenging behaviour that emphasizes three consecutive phases.
Featuring Kelly Mahler – This Webinar recording will only be available for purchase until October 16
Research indicates that interoception has an important influence on many aspects of life including self-regulation and positive mental health, therefore it should be an important part of the supports we use with all learners, especially in the midst of a pandemic. This 3-hour session will provide multiple evidence-based strategies for the assessment and enhancement of interoception in a variety of learners.
Purchase this instructional video recorded from our webinar with Elizabeth Sautter which focuses on how to empower parents to embrace teachable moments through everyday routines and activities to boost their social, emotional, and executive function.
This webinar defines executive function (EF) and discusses how EF challenges are manifested. Emphasizing the importance of effective time management in learner success, Carol Burmeister will provide time management strategies that can be used for a wide variety of learners.
Welcome to Maureen Bennie’s and Autism Awareness Centre’s webinar on strategies and tips for being at home during COVID-19! Agenda: – Welcome and Introductions – How things have changed – 10 Things We Can Do – Resources – Question and Answers – Closing Remarks
Purchase this instructional video recorded from the extremely popular webinar with Kelly Mahler where she defines interoception; discusses the impact it has on behavior, regulation, and mental health; and provides a few interoception-building strategies that can be used for a wide variety of learners.
Conferences and workshops provided by the Autism Awareness Centre (AACI) are designed to provide all parents and professionals with up-to-date and relevant information, and resources and skills that can be immediately implemented into the care and training of those who have autism or other related disabilities.
Have you ever experienced challenging behavior like a meltdown, hostility, anger, or aggression when supporting a person with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? Did the incident seem to come out of the...
We offer a comprehensive list of autism related resources, links, and tools for Canada, the United States, the UK, and beyond. Click a region to view an extensive listing of autism resources and organizations to help you navigate pervasive development disorders (PDD), and ASD.
The health and safety of our autism community and beyond is at the forefront for Autism Awareness Centre Inc. For the first time in our 17 years as a company, we had to cancel our April conferences in Ottawa, ON and Halifax, NS. Gatherings for any purpose must not take place during this global response to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a result of these recent events, Autism Awareness Centre Inc. (AACI) has been hard hit. Conferences, trainings and sales from our bookstore are what keep us going as we operate with no sponsorship, funding or grants of any kind. There are small things you can do to help us keep going and continue the global work that we do.
We are taking steps to offer new ways of learning. For example, we have launched a series of inexpensive E-books with more to come. We will offer webinars in the near future to support on-going development and education for families and professionals.
If you need any resources, we have a wide selection of products in our bookstore. The proceeds from the bookstore go directly back into AACI operations. We are continuing to process orders quickly and efficiently. Please order from us if you need something.
When we can offer our conferences and trainings again, please support them by attending. We will continue to offer a wide variety of topic and world class speakers at our conferences across Canada.
Thank you for your kind words of support during this difficult time for all of us. I am still here writing, answering your e-mails, and posting important information on our Facebook page. If you need any help, I will continue to do my best to find answers for you. Stay safe and stay well in these uncertain times we are facing.