Early Bird!

Halifax, NS – April 6 & 7, 2018

Registration

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Delta Hotel Halifax, 1990 Barrington Street, Scotia Square, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Learn practical skills that can be immediately implemented into existing curriculum and training programs, at home or in school!

Friday, April 6

Amy Buie

Rage to Reason: Behavioral Intervention for the Treatment of Explosive Behavior 
in Children with Emotional Disorders

Saturday, April 7

Kerry Mataya

Talk with Me: Teaching and Developing Conversation Skills - A Step-by-Step Framework

Conference Description

Friday, April 6

Amy Buie

Rage to Reason: Behavioral Intervention for the Treatment of Explosive Behavior 
in Children with Emotional Disorders

Rage to Reason is a new workshop for teachers, professionals, and parents who work with and support children and adolescents with Emotional Disorders who exhibit explosive behavior. This behavior often occurs when asked to follow a direction, do school work, or are told “no”. The training includes an understanding of the deficits that cause explosive behavior and teaches professionals/parents to work with students to follow directions without refusals and meltdowns; Rage to Reason also teaches both social and coping skills.

This workshop is designed for those children who have average to above average cognitive skills and some ability to reason and understand problem solving. These children may have a diagnosis of Bipolar, ODD, ADHD, Anxiety Disorder, OCD, Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), DMDD, PTSD, Autism Spectrum and other Emotional Disorders; although students may not have a diagnosis—just explosive.

Amy Buie, MEd, BCBA, LBA, has over 25 years of experience working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. She is the CEO of Learning Momentum, an agency specializing in the treatment of children with emotional disorders who have challenging behavior. She is also the founder and organizational consultant for The Center for Autism Education, a not-for-profit agency working with both children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Amy teaches course work at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in the field of Autism and Behavior Studies. She presents at workshops and conferences across the Midwest. She is the author of Behavior Mapping, Teaching Appropriate Behavior to Children with Autism and Related Disorders and Rage to Reason. Her area of expertise is teaching reinforcement based strategies and working children in both the school and home setting who have significantly challenging and explosive behavior due to an emotional disorder or anxiety.

Saturday, April 7

Kerry Mataya

Talk with Me: Teaching and Developing Conversation Skills - A Step-by-Step Framework

Have you ever wondered if your child or student with HF-ASD will ever make progress with conversation skills? The answer is yes. The truth is that poor conversation skills impact so much more than participation in a social skills group. A student with poor awareness or timing can throw off an entire classroom discussion or instruction because of his blurting out. The difficulty that students with HF-ASD face with discerning relevant versus irrelevant information carries over into reading comprehension and conversation. All of these things improve by working on conversation skills.

During this session, you will learn the key elements and steps for teaching conversational balance and fluency. Talk with Me has been utilized with hundreds of individuals with HF-ASD across all ages in Alabama and replicated by service providers across the United States. This program is suitable for learners ages 5 to adult. Although the program’s target audience is individuals with average to above average intelligence, the program has been helpful for many students in the classroom who are struggling with conversational reciprocity. That is, the learners have the expressive language ability, but are too shy to talk or say the wrong thing at the wrong time.

Kerry Mataya is the creator and visionary behind Bridgeway Services providing intervention based services including school consultations, summer camps, after-school social groups, and individualized programming for high functioning individuals with ASD. With a Master’s in Education with emphasis in Autism and Asperger Syndrome from the University of Kansas, Mrs. Mataya holds many contracts with school systems for individualized teaching, social skills programming, executive functioning skill development, behavior support, and academic support. Most recently, Mrs. Mataya authored Successful Problem-Solving for High-Functioning Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Talk with Me. Mrs. Mataya has presented at numerous conferences and workshops around the United States. She is also involved with Asperger Connection, a small non-profit organization that provides funding to improve the quality of life for high functioning individuals with ASD.

Tentative Daily Schedule

Friday, April 6

Registration 7:30 am – 8:45 am
Opening Remarks 8:45 am – 9:00 am
Amy Buie
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Refreshment Break 10:30 am – 10:45 am
Amy Buie 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch on Own 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Amy Buie 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Refreshment Break 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Amy Buie 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Saturday, April 7

Registration 8:00 am – 8:45 am
Opening Remarks 8:45 am – 9:00 am
Kerry Mataya 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Refreshment Break 10:30 am – 10:45 am
Kerry Mataya 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch on Own 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Kerry Mataya 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Refreshment Break 2:30 pm – 2:45pm
Kerry Mataya 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Registration

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THIS CONFERENCE IS March 22, 2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THIS CONFERENCE IS March 29, 2018

Professional Rates

BEFORE March 22, 2018 AFTER March 22, 2018
2 Days
$315.00 + $47.25 HST = $362.25 $345.00 + $51.75 HST = $396.75
1 Day Only $240.00 + $36.00 HST = $276.00 $270.00 + $40.50 HST = $310.50

Parent/Para-Professional Rates

BEFORE March 22, 2018 AFTER March 22, 2018
2 Days $265.00 + $39.75 HST = $304.75 $295.00 + $44.25 HST = $339.25
1 Day Only
$165.00 + $24.75 HST = $189.75 $195.00 + $29.25 HST = $224.25

Registration Includes

Sessions, session materials, refreshment breaks. If you do not receive a confirmation 7 business days prior to the conference please contact Autism Awareness Centre. Registrations received after the deadline may not be sent a confirmation before the conference.

General Information

Conference Location

Delta Hotel Halifax
1990 Barrington Street, Scotia Square
Halifax, NS
B3J 1P2

Room rates per night before applicable taxes:
Standard Room 1 Queen or 1 King – $139
Standard Room 2 Double Beds – $139

All rates are subject to applicable taxes (2% Marketing Levy & 15% HST).

Book your group rate for Autism Awareness Centre, Inc

Room reservations must be made by March 6, 2018 in order to receive the Autism Awareness Centre conference rate. Reservations can also be made through Marriott Reservations at 1 (800) 268-1133, please reference Delta Hotels Halifax and Autism Awareness Centre, Inc.

Certificates of Course Completion

Delegates will receive a certificate of course completion for 6 hours of training for each day of the conference.

Dress Code

Dress is business casual. Delegates are reminded that the room may be chilly at times and are encouraged to wear a sweater.

Meals, Refreshment Breaks

Delegates are on their own for lunch. Refreshment breaks will be served in the mid-morning and mid-afternoon.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be in writing and received prior to March 22, 2018. There will be a $50 administration fee applied to all cancellations until March 22, 2018. No refunds will be given after March 22, 2018.

Bookstore

The Autism Awareness Centre Bookstore will be open throughout the conference.

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Autism Awareness Centre Inc.

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Phone: 403-640-2710
Toll Free: 1-866-724-2224
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