Halifax, NS – April 7 & 8, 2017

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Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
1515 South Park Street Halifax, NS

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

Friday, April 7

Brenda Smith Myles

Simple Strategies for the Academic, Behavior, and Social/Emotional Success of Individuals with High-Functioning ASD

Saturday, April 8

Bo Hejlskov Elvén

Self Control and Challenging Behaviour: The Why’s and What’s of Behaviour Management in Autism

Conference Description

Friday, April 7

Brenda Smith Myles

Simple Strategies for the Academic, Behavior, and Social/Emotional Success of Individuals with High-Functioning ASD

Children and students with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (HFA) have great potential, but all too often their abilities are not realized. This session will briefly highlight the neurology of autism that impacts learning, academic performance, behavior and social/emotional development of learners with HFA in common terms. Evidence-based strategies that match ASD neurology that can be implemented across settings will be described. Emphasis will be placed on a model of practical interventions that have great utility for those who support individuals with HFA.

At the end of the session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Describe the neurology of autism spectrum disorder
  2. Identify evidence-based strategies that can be used in home, school, and community
  3. Describe a method to ensure that interventions are implemented consistently

Brenda Smith Myles, a consultant with the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) and the Ziggurat Group, is the recipient of the Autism Society of America’s Outstanding Professional Award, the Princeton Fellowship Award, and the Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Developmental Disabilities Burton Blatt Humanitarian Award. Brenda has made over 1000 presentations all over the world and written more than 200 articles and books on ASD. In addition, she served as the co-chair of the National ASD Teacher Standards Committee; was on the National Institute of Mental Health’s Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee’s Strategic Planning Consortium; and collaborated with the National Professional Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders, National Autism Center, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services who identified evidenced based practices for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and served as Project Director for the Texas Autism Resource Guide for Teachers (TARGET). Myles is also on the executive boards of several organizations, including the Scientific Council of the Organization for Autism Research (SCORE) and ASTEP – Asperger Syndrome Training and Education Program. Further, in the latest survey conducted by the University of Texas, she was acknowledged as the second most productive applied researcher in ASD in the world.

Saturday, April 8

Bo Hejlskov Elvén

Self Control and Challenging Behaviour: The Why’s and What’s of Behaviour Management in Autism

Most challenging behaviour consists of strategies in order to maintain self control. By acknowledging that, we can change our view on behaviour and our behaviour management methods. Good behaviour management supports the person’s self control instead of controlling the person with autism. This talk will emphasize both theoretical and hands on aspects of behaviour management.

Bo Hejlskov Elvén is a clinical psychologist based in Sweden. His work with guidance and lecturing concern managing challenging behavior. Bo’s field is care and special education, mainly concerning children and adults with developmental disabilities such as autism, Asperger´s syndrome, ADHD or intellectual disabilities. Bo also works in the psychiatric field and in juvenile correction facilities.

The basis of Bo’s methods is developmental neuropsychology, stress and affect theory. The methods are part of an increasing knowledge base in the tradition often named the Low Arousal Approach

Tentative Daily Schedule

Friday, April 7

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

Saturday, April 8

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

Registration

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THIS CONFERENCE IS March 22, 2017

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THIS CONFERENCE IS March 30, 2017

Professional Rates

BEFORE March 22, 2017 AFTER March 22, 2017
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, 2017 AFTER March 22, 2017
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

Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
1515 South Park Street
Halifax, NS B3J 2L2
Tel: (902) 423-5130 or 1-800-565-2020
Fax: (902) 491-6148
Web Reservations: www.lordnelsonhotel.com

Room rates per night before applicable taxes:
Classic Room – $143.00

Each additional adult in the same room is an extra $30.00.

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

Room reservations must be made by March 6, 2017 in order to receive the Autism Awareness Centre conference rate. Phone 902-423-5130 or 1-800-565-2020, Fax 902-491-6113. Callers must mention the group name Autism Awareness Centre Conference to ensure they receive the appropriate rate and are included in the guest room block.

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, 2017. There will be a $50 administration fee applied to all cancellations until March 22, 2017. No refunds will be given after March 22, 2017.

Parking

$24.00 per night plus tax for registered hotel guests.

Bookstore

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

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Autism Awareness Centre Inc.

To Register by Phone or Email
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Maureen Bennie:

Phone: 403-640-2710
Toll Free: 1-866-724-2224
maureen.aaci@shaw.ca

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Maureen Bennie:

Phone: 403-640-2710
maureen.aaci@shaw.ca

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