Early Bird!

Regina, SK – April 28 & 29, 2017

Registration

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Doubletree Hilton Hotel
1975 Broad St, Regina, SK S4P 1Y1

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

Friday, April 28

Brenda Smith Myles

Surviving and Preventing Meltdowns: Strategies that Reduce Anxiety While Increasing Independence and Social Competence

Saturday, April 29

Kerry Mataya

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

Conference Description

Friday, April 28

Brenda Smith Myles

Surviving and Preventing Meltdowns: Strategies that Reduce Anxiety While Increasing Independence and Social Competence

Over 50% of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience problems with self-regulation that is often term “problem behavior”. This session will (a) identify the behavior challenges of individuals with ASD, (b) the cycle of meltdowns and interventions that can be used at each of its stages, (c) the underlying characteristics and neurology that contribute to the cycle of meltdowns, and (d) interventions that can prevent with occurrence of meltdowns.

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

  1. Discuss the cycle of meltdowns and interventions that can be used at each stage
  2. Understand the neurology of meltdowns for individuals with ASD
  3. Interventions that can prevent the occurrence of meltdowns

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 29

Kerry Mataya

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

Have you ever wondered if your child or student 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 individuals with HF-ASD face with discerning relevant versus irrelevant information carries over between 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 to Me offers a comprehensive, yet simple, framework with three main steps. You will leave the session with a practical and easy-to-implement set of strategies that you can implement into your classroom or home immediately. 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.

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 is currently working on additional projects that systemize learning for students with ASD. 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 28

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 – 2:45 pm
Refreshment Break 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Brenda Smith Myles 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Saturday, April 29

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 – 2:45 pm
Refreshment Break 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Kerry Mataya 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Registration

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THIS CONFERENCE IS Wednesday, April 12, 2017

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THIS CONFERENCE IS Friday, April 21, 2017

Professional Rates

BEFORE April 12, 2017
AFTER April 12, 2017
2 Days
$315.00 + $15.75 GST = $330.75 $345.00 + $17.25 GST = $362.25
1 Day Only $230.00 + $11.50 GST = $241.50 $260.00 + $13.00 GST = $273.00

Parent/Para-Professional Rates

BEFORE April 12, 2017 AFTER April 12, 2017
2 Days $275.00 + $13.75 GST = $288.75 $305.00 + $15.25 GST = $320.25
1 Day Only
$165.00 + $8.25 GST = $173.25 $195.00 + $9.75 GST = $204.75

Registration Includes

Sessions, session materials, refreshment breaks. If you do not receive a confirmation seven 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

Doubletree Hilton Hotel
1975 Broad St, Regina, SK S4P 1Y1

Reservations
TEL: +1-306-525-6767
FAX: +1-306-352-1858

The hotel room rate is $170 per night plus applicable taxes for king bed, single or double rate. The conference rate is until March 28, 2017. Callers must identify themselves as being with the Autism Awareness Centre Conference.
· Covered parking is $12 per day, per vehicle, subject to space availability.
· Rates provided are based on single or double occupancy. A $15.00 charge will apply for each extra adult. Maximum occupancy is 4 adults per room.

Certificate of 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 April 12, 2017. There will be a $50 administration fee applied to all cancellations until April 12, 2017.  No refunds will be issued after April 12, 2017.

Bookstore

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

Brochure

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Autism Awareness Centre Inc.

To Register by Phone or Email
Or For Books and Resources:

Maureen Bennie:

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

To Display a Product or Service at an AACI Event

Maureen Bennie:

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

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