Saskatoon, SK - October 16 & 17, 2020 - Autism Awareness
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Saskatoon, SK – October 16 & 17, 2020

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TCU Place 35 – 22 Street East, Saskatoon, SK

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

Friday, October 16

Bo Hejlskov Elvén

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

Saturday, October 17

Lauren Kerstein

Supporting Anxiety in Children and Adolescents with ASD

Conference Description

Friday, October 16

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

 

I really like his stories. The day had very useful strategies relevant to my job. Very happy I attended!
– Early Learning Inclusion Facilitator

Bo did an amazing job – what an excellent speaker!
– Program Coordinator

A very knowledgeable speaker. It was beneficial to get strategies/tools for various situations for both teaching and dealing with behavioural situations.
Special Education Teacher

Bo was so interesting! His talk will significantly impact the way I approach my class and individuals with autism.
Classroom Teacher

Great information – I am a parent and professional!
Outreach Worker

Great analogy using Bo’s car workshop – he really made me think about a lot of the reasons our students act the way they do and how a changed mindset can help me use more tools in my tool box.
Resource Teacher

Bo’s talk had a new approach that really helped me to problem solve myself instead of trying to fix everything else. Very informative and useful.
Extended Program Support Teacher

Saturday, October 17

Lauren Kerstein

Supporting Anxiety in Children and Adolescents with ASD

Anxiety disorders are a challenge for many children and adolescents on the autism spectrum. Unfortunately, anxiety is often mistaken for willful behavior, which can lead to ineffective interventions. Anxiety can include:

• Physical symptoms such as stomachaches, difficulty breathing, sleep disruption, and headaches.
• Cognitive symptoms such as distorted thinking, difficulty making decisions, trouble concentrating, and challenges learning new tasks.
• Behavioral symptoms such as challenges with separation, refusal, increased rigidity, and shutting down.

With this presentation, attendees will learn how to identify characteristics of anxiety in their child or adolescent. Specific intervention strategies will be demonstrated and modeled that are rooted in:

• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,
• Dialectical Behavior Therapy,
• and Positive Psychology.

Strategies will apply to home, community, and school settings. Although this presentation will primarily focus on children and adolescents who communicate verbally, interventions will be offered for children and adolescents who are not as verbal. Participants will leave this presentation with a new toolbox of strategies that they can put to immediate use.

Lauren H. Kerstein, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in working with children through adults with autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, depression, and relationship skill difficulties. Lauren is the author of A Week of Switching, Shifting, and Stretching: How to Make My Thinking More Flexible; My Sensory Book: Working Together to Explore Sensory Issues and the Big Feelings They Can Cause: A Workbook for Parents, Professionals, and Children; and a textbook about high-functioning autism.

Lauren is the co-author of a chapter about sibling work in Autism: From Research to Individualized Practice. Additionally, she has written articles for online blogs and publications including AuKids, The Autism NoteBook, and Expert Beacon. Lauren’s latest book, tentatively titled: Emotion Regulation: Helping Children and Adolescents Take Charge of Their Feelings will be available soon. Lauren’s debut fiction picture book: Rosie the Dragon and Charlie Make Waves was published in June 2019.

Tentative Daily Schedule

Friday, October 16

Registration 7:30 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

Saturday, October 17

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

Registration

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THIS CONFERENCE IS Monday, October 5, 2020

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THIS CONFERENCE IS Friday, October 9, 2020

Professional Rates

BEFORE October 5, 2020 AFTER October 5, 2020
2 Days $325.00 + $16.25 GST = $341.25 $355.00 + $17.75 GST = $372.75
1 Day Only $240.00 + $12.00 GST = $252.00 $270.00 + $13.50 GST = $283.50

Parent/Para-Professional Rates

BEFORE October 5, 2020 AFTER October 5, 2020
2 Days $285.00 + $14.25 GST = $299.25 $315.00 + $15.75 GST = $330.75
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 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

TCU Place
35 – 22nd Street East, Saskatoon, SK.
Telephone: 306-975-7777

Parking

TCU Place is surrounded by 2,000 parking spaces. Across the street is Midtown Parking, a pay parking lot, which also has heated underground parking for those cold winter days; and across from Midtown Parking is another pay parking lot.

Hotels

There are a number of hotels in the area. Here are two suggestions:

Holiday Inn
101 Pacific Ave, Saskatoon, SK
Phone: 1-306-986-5000

Hilton Garden Inn Saskatoon Downtown
90 – 22nd Street East, Saskatoon, SK.
Phone: 1-306-244-2311

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 October 5, 2020. There will be a $50 administration fee applied to all cancellations until October 5, 2020. No refunds will be issued after this date.

Please note that there are no refunds granted for any reason past the October 5th date. This includes reasons such as weather, injury, illness, or any other unforeseen event. If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to send a substitute in your place.

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 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