Early Bird!

Saskatoon, SK – October 18 & 19, 2019

Registration

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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 18

Amy Buie

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

Saturday, October 19

Jennifer Schmidt

Please, Tell Me... Helping Individuals with Autism Decode the World through Evidence Based Practices

Conference Description

Friday, October 18

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, October 19

Jennifer Schmidt

Please, Tell Me... Helping Individuals with Autism Decode the World through Evidence Based Practices

Students with autism are amazing individuals, each unique and extraordinary in their own way. It can be difficult for service providers, teachers, and parents to help these students navigate the school community and the social world. By understanding their common struggles and characteristics of thinking we can start to help these students unravel social mysteries and make more positive connections with peers and others. This, in turn, will help their quality of life both now and in their future endeavours.

This day-long seminar will teach participants the basic characteristics of thinking of someone with autism and then couple that with Evidence Based Practices in the field of autism. Through activities, discussion, and interactive lectures, each participant will leave with hands-on lessons and ideas that can be immediately implemented into their settings. This seminar is appropriate for a variety of grades and severity levels and includes copies of sample lesson plans.

Objectives:

1. Participants will identify the main characteristics and patterns of thinking of someone with autism.
2. Participants will leave with a basic understanding of Evidence Based Practices that work with people with autism.
3. Participants will be able to leave with defined steps towards implementation of a PEERspective class in their setting or be able to pull ideas used in the class.
4. Participants will learn about the importance of intentionally teaching social skills to people with autism.
5. Participants will learn what peer mentoring is and how to use it in their setting.
6. Participants will learn what video modeling is and how to use it to teach social skills.

Proposed schedule:

I.) Introduction
II.) Characteristics of thinking and common hurdles
(break)
III.) Evidence Based Practices for working with people on the autism spectrum
(lunch)
IV.) PEERspective/Intentionally teaching social skills to students with autism
V.) Peer Mentoring
(break)
VI.) Video Modeling
VII.) Question and Answer

Jennifer M. Schmidt has spent 22 years in the field of education as a general teacher, autism consultant, and a special educator. In addition to teaching at a high school, Jennifer is also an instructor at Wright State University and Antioch McGregor Midwest, both in Dayton, Ohio.

Jennifer is an experienced presenter at national and international conferences and recently published her first book, Why Didn’t They Just Say That? PEERspective – A Complete Curriculum, about an innovative model used to teach social skills to students with mild autism through peer modeling and other evidence-based practices. Jennifer earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Special Education mild-intensive from Wright State University.

Tentative Daily Schedule

Friday, October 18

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, October 19

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

Registration

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THIS CONFERENCE IS Monday, October 7, 2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THIS CONFERENCE IS Friday, October 11, 2019

Professional Rates

BEFORE October 7, 2019 AFTER October 7, 2019
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 7, 2019 AFTER October 7, 2019
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 7, 2019. There will be a $50 administration fee applied to all cancellations until October 7, 2019. No refunds will be issued after this date.

Please note that there are no refunds granted for any reason past the October 7th 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