Early Bird!

Winnipeg, MB – October 26 & 27, 2017

Registration

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Viscount Gort Hotel
1670 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

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

Conference speaker Kerry Mataya

Thursday, October 26

Kerry Mataya

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

Conference speaker Bo Hejlskov Elven

Friday, October 27

Bo Hejlskov Elvén

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

Conference Description

Thursday, October 26

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 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. 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 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.

Friday, October 27

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

Tentative Daily Schedule

Thursday, October 26

Registration 7:30 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 – 2:45 pm
Kerry Mataya 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Friday, October 27

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 October 16, 2017

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THIS CONFERENCE IS October 20, 2017

Professional Rates

BEFORE October 16, 2017 AFTER October 16, 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 October 16, 2017 AFTER October 16, 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 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

Viscount Gort Hotel
1670 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

Phone: 1-204-775-0451
Toll Free: 1-800-665-1122

Queen Standard – $109 per night

Rates quoted are per room, per night, single or double occupancy and based on availability at time of reservation. A charge of $10.00 per additional adult will be added to the above rate, up to a maximum of four adults per room. All rates are in Canadian dollars and subject to the following taxes which may change without notice: 8% provincial sales tax, 5% goods and services tax and 5% accommodation tax.

Reservations can be made by calling the Reservations Department at 1-204-775-0451, or by emailing to reservations@viscount-gort.com.

Attendees must clearly indicate attendance of events with Autism Awareness Centre to qualify for group rate which is valid until September 25, 2017. The room rate is based on availability at the time of booking.

Certificates 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 October 16, 2017. A $50.00 administration fee will be charged. No refunds will be issued after October 16, 2017.

Parking

Parking is available on site.

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

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maureen.aaci@shaw.ca

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