Early Bird!

Winnipeg, MB – October 28 & 29, 2019

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!

 

 

Monday, October 28

Amy Buie

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

Tuesday, October 29

Carol Burmeister

Strengthen Executive Function Skills to Decrease Negative Behaviors and Build Positive Behaviors

Conference Description

Monday, October 28

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.

Tuesday, October 29

Carol Burmeister

Strengthen Executive Function Skills to Decrease Negative Behaviors and Build Positive Behaviors

Many individuals struggle in academic and social settings due to executive function (EF) challenges — the ability to switch between topics and activities, initiate action, cope with change, make choices, plan and organize, manage time, inhibit impulses, regulate emotions, and solve problems. Often these individuals are seen as unmotivated or behaviorally challenged. It may seem as though an individual could meet expectations if he wanted to, but doesn’t do so because he simply won’t. However, the reality is that he lacks the skills to do what is expected and, therefore, cannot meet expectations without support.

Fortunately, there are numerous evidence-based practices that can be incorporated into preschool through high school classrooms, home, community, and work routines that develop EF skills and provide a foundation for building positive behavior that supports individuals in all environments. Furthermore, individuals with EF challenges can be taught to use the strategies independently, leading to self-regulation and sustainable improvements.

This conference is designed for teachers, educational assistants, parents, related service providers, and other professionals who work with and support children and adolescents with executive function challenges. Using lecture, demonstration, discussion, and video clips, the presenter will introduce participants to a variety of strategies that can be used immediately by parents, educators, professionals, and individuals with autism themselves to achieve greater levels of success.

 

Carol Burmeister, M.A., has a life-long passion for supporting individuals with special needs, their families, and the schools and community settings that serve them. Her professional experience includes serving as a paraeducator, general education teacher, special educator, program specialist, university instructor, and consultant across a variety of educational settings. Burmeister has presented extensively on autism and related disorders as well as served as part of the University of California, Riverside committee that developed and implemented a certificate program for teachers of students with autism. She currently serves on the board of the Autism Society of the Inland Empire.

Armed with the knowledge that evidence-based interventions for children and youth with ASD are the basis on which effective educational programs are built, Burmeister served as a reviewer of the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder’s update on evidence-based practices. For the past several years, her work has focused on the crucial topic of executive function (EF), helping parents as well as educational professionals understand the complexity of social, academic, and behavioral challenges that accompany executive function deficits and practical tools that support EF across all environments. Burmeister has presented at regional, national, and international conferences and has authored several articles on this topic. In addition, she is co-author, with Dr. Sheri Wilkins, of the book, FLIPP the Switch: Strengthen Executive Function Skills.

Tentative Daily Schedule

Monday, October 28

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

Tuesday, October 29

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

 

Registration

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THIS CONFERENCE IS Tuesday, October 15, 2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THIS CONFERENCE IS Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Professional Rates

BEFORE October 15, 2019 AFTER October 15, 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 15, 2019 AFTER October 15, 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

Viscount Gort Hotel
1670 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB
Phone: 1-204-775-0451
Toll Free: 1-800-665-1122

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 15, 2019. There will be a $50 administration fee applied to all cancellations until October 15, 2019.  No refunds will be issued after October 15, 2019. Please note that there are no cancellations granted for weather or any other unforeseen circumstance past the date of October 15th. If you are unable to attend, we encourage you to find a substitute to take your place.

Parking

Parking is available on site.

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