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Autism in the Community: Effective Support and Response Strategies

Type: Webinar or In-class

Duration: 3 hours

This is an introductory level course

Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may respond to situations in the community differently due to their unique communication, sensory and learning abilities. Sometimes these responses can lead to challenging behaviour. This training focuses on teaching support strategies to effectively respond and promote inclusion in the community.

Learning objectives:

Learn the diagnostic characteristics and unique learning profiles of individuals with ASD Learn essential behaviour support strategies to effectively respond to various situations in the community Discuss proactive environmental changes and communication approaches which promote inclusion

This training supports staff in the following roles:

First responders such as Police officers, Security personnel, Paramedics, etc. Community and customer service such as Librarian, Customer Service Rep, Public Transportation staff Attractions, Hospitality and Tourism

Training examples and discussions/activities can be adapted to meet individual group needs.

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Sensory Processing in ASD: Understanding and Supporting the Challenges

Type: Webinar or In-class

Duration: 6 hours or 3 hours

This is an intermediate level training

This training takes a deeper look at the nature of sensory processing differences experienced by individuals on the autism spectrum. Participants will gain an understanding of the variations of sensory differences and challenges that may exist. They will also learn what to look for in individuals and their environments in order to identify sources of sensory disruptions and determine the most effective means for addressing them.

Learning objectives:

  • Define sensory processing, sensory integration, and sensory diet
  • Describe hyper- and hypo-reactivity
  • Discuss the automatic (sensory) function of behaviour
  • Introduce sensory assessment tools
  • Describe intervention options from the sensory diet perspective
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Essential Teaching Strategies for Individuals with Autism

Type: Webinar or In-class

Duration: 6 hours or 3 hours

This is an introductory level training

Learn about the teaching strategies that are essential for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and how to implement them in different environments. 

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the unique learning styles of individuals with ASD
  • Learn functional skill building and how to use structure to enhance learning
  • Learn about teaching choice making; communication and social skills; relaxation and self-management techniques
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ABA Essentials

Type: Webinar or In-class

Duration: 6 hours

This is an introductory level training

When teaching new skills to people with autism, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) has the longest history of effective evidence-based success. This introductory level training will provide an overview of the principles of ABA, highlight how these principles can be applied in everyday settings, and clarify the differences between ABA and Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI). Participants will be introduced to several ABA teaching methods that can be used to develop a wide variety of skills in different settings with different age groups. This training will benefit anyone who provides direct support, therapy, or education to individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

Learning objectives:

  • Principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) including prompting, reinforcement and generalization
  • How to apply ABA principles when teaching new skills
  • Intensive, Natural Environment and Incidental Teaching methods
  • Data collection techniques
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Why do they do that? Understanding Behaviour in ASD

Type: Webinar or In-class

Duration: 6 hours or 3 hours

This is an introductory level training


Whether you are supporting an individual with autism spectrum disorder at school, community, or at home, there may be times you ask yourself “Why do they do that?” This training will help you answer this question by introducing you to several basic principles of applied behaviour analysis and by highlighting the relationship between the characteristics of ASD and the presentation of behaviours.

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize the impact the characteristics of ASD may have on a individual’s behaviour
  • List the common functions of behaviour
  • Look for triggering and maintaining factors of behaviour
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Supporting Daily Transitions for Individuals with ASD

Type: Webinar or In-class

Duration: 6 hours or 3 hours 

This is an intermediate level training

Change is difficult. For an individual with Autism, many things such as social events and transitions can cause anxiety. Without the right support techniques, these situations can be stressful for everyone involved and even lead to challenging behaviour. In this full day training, you will learn a collaborative approach to support individuals through transitions that incorporates ABA techniques to meet each goal in the day.

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Success Strategies for ASD in Early Childhood

Type: Webinar or In-class

Duration: 6 hours or 3 hours

This is an introductory level training

Enhance your knowledge and understanding of unique challenges for children with ASD and the impact on learning and development. Better support families as you learn how to foster joint attention  and social awareness in young children with ASD. Analyse routines and determine strategies to develop a child’s self-regulation and communication skills, reduce anxiety, and improve their participation. This training will give educators of children up to age six practical tools for their inclusive learning environments.

This training supports, but is not limited to, staff in the following roles:

  • Classroom teachers
  • Support staff
  • Early childhood educators
  • Daycare staff
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Support Strategies for Autism Spectrum Disorder in a Recreation Setting

Type: Webinar or In-class

Duration: 3 hours

Learn essential support strategies for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),  and how to implement them in recreation settings.

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize the unique characteristics and learning profiles of individuals with ASD
  • Learn essential strategies such as visual supports, reinforcement and task analysis
  • Encourage communication and social skill development and help decrease challenging behaviour
  • Identify how and when to use strategies to effectively support individuals participating in recreation activities

This training supports, but is not limited to, staff in the following roles:

  • Summer, March break camps
  • Community recreation programs
  • Sports programming
  • Respite and care giving
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A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words: Using Visuals with Students with Autism

Type: Webinar or In-class

Duration: 3 hours

This is an intermediate level training

Students with ASD may have difficulty processing auditory information.  Participants will come away with an understanding of how to incorporate different visual strategies into a learner’s day. Information regarding a variety of print and web-based resources to develop visuals and implement visuals will be reviewed. Participants will develop a plan to create individualized visual systems in the school environment. 

Learning objectives

  • Improve both receptive and expressive communication skills
  • Present instructions
  • Provide structure
  • Organize tasks and the environment
  • Build new skills
  • Teach time concepts and help with transitions, etc.
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Medical Training: Supporting Individuals with ASD in Medical, Dental and Community Health Settings

Type: Webinar or In-class

Duration: 3 hours

This is an intermediate level training

Learn essential support strategies for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and how to implement them in community health environments.

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize the unique characteristics and learning profiles of individuals with ASD
  • Enhance their environments with essential strategies such as visual supports, communication tools and reinforcement
  • Use strategies to decrease challenging behaviour
  • Identify how and when to use strategies to effectively support individuals in community health environments