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Conferences & Events
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Conferences & Events Calendar

August 15 to 16, 2019

Social Stories with Carol Gray 2019

Surrey School District Education Centre (DEC) 14033 92 Ave. Surrey, BC & Webstreaming! Register Here: www.actcommunity.ca/education/act-events/social-stories-with-carol-gray-2019 Early Bird rate ends June 14th, 2019 Workshop Schedule 8:30 - 9:00 Registration 9:00 - 10:15 Session 1 10:15 - 10:45 Morning Break; Refreshments & Book Browsing Available 10:45 - 12:00 Session 2 12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Break (Lunch included for in-person participants); Book Browsing Available 1:00 - 2:15 Session 3 2:15 - 2:30 Afternoon Break; Refreshments & Book Browsing Available 2:30 - 3:30 Session 4 This schedule will be used for both days.

Carol Gray Founder and Innovator, Social Stories Satellite Schools and Services, and Carol’s Club

Carol Gray is a consultant to children, adolescents, and adults with autism, providing support via workshops and presentations, information, referral, resources, and direct services for individuals with autism, their families, and professionals who work on their behalf. Carol Gray is best known for the development of Social Stories, a well-respected evidence-based practice used worldwide with people with autism of all ages. She is an internationally sought-after keynote and seminar speaker, and has completed over 1,000 presentations.

Social Stories can play an essential role in enhancing communication and bringing down anxiety among individuals with ASD. Over the past two decades, Social Stories, and their innovator, Carol Gray, have earned the respect of parents, professionals, and people with autism, for their utility in providing clear explanations of what is often a confusing social world. This Social Stories 10.2 workshop, led by Carol Gray, will devote two full days to the art and science of Social Stories, with the focus on practicing skills and discussing new strategies.

September 25 to 26, 2019

New Cutting Edge Strategies to Improve Executive Function Skills 2019

Surrey School District Education Centre (DEC), Surrey, BC & Webstreaming! Early Bird rate ends August 15th, 2019 Register Here: www.actcommunity.ca/education/act-events/sarahward2019 Workshop Schedule 8:00 - 9:00 Check-in; book browsing available 9:00 - 10:20 Session 1 10:20 - 10:40 Morning Break; Refreshments & Book Browsing Available 10:40 - 12:00 Session 2 12:00 - 12:40 Lunch; Boxed lunch included for in-person registrants 12:40 - 2:00 Session 3 2:00 - 2:20 Afternoon Break; Refreshments & Book Browsing Available 2:20 - 3:30 Session 4 Please note this schedule is for both days.

Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP Speech and Language Pathologist Co-Director, Cognitive Connections LLP, Boston

Sarah has over 25 years of experience in diagnostic evaluations and treatment of executive dysfunction. Ms. Ward holds a faculty appointment at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. Sarah is an internationally recognized expert on executive function and presents seminars and workshops on the programs and strategies she has developed with her Co- Director Kristen Jacobsen. Their 360 Thinking Executive Function Program received the Innovative Promising Practices Award from the National Organization CHADD. She has presented to and consulted with over 1200 public and private schools in Massachusetts and across the United States.

After a sold-out appearance last spring in Surrey, Sarah Ward, MS, CCC-SLP, is returning to teach hands-on practical strategies to improve Executive Function skills. Whether you've seen Sarah Ward before, or this is all new, you're sure to walk away with practical strategies to help you better assist clients, students, or your own children, that you can implement immediately. Through demonstration and practice, you will learn how to teach students the following executive control skills: awareness; forethought; waiting and planning skills; shifting; pacing; flexibility; speed of information processing.

October 16 to 18, 2019

(Vancouver) Dr Ross Greene's 3-DAY ADVANCED TRAINING WORKSHOP in the

CROATIAN CULTURAL CENTRE 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC, V5N 4E4 DAYS 9:30 am to 3:30 pm CHECK-IN 8:30 am PLEASE NOTE REGISTRATION INCLUDES LUNCHES, COFFEE/TEA BREAKS & SNACKS Register Here: www.4children.ca/registration_drg_vancouver.html

DR ROSS GREENE - Author of best sellers : The Explosive Child and Lost at School 3-DAY (15hrs) ADVANCED TRAINING WORKSHOP "COLLABORATIVE & PROACTIVE SOLUTIONS: Understanding and Helping Behaviourly Challenging Kids"

Who should attend: EVERY PARENT/CARE-GIVER/FOSTER PARENT and/or EXTENDED FAMILY raising a child who is experiencing challenging behaviours - this workshop presentation is for you! As well as for every K to 12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors/Psychologists, Learning Assistance/ Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers. All other professionals who support students with behavioural challenges and complex learning needs including but not limited to: Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Addiction Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Probation Officers and Community Police Officers.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: Understand the six key themes of the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model; Identify and assess lagging skills and unsolved problems using the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems (ALSUP); Understand the three options (Plans A, B and C) for handling unsolved problems; Understand the three steps that are involved in solving problems collaboratively, and the difficult aspects of each step.

October 17-21, 2019

The 21st Annual Canadian Energy Psychology Conference: Integrating Ancient Wisdom with Modern Science

Main Conference October 18 - 20, 2019 Pre Conference Workshops October 17, 2019 Post Conference Workshops October 21, 2019 Location Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbour front 1133 West Hastings St. Vancouver, BC More information: www.epccanada.ca/

Network with over 300 trailblazing mind-body practitioners, researchers and trainers at this leading-edge conference. The healing that takes place at this conference is priceless and often happens spontaneously just by being a part of the amazing energy at this groundbreaking event. This is the place to be.

October 23 to 25, 2019

(Winnipeg) Dr Ross Greene's 3-DAY ADVANCED TRAINING WORKSHOP in the

VICTORIA INN HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTRE 1808 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg DAYS 9:30 am to 3:30 pm CHECK-IN 8:30 am PLEASE NOTE REGISTRATION INCLUDES LUNCHES, COFFEE/TEA BREAKS & SNACKS Register Here: www.4children.ca/registration_drg_winnipeg.html

DR ROSS GREENE - Author of best sellers : The Explosive Child and Lost at School 3-DAY (15hrs) ADVANCED TRAINING WORKSHOP "COLLABORATIVE & PROACTIVE SOLUTIONS: Understanding and Helping Behaviourly Challenging Kids"

Who should attend: EVERY PARENT/CARE-GIVER/FOSTER PARENT and/or EXTENDED FAMILY raising a child who is experiencing challenging behaviours - this workshop presentation is for you! As well as for every K to 12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors/Psychologists, Learning Assistance/ Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers. All other professionals who support students with behavioural challenges and complex learning needs including but not limited to: Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Addiction Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Probation Officers and Community Police Officers.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: Understand the six key themes of the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model; Identify and assess lagging skills and unsolved problems using the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems (ALSUP); Understand the three options (Plans A, B and C) for handling unsolved problems; Understand the three steps that are involved in solving problems collaboratively, and the difficult aspects of each step.


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