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    FEAT BC Admin
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    In this topic area, discussion is on all issues relating to setting up and running a home-based intervention program. Please feel free to bring up any problems or suggestions. Parents can help each other greatly by sharing information and giving suggestions.

    In addition to parents helping parents, A.B.A. professionals on in the Discussion Group can also help provide insight and guidance.

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    Dione Costanzo
    Participant

    Welcome to Autism – A Special Presentation and Meeting for Parents

    Tuesday July 26th, 7pm
    1551 Salisbury Ave, Port Coquitlam

    Louise Witt will co-present with Junior Behaviour Consultants Tracey Feenstra and Jennifer Vellenoweth from Semiahmoo Behaviour Analyst Inc. to discuss the journey from assessment through diagnosis and navigating the myriad of information that comes with an autism diagnosis.

    Louise is a social worker and parent of a child who has autism. She is a member of the Pacific Autism Family Center steering committee and an advocate in the autism community in BC.

    Tracey has been working in the field of ABA for seven years. She has worked as an ABA Support Worker for School District 36 (Surrey) and has been working as a Junior Behaviour Consultant for Semiahmoo Behaviour Analyst Inc. since 2013.

    For a complete bio and credentials please see,
    http://semiahmoobehaviouranalysts.ca/dt_team/tracey-feenstra/

    Jennifer has been delivering BI services since 2000 in home, school, and community settings and currently works as an intern on home programs. Jennifer was team leader for an ABA Teaching Home for three years before joining SBAI.

    For a complete bio and credentials please see,
    http://semiahmoobehaviouranalysts.ca/dt_team/jennifer-vellenoweth/

    The focus of this presentation is on supporting parents to identify the components of an evidence based therapy program that will best suit their child, including evaluating and hiring service providers.

    Have a new diagnosis? Not sure if the therapy program your child is currently in is the right fit? This presentation is for you.

    This is a free event. PLEASE RSVP https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/welcome-to-autism-tickets-26185187601

    Are you looking for support, information or want to connect with other parents? Follow the Autism Support Network!

    https://www.facebook.com/austismsupportbc and Twitter @autismsupportbc
    and on our online calendar on our website – http://autismsupportbc.ca

    #565

    Dione Costanzo
    Participant

    Understanding Your Child's ABA Team : Members, Training Requirements, and Responsibilities

    Wednesday, June 22nd 7-10pm
    Creekside Community Centre, 1 Athlete's Way, Vancouver (Olympic Village)

    The Autism Support Network will be hosting a great presentation by Angie Ho, M.Ed, Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) with SBAI.

    SBAI is an associate group created to provide supervision to behaviour analysts and behaviour analysts in training from Semiahmoo Behaviour Analysts Inc. (SBAI).

    Angie primarily works as a behaviour consultant with children with ASD and their families in home and school settings. Her interests include providing support and training to parents, behaviour interventionists, and school support workers.

    This presentation will include information and discussion around team members, training requirements and responsibilities. Whether you are starting a new team or have years of experience with an established team this presentation is for you!

    Key topics include;

    Structure of a typical ABA home team
    Who’s an “intern”?
    BCBA Certification process
    Good vs poor supervision models compared
    Benefits of the intern model
    Should you have an intern?
    Increasing capacity in the province

    Please RSVP!! Meeting in MP Room 1.
    https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/understanding-your-childs-aba-team-members-training-requirements-and-responsibilities-tickets-22229719690

    #566

    A friendly reminder from the Autism Society's North Shore Community Support Group:

    Just in time for those summer BBQs, picnics, summer camps and parties,a topic most of you will be familiar with and interested in. On Thursday June 23rd, from 7:00pm-9:00pm, Amy Tanner, M.Sc., BCBA, will be speaking on the topic: "Picky Eaters & Problem Feeders". The group meets at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Drive (Welsh Hall West – downstairs).

    For more information or to RSVP, contact Dave Bridges at northshore@autismbc.ca

    FYI: This is the last North Shore Community Support Group meeting before the summer break. Sessions resume in September.

    #567

    Dione Costanzo
    Participant

    Success at the Dentist!!
    Wednesday June 15, 7-10pm
    Pinetree Community Centre, 1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

    Special Presentation with a very special guest speaker Kayla Ragosin-Miller , who has developed the Dental Intervention Program for children with Autism and related disorders at BC Children’s Hospital

    This presentation has been created by Louise Witt (Parent and Director of the ASN) in collaboration with Kayla Ragosin-Miller (Dental Hygienist at BC Children's Hospital). Kayla started the Dental Desensitization program at Children's and Louise's son Jack has participated in the program alongside his home ABA program.

    This presentation will outline some steps that allow children with ASD to be successful not only going to the dentist but a variety of activities like going for a haircut, to a restaurant etc.

    Children with ASD deserve access to great oral care and it can be done!

    Please RSVP here – https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/success-at-the-dentist-tickets-25763044961

    About Kayla Ragosin-Miller:
    Kayla Ragosin-Miller is a dental hygiene graduate from the University of Manitoba. She works in private practice, is a part time instructor and is the hygienist at BC Children’s Hospital. Through her studies in the field of Autism Intervention and behaviour modification Kayla has developed the Dental Intervention Program for children with Autism and related disorders at BC Children’s Hospital. She has been delivering workshops on how compliance for routine dental procedures can be achieved for this clientele. Last August she was the recipient of "The Dental Hygienist Makes a Difference" award from the British Columbia Dental Hygienists Association for her intervention program. Currently she is also consulting for the new dental clinic that will be opening in the Pacific Autism Family Centre in 2017.

    Are you looking for support, information or want to connect with other parents? Follow the Autism Support Network!

    https://www.facebook.com/austismsupportbc and Twitter @autismsupportbc
    and on our online calendar on our website – http://autismsupportbc.ca

    #568

    Bev Sharpe
    Member

    Hi everyone, the latest edition of the Association for Science in Autism Treatment publication is here!

    This free publication is a must-read for parents, friends and family of all who are navigating treatment options for a child.

    When it comes to selecting ASD treatments for your family member, knowledge is power.

    This publication will give you information about the research behind many of the common treatments for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

    Some treatments are backed by strong scientific evidence, but others have little or no research support. ASAT's goal is to provide you with a resource to assist you when making treatment decisions or when confronted with new treatment options.

    This publication is free and available on line at: http://www.asatonline.org/siat-spring-2016-issue/

    #569

    Reminder:

    The ASBC North Shore Parent Support Group proudly presents:

    Sexual Health and Autism
    by Nate Searle, M.Sc. BCBA, Behavior Analyst, ABLE Developmental Clinic

    Date: Wed., May 18, 2016
    Time: 7-9pm
    Place: 1950 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1J8
    Coffee & refreshments will be provided.

    Please RSVP to dbridges1@shaw.ca ASAP. Space is limited.

    #570

    Dione Costanzo
    Participant

    Special Presentation May 11th

    Burnaby Neighborhood Network Presents – Welcome to Autism
    Date: Wednesday, May 11th
    Time: 6:30PM
    Location: Willingdon Community Centre, 1491 Carleton Avenue (Community Room), Burnaby

    Louise Witt will co-present with BCBA interns Tracey Feenstra and Jennifer Vellenoweth to discuss the journey from assessment through diagnosis and navigating the myriad of information that comes with an autism diagnosis.

    Louise is a social worker and parent of a child who has autism. She is a member of the Pacific Autism Family Center steering committee and an advocate in the autism community in BC.

    The focus of this presentation is on supporting parents to identify the components of an evidence based therapy program that will best suit their child, including evaluating and hiring service providers.

    Have a new diagnosis? Not sure if the therapy program your child is currently in is the right fit? This presentation is for you.

    Please RSVP HERE https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/welcome-to-autism-tickets-25216872344

    Are you looking for support, information or want to connect with other parents? Follow us!

    https://www.facebook.com/austismsupportbc and Twitter @autismsupportbc
    and on our online calendar on our website – http://autismsupportbc.ca

    #571

    ASBC's Behaviour Interventionist Basics Training Workshop – Penticton!

    When: May 28th & 29th from 9:30AM-4:30PM

    The course provides foundational training for individuals interested in working with a home-based Behaviour Intervention team under the supervision of an ABA Consultant and Lead Therapist, and/or parents and professionals looking to gain a better understanding of ABA Therapy.

    This two-day training on the implementation of behaviour autism treatments is run by highly experienced behaviour consultants.

    Day 1 introductory level covers the core elements of discrete trial teaching, functions of behaviour, reinforcement techniques, prompting techniques, ethics and data collection.

    On Day 2, participants delve deeper into the mechanics and learn about antecedent and established operations, reinforcement assessment of preferences, token economies, prompting and fading techniques, and data analysis.

    Register for the BI Basics Training Workshop – Penticton here!
    https://autismbc.z2systems.com/np/clients/autismbc/eventRegistration.jsp?event=69

    $80 for ASBC Members $100 for non-members
    (Members please login to your ASBC membership account to receive your discount. Discount will be applied at the end of the registration process).

    We offer discounts for ASBC members and 20% group discounts (If five or more people register at one time, with one payment, ASBC offers a 20% discount. This discount cannot be combined with the membership discount. To receive this discount please contact Ahla Pearse by phone at 1-888-437-0880.

    #572

    ASBC's Behaviour Interventionist Basics Training Workshop – Coquitlam!

    When: April 9th & 10th from 9:30AM-4:30PM

    The course provides foundational training for individuals interested in working with a home-based Behaviour Intervention team under the supervision of an ABA Consultant and Lead Therapist, and/or parents and professionals looking to gain a better understanding of ABA Therapy.

    This two-day training on the implementation of behaviour autism treatments is run by highly experienced behaviour consultants.

    Day 1 introductory level covers the core elements of discrete trial teaching, functions of behaviour, reinforcement techniques, prompting techniques, ethics and data collection.

    On Day 2, participants delve deeper into the mechanics and learn about antecedent and established operations, reinforcement assessment of preferences, token economies, prompting and fading techniques, and data analysis.

    Register for the BI Basics Training Workshop – Coquitlam here!
    https://autismbc.z2systems.com/np/clients/autismbc/eventRegistration.jsp?event=58

    $80 for ASBC Members $100 for non-members
    (Members please login to your ASBC membership account to receive your discount. Discount will be applied at the end of the registration process).

    We offer discounts for ASBC members and 20% group discounts (If five or more people register at one time, with one payment, ASBC offers a 20% discount. This discount cannot be combined with the membership discount. To receive this discount please contact our Events Coordinator Ahla Pearse by phone at 1-888-437-0880.

    #573

    Dione Costanzo
    Participant

    Autism Support Network South Surrey Neighborhood Network Meeting

    Date: Thursday, March 31st
    Time: 7:00PM
    Location: Sources Community Resource Centre, White Rock
    Topic: Parent Support

    Had enough of spring break? Parents from all areas are welcome to join this open meeting as an opportunity to network and meet other parents. Bring your questions or issues for discussion.

    This is an open meeting RSVP not required.

    This is an excellent opportunity for new(er) parents to come with questions and to network with other parents. Please forward this to anyone you know who might need support!

    THANK YOU!

    Are you looking for support, information or want to connect with other parents? Follow us!
    https://www.facebook.com/austismsupportbc and Twitter @autismsupportbc
    and on our online calendar on our website – http://autismsupportbc.ca

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