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February 2019

Problem Behavior: Why Does It Happen And What To Do About It

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Have you wondered why someone uses problem behavior, even when they “know better”? What motivates someone to use problem behavior? In this workshop, participants will learn: a) the simple reasons why people use problem behavior, b) how to determine why someone you know uses problem behavior, and c) a variety of practical strategies to promote the use of more positive behavior. This workshop is aimed at all developmental levels and will be useful for family, as well as professionals. Presenter…

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March 2019

Invisible: Why Do So Few Girls and Women Get an Autism Diagnosis?

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Overview: This presentation will discuss some of the reasons why more boys than girls receive an autism diagnosis, common co-occurring diagnoses and misdiagnoses that teens and adult women receive, strengths and struggles for autistic women across the lifespan, and finally screening and diagnostic tools specifically designed for females.  If you or your daughter have been diagnosed with autism or are wondering about an autism diagnosis this session will provide helpful information and resources. Speakers: Dr. Katelyn Lowe is the Chief…

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April 2019

What Now? …Navigating Life After High School

Speaker: To be announced More information about the content of the workshop will be provided as the date gets closer.  

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May 2019

I’m So Stressed! Understanding and Managing Anxiety and Mental Health Issues

Speaker: Allan Donsky M.D.,FRCPC Psychiatry, FRCPC Paediatrics Dr. Donsky is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Calgary and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Child and Youth Studies at Mount Royal University. He has been a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist for 23 years, and was formerly a Pediatrician He is consultant Psychiatrist with the Healthy Minds/Healthy Children (HMHC) program in Calgary. He is a core committee Member of the Alberta Health Services Addiction and…

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June 2019

Getting Off the Couch! Inspiring a Healthier Lifestyle

Speaker: To be announced More information about the content of the workshop will be provided as the date gets closer.

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September 2019

Stuck! Understanding and Supporting Sensory Sensitivities, Rigidities, and Restricted Interests and Behaviors.

Speaker: To be announced More information about the content of the workshop will be provided as the date gets closer.

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October 2019

Are You Ready For Work? Building Employment Readiness

Speaker: Dr. Wendy Mitchell More information about the content of the workshop will be provided as the date gets closer.

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November 2019

Gender Diversity and Autism: A Spectrum Within the Spectrum

Workshop Summary: Researchers have identified the co-occurrence of gender diversity and autism as an important emerging issue in terms of clinical practice. Parents, clinicians, and educators, and support professionals in the fields of autism and gender are increasingly likely to encounter clients, patients, and families working to understand gender diversity and autism simultaneously. This workshop will share current findings and perspectives on gender diversity for individuals on the autism spectrum and will present evidence-informed practices for supporting gender creative children…

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December 2019

Guardianship and Trusteeship: The Legal and Financial Aspects of Transitioning to Adulthood

Speaker: To be announced More information about the content of the workshop will be provided as the date gets closer.

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