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The conference will be held on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th September 2011, in Dublin.
More details about the conference will be published soon - contact Red Door by phone or visit their website.
This will be The Red Door's 4th International ABA Conference. In previous years, they have been delighted to attract some leading international and Irish ABA professionals to present seminars and workshops on a wide variety of topics, covering not just the "Early Years", but also teenagers and young adults as well.
This event is being hosted by The Red Door School (www.thereddoorschool.com).
ABA Ireland was established as a non-profit charitable organisation with following aims:
To provide free ABA information and educational services (such as workshops, parent training/education, information newsletter) to members of the community who would derive benefit, such as parents of typically-developing children with problem behaviour, parents of children with autism, individuals with acquired brain injury. The aim is to help especially those who may not be able to afford fees for a behaviour analyst.
Enabling Positive Futures - Three x 2-Day Workshop
For Parents of Individuals withAutism Spectrum Conditions (Includes Asperger’s Syndrome)
Friday 13th & Saturday 14th May
2nd Workshop - Friday 10th & Saturday 11th June
Final Workshop - Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd July
Rochestown Lodge Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.
AUTISM NUTRITION UPDATE
ONE DAY SEMINAR & WORKSHOP
Why is diet particularly important in Autism
Foundations of a Healthy Diet
Dietary & Nutritional therapies for Special Kids
Advanced Dietary Interventions
Diets, Supplements & Testing
Putting it all together
Update from Defeat Autism Now! Conference April 2011
Sunday, May15th 2011, Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork.
2 Day Workshop - “I am Special “
A Framework for Introducing Young People to their Autistic Spectrum Condition
Presented by Peter Vermeulen,
The Centre for Concrete Communication, Belgium
Explaining autism to a person with autism or asperger’s syndrome is not an easy task. This workshop on I am Special explains now to do this in a very concrete way. The hands-on experience-oriented demonstrations and exercises introduce the participants to the methods that lie at the basis of the workbook.
Asperger's Syndrome: Current Research and Practice
With Professor Tony Attwood and Dr Jacqui Jackson
18th of May 2011; 9.30 - 4.30
at the Clarion Hotel Dublin Liffey Valley
The Centre for Autism Practice is pleased to bring Professor Tony Attwood and Dr Jacqui Jacksonto Ireland for this inspirational seminar on Asperger’s syndrome and higher functioning autism.
PECS is a tried and tested approach that uses pictures to develop communication skills in children and adults with a wide range of learning difficulties. Easy to access, affordable to implement and scientifically supported as one of the most effective interventions. PECS is an opportuunity to open the door to spontaneous communication.
Benefits of PECS
- Increases skills and independence with a functional communication system.
- Reduces inappropriate behaviours by reinforcing requests and positive communication.
Venue: Clarion Hotel Liffey Valley
- Nita Jackson: Author
- Carolann Jackson: Teacher and Parent
- Kirsen Conroy: Behavioural Specialist
- Orna Mac Giolla Ri: Senior Occupational Therapist
- Lindsay Noble: Senior Speech and Language Therapist
Registered SNA’s €95
Teachers, Parents, SNA’s not registered with snag- €110
Price includes lunch and tea/coffee in the afternoon.
Certificates of Attendance provided on the day.
Please send cheque or postal order to:
Venue: INTO Learning Centre, 38 Parnell Square, Dublin
Venue: The Red Cow Hotel, Dublin (Naas Road)
Using Intensive Interaction
One day workshop
The Aim of the Course
To enable participants to build more fulfilling, interactive and equal relationships with people who have profound learning disabilities and complex needs.
The Course encourages participants to REFLECT on their own experiences and make CHANGES in their practice. It is a practical and empowering course.
The Course is suitable for:
Venue: Red Cow Hotel, Dublin (Naas Road)
"Understanding the Multi-Sensory Concept"
This workshop is a “must” for anyone using multi-sensory equipment!
9.45am Coffee and registration
10.00am Introduction. Creating the correct environment, colours, comfort, atmosphere, lighting, avoiding mistakes, going portable.
Venue: The Red Cow Hotel, Dublin (Naas Road)
“Positive Ways of Changing Behaviour”
For those supporting adults or children with Autism and/or learning Disabilities
One day workshop
Summary of this course
This course is about supporting people to change their behaviour rather than just managing or coping. Positive behaviour changes will maximise opportunities for people, supporting inclusion in social, leisure and learning situations.
Aims of this course
Understanding Autism: Effective Management and Teaching Strategies
The Solas Centre was set up as a result of a conversation between 4 people in 2003 who identified the distinct lack of a cohesive provision of diagnostic services in Ireland. Cormac Rennick, Marc De Salvo, Servass Dobedier as founder members of IAA and parents of children with autism, and Allan Willis, Educational Psychologist, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to raise funds for their project. Their climb was symbolic of the obstacles people with autism and their families have to climb every day.
School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin Presents:
Public Lecture: Is Recovery From Autism Possible?
Presented by: Jonathan Tarbox, Ph.D., Director of Research & Development; Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Los Angeles, CA
Overview: The overarching consensus within the medical community is that there is no cure for autism. More than 20 years of research on applied behavior analytic treatment for autism has consistently demonstrated that a significant proportion of children make dramatic gains via behavioral intervention, including achieving a
Saplings was through the energy and commitment of a small group of parents and professionals in the Kildare area a number of years ago.
Saplings schools currently provide places for 84 children in the Greater Leinster area but demand for places is such that existing facilities have surpassed their current capacity (Government funding remains a issue).
Visit www.saplings.org for more information.