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High Functioning Autism: Proven and Practical Interventions for Challenging Behaviour in Children and Adolescents

Day Three: The General and Special Education Summit

Presented by Cara Daily, Ph.D.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019  |  Richmond, bc

Date & Location

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 – Wednesday, December 4, 2019

9:00am – 4:00pm

Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport

7311 Westminster Hwy

Richmond, BC V6X 1A3

phone:  604.278.5555

website:  www.executivehotels.net/vancouver-airport-hotel/

 Full map & directions

Workshop Description

This intensive, one-day hands-on workshop provides evidence-based behavioural intervention strategies, essential treatment tools, and successful psychosocial techniques to teach new skills to children, adolescents and young adults with high-functioning autism (HFA).  Dr. Daily will provide interesting case studies, demonstrations, and activities that will help you better understand high functioning autism and give you practical intervention techniques for social success, improved mood, positive behaviour changes, and overcoming challenging co-occurring behaviours.

Join autism expert and author, Cara Daily, PhD, BCBA, and learn how to integrate the latest research on brain development, cognitive-behavioural therapy, and behavioural interventions in your work with children with autism (0-25 years).

You will walk away with up-to-date evidenced-based strategies to teach new skills and behaviours related to co-occurring deficits such as:

  • Social-Communication
  • Sensory
  • Anxiety/Rigidity
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Meltdowns
  • Psychotropic medications
  • Social-Pragmatic Language Disorder
  • ADHD/Executive Functions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Sex Education
  • Depression
  • Self-Help Skills

Recommended Reading

Workshop Topics:

Agenda & Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Screen and diagnose autism using DSM-5® and ICD-10.
  • Differentiate between abilities that are intact versus impaired in the brain with autism.
  • Compare and evaluate empirically validated strategies for children with high functioning autism.
  • Evaluate and change your communication style to improve back and forth conversations with your clients with HFA.
  • Address sexualized behaviours by teaching your students/clients developmentally appropriate sex education.
  • Suggest sensory based relaxation techniques to your students/clients with HFA to reduce anxiety.
  • Promote visual strategies to assist with executive functioning deficits, such as planning and organizing.
  • Determine the 2 major functions of a behaviour using case examples.
  • Reevaluate certain punishment techniques and the ethical dilemmas in using them.
  • Recognize and understand psychosocial interventions for anxiety, depression, and OCD
  • Recognize the potential side effects of psychotropic medication that can mimic or cause behavioural issues related to HFA.

Continuing Education Credits

Your Presenter(s)

Cara Daily, Ph.D.

Cara Marker Daily, PhD, BCBAis a licensed psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 20 years of experience providing assessment and treatment for children, adolescents and young adults with autism in the home, school, hospital and community settings. She works directly with educators, speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists, BCBAs and other professionals. Dr. Daily is the president and training director of Daily Behavioral Health, a leading behavioral health provider in northeast Ohio specializing in assessment, consultation, and treatment of autism, anxiety and disruptive behavior disorders. She is the founder and executive director of the Building Behaviors Autism Center, which has received numerous grants to provide free and reduced cost applied behavioral analysis services to individuals with autism.


Who Should Attend

Education and Clinical Professionals: K–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 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, Police Officers, and Early Childhood Educators.

Parents, Caregiver, Foster Parents, Grandparents, and Extended Family raising a child.


Recommended Accommodation

Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport

7311 Westminster Hwy

Richmond, BC V6X 1A3

phone:  604.278.5555

website:  www.executivehotels.net/vancouver-airport-hotel/

 Full map & directions

Our rates:

For reservations, guests may call locally at 604-278-5555 or toll free at 1-800-663-2878 by mentioning the group name “Jack Hirose & Associates” or the group codes as follows:
Oct 23 – 25 … Event ID 81102
Nov 13 – 15 … Event ID 79484
Nov 25 – 26 … Event ID 79486
Nov 27 – 29 … Event ID 81272
Dec 2 – 4 … Event ID 83736

Room Type & Prices
Plaza / Courtyard Room- a queen bed or 2 double beds, mini-fridge
One-bedroom Condo Suite – a queen bed in master bedroom and a pullout sofa bed in living room, with full kitchen and in-room washer/dryer

October 23 – 25
Plaza – $189
Condo – $209

Plaza – $149
Condo – $179

December 2 – 4
Plaza – $159
Condo – $189


*please note, room reservations are subject to availability*

When booking hotel rooms, ask for the Jack Hirose and Associates corporate rate. To receive our corporate rate, rooms must be booked one month prior to the workshop date. Please keep in mind hotel rates may fluctuate.

Registration & Fees

Registration Early bird Fee Regular Fee
Individual 1 Day Enrollment $249 $269
Individual 2 Day Enrollment $449 $469
Individual 3 Day Enrollment $639 $659
Group 3-7 $619 $639
Group 8-14 $599 $619
Group 15+ $579 $599
Full-Time Student $579 $599

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

Fees do not include applicable taxes (5% GST).

Early bird cutoff date: November 18, 2019
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Monday, November 18, 2019.

Please review our Registration Terms and Conditions for information on our cancellation policy, payment policies, rebates, and more. You must agree to our Terms and Conditions to register for a workshop or conference.

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