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Autism 101
Starts: January 24, 2012 Ends: January 24, 2012

Autism 101

Tuesday January 24 6:30 - 9:00 pm

I suspect a child in my early learning/child care program may have Autism? What should I do?

Learn the what, where, why and how of autism and that autism is not a result of something parents did, nor is it a learning disability. Also, discover why some children “get” Autism and some children don’t and why Autism is now prevalent in 1/90 Canadian children when in 2003, the prevalence rate was reported to be 5/1000.

This workshop will review:

1. possible causes

2. early signs and symptoms

3. various treatments

4. teaching tips for care providers

Participants will also be introduced to the M-CHAT Checklist for Autism in Toddlers and will understand the differences between the numerous labels such as Classic Autism, Aspergers, and Persuasive Developmentally Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified

The presenter, Carla Fulton, works as an Early Childhood Education Instructor and Behaviour Interventionist (BI). She holds a masters degree in education with graduate level training in psychology, disabilities, and ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis). Carla is currently working with the Monarch Autism Centre in Burnaby to complete her
practicum hours towards becoming a
certified Behaviour Consultant

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