North America's first and only 1-2 day Autism Healthcare & Service Provider Training Certification Course.



In one of our most important programs to date, exclusively for The Dental Team, we offer an incredible amount of crucial information for Dental Hygienists & Dental Assistants, who are working with … or wanting to work with children, adolescents, young adults and adults living with Autism. Upon completion of this 1-day certification course, The Dental Team can be considered to be “Autism Care Specialists” with “Autism Friendly Practices.”


Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) now affects 1 in 58, with diagnosed rates continuing to dramatically increase. Autism Spectrum Disorder is the fastest growing and most commonly diagnosed neurological disorder (Autism Speaks, 2017). Due to the many challenges of living with Autism, including : communication; sensory; behaviour; gross motor; fine motor; daily living skills and more – this segment of the population is often unable to communicate pain, unable to maintain their own health & daily hygiene, show super heightened responses to sensory inputs and often cannot tolerate the “regular” healthcare environment. Medical, health, safety and daily living manifestations go undetected … and untreated … far more than the general population. This program will help understand the reasons for, preventative measures for and caregiving requirements for the many common manifestations as a result of living with ASD. We will delve into dealing with challenging behaviours and communication barriers as a result of living with Autism, as well as the impact for your role of being an “Autism Care Specialist.”

Topics include:
• From before diagnosis -- through diagnosis
• 1st steps to be taken
• Financial considerations and supports
• Funding -- and what to do while waiting for funding
• Workshops and support groups
• Making use of volunteers
• Biomedical Considerations
• Autism – what it is – what it means
• Acceptance & Awareness
• Your Role as an Autism Care Specialist
• increased safety issues = 24/7 supervision
• Therapies (IBI,ABA, Floortime, SonRise, RDI, etc.)
• Reinforcement, rewards, reinforcement schedules
• speech … speech and more speech
• PECS, Sign, Visuals
• OT
• sensory considerations
• social inclusion and modeling considerations
• behaviour
• daily living skills / compliance at home
• eating / sleeping / toileting
• playtime therapy
• video modeling
• the environment = adapted medical/healthcare environments = having an autism friendly practice/environment
• the school system
• working with support teams = the family / the therapy team / the school team
• Safety = Evacuation … Crisis Management … De-Escalation Techniques
• advocacy … advocacy and more advocacy
• seizures
• working with the medical industry
• all the way to adults with autism
• so now you’re an Autism Care Specialist = marketing your practice / marketing yourself
• involvement and contribution in the world of autism


• Learn what Autism is, how it impacts the patient, (and ultimately your practice) and your role as an Autism Care Specialist.
• Learn how you can make your practice “Autism Friendly” with Adapted Dental Environments.
• Learn how you can increase compliance – in your practice -- and at your patient’s home.
• Learn how to deal with challenging behaviours and overcome communication barriers when dealing with people with Autism.
• Learn how “Video Modeling” can be used successfully with Autism.
• Learn – now that you are an “Autism Care Specialist” – now what ? Marketing yourself and involvement with the world of Autism.

You will walk away from this workshop with strategies for dealing with behaviour, daily living skills, sensory issues and so much more – vital and crucial information.

Imperative for anyone working with … or wanting to work with children / adolescents / young adults / adults with Autism. Valuable for anyone allied to the field.

North America's first and only 1-2 day Autism Healthcare & Service Provider Training Certification Course

Barbara Lebo, for Braeden - MBA, BComm, CAAP, NIB
Director & Chief Operating Officer
ACT = Autism Caregiver Training
P: 905-709.9885 Cell: 416-821-7355