The following answers are from Evaluation forms filled in by participants of our 1-2 day Certification course
to become Autism Caregiver Specialists.
 

BASIC CERTIFICATION COURSE

What I liked best about the course

  • Very interesting, a lot of info we can use in daily work/living
  • Teaching and lunch
  • This course was very interesting
  • That each child is unique and how to communicate effectively with them
  • To learn more
  • To learn and be skillful
  • The training, the food and the accommodations
  • Training
  • The information I got from the training
  • Nice teaching
  • The teaching, good explanation. Barb is an amazing teacher!
  • All of it
  • I enjoyed all of the information in this course. It was very informative and interesting. I’m looking forward to the Advanced Course.
  • Learning tips on how to calm people down
  • Learning how to deal with autistic people
  • Everything about the training
  • I liked the information given and the humour
  • Great lecture
  • Everything about the course, especially the video
  • The interaction, the group and the facilitator
  • Journey to Autism
  • Interactivity, resources
  • Very inspiring, valuable, handouts
  • Speaker full of energy, educated, hands-on and very honest sharing Braeden’s struggles, plus strengths
  • Was so informative and gave me a different outlook on Autism
  • Great job. I could relate to everything that you said. Routine plus education is very good to help the child and the family.
  • The whole course was awesome. I learned a lot about this course.
  • The overall content was very educational and informative.
  • I learned that in Autism, it’s important to have your child blood checked every year and have them checked for food.
  • Everything
  • Very informative.
  • The education, the handout.
  • Sensory and redirecting behavior.
  • Topics, speaker and handouts.
  • Enhanced my knowledge of Autism.
  • The reason why ASD can happen.
  • The tools we can use for work.
  • The personal experience.
  • Presenter was precise, direct, and informative. The time was good. Was worth the price.
  • Everything.
  • Every behavior has reasons.
  • That language was very easy to understand, the content and values.
  • Very interesting and informative. I learned more about Autism and the effects on lives, families and loved ones.
  • Funding for Autism.
  • The knowledge of Autism.
  • Very clear information in all areas of the seminar.
  • The pictorial representation and “First, Then” System
  • The information
  • I like the lecture and the lunch
  • The teaching mode
  • Summary of the book “Carly’s Voice”
  • The teaching tools
  • All of it
  • Personal testimony of the facilitator
  • The sincerity
  • This course confirms to me all what I’m seeing with member and I so much enjoyed the lunch.
  • Understandable teacher
  • I love everything about it
  • The teaching
  • Everything about the lecture and the lunch
  • I like presentation, experience and commitment to the field and ready to help the community and other professions in the field.
  • Passionate on the job
  • The class was so informative
  • The sensory considerations and Barbara has been a very good teacher.
  • Instruction was good
  • The learning process and the information shared
  • The study materials are detailed
  • Her teaching
  • Well discussed, the topics with visual aids and samples that I found very useful and interesting.
  • Very interesting and the way she used her own experience as an example.
  • Very educational.
  • The topic is very interesting and I learned a lot.
  • How to manage behavior of Autism.
  • The teaching and life experience.
  • Very complete, good pace, easy flow.
  • All the discussion was perfect and interesting.
  • The lecture was beautiful, so good.
  • I liked the way everything was explained.
  • The way the lesson was explained so clearly.
  • Meeting new people.
  • The lecture and how to deal with the behavior.
  • The facts and that it is so informative.
  • Everything that was discussed.
  • Meeting people.
  • The course content, presentation and involvement.
  • Real life experience
  • Everything is up to standards
  • Everything covered about autism
  • The bits about phrases to remember like “teach when you don’t need to teach,” and
  • understanding autism especially non-verbal cues.
  • The presentation described in full details
  • Everything!
  • Great information
  • Personal experience
  • So very informative
  • Everything-teacher information
  • The huge information that we got and the way Barbara explained it to us
  • This was an amazing course and I learned a lot. I like how it was taught and all we
  • learned.
  • How to deal with autism now
  • She is a very clear, excellent teacher
  • She’s good and explained the topic very well
  • Reinforcement
  • Thank you very much for this amazing opportunity. You are extremely inspirational.
  • This has totally surpassed what I thought the training would be. I loved how you
  • shared your personal story with us. I loved the info booklets & how in depth you
  • went. Your personality made this so enjoyable.
  • I love all the information & all the learnings that we learned today.
  • All the information. I learned a lot and look forward to the next class.
  • Because Barbara has North America's first-hand experience and the fact that she has a son with
  • autism.
  • I liked everything.
  • The instructor is amazing. I appreciate the real life experience. I admire the courage,
  • dedication & passion she teaches with, lives and fights for.
  • That Barbara is a mom of an autism son and used real samples from home.
  • How to cope with behavior.
  • Easy going teacher/mom (reliable) resources information, helpful and informative.
  • The facilitating style
  • I am being taught from someone with experience which is the best teaching you can
  • get.
  • Individual education plan
  • The lecture was great and grateful to complete the course
  • Good thing to have Barbara use her son to carry us along with the training.
  • Everything in classroom the way she explained to us. Lunch is the best
  • Everything. So much content. Amazing
  • Barb’s high energy & devotion to teaching the PSW’s & the inclusion of references to
  • her own experience.
  • Integrating so much of your personal information and your passion and frank
  • discussion.
  • The real life experience testimony
  • The whole program
  • I liked the class so much.
  • All topics and way of teaching
  • The calendar
  • I liked everything; good knowledge, good communication skills. You gave us conclusion about everything we needed.
  • By using your own kid as an example, that made me understand my kids
  • I got to understand my kids better and it was educational to know something about autism.
  • I like the whole idea of the topic-how she explained the meaning of autism.
  • Details and examples of the topic
  • Teaching the child how to stop misbehaving
  • The instructor is very informed about the subject and the material is very informative
  • How the pictures are organized
  • How to value autism
  • The teaching was very informative
  • Really enjoyed Barbara and her open journey with her son
  • Material was easy to follow
  • Learning about the sensory needs and calming rooms. What I learned was above & beyond what I knew about autism-which was great.
  • The content of the course is very educational
  • All of the teaching
  • Stories about Braeden
  • Sensory integration
  • All the aspects of the course
  • The teaching was practical
  • The teaching was great & awesome
  • Everything-great job!
  • Honestly I loved it all
  • Everything
  • Firsthand experience / stories, helpful resources, very engaging
  • The organization of the booklet was phenomenal 
  • Pacing
  • Personal Story
  • Behaviour Lessons
  • Behaviour lesson
  • I felt like I was being jam-packed with information without feeling overwhelmed
  • the information given at the
  • I learn a lot about autism child so in the future I will know what to
  • It is very informative and interesting
  • I like how you focus on one thing and explain it well
  • Barbara’s experiences
  • The topics are being discussed properly and it was easily understood
  • I understand the explanation
  • Explain well the course
  • Explain with examples
  • Discussion was very casual – easy to understand
  • Learning about Autism
  • Visual examples
  • WSWS.  I have learned how to speak autism to kids
  • I learned about how to deal with autism special behaviour
  • I learned about Autism
  • I liked to learn their experience in Autism
  • The active teaching style.  I didn’t get bored even for a second.
  • The introduction.   The teaching style.
  • She has real experience so I learned a lot of things
  • The amount of knowledge and research
  • I love all the tips, information Barbara gave how to deal with people with Autism
  • The introduction
  • I get most of the knowledge about autism child, which one we don’t know even the autism p0arents don’t know too
  • Barbara has given us a lot of helpful information
  • How the lecture was delivered.  It really gives the true picture of how to take care of children with Autism
  • I liked so many activities to teach autism kids
  • That you share experience and we learn more from them
  • Barbara very knowledgeable.  I love attending this course.
  • Instructor is very nice and friendly and I feel so comfortable in this class
  • Lots of information and I would recommend this course for anyone
  • Most beneficial to me.  I have really learned a lot through her lectures on Autism.  A great job !
  • She has a very good mastery of what she delivers, knowledgeable and good materials too
  • The information given was very beneficial
  • All the practical knowledge that I got

What I did not like about the course

  • The complete course was good.
  • Questions interrupted the talk. We definitely needed more time.
  • People on computers typing
  • Nothing
  • I wish it was longer time
  • None
  • Un-numbered pages of the course book
  • Too little time for break
  • Not enough time to eat
  • It is a little bit rushed
  • So fast
  • Not enough time to explain the course
  • Lunchtime not enough
  • Time of discussion should be longer or even on days
  • Not enough seating cause too many students
  • She needs to prepare more copies for everyone
  • Better to have two Saturdays for enough time to read
  • Nothing to mention
  • I like everything
  • I have to study the notes tonight for tomorrow and it’s a lot of pages to cover.  I hope I finish it.
  • None.  All are absolutely great.
  • Nothing to this workshop.  I like so much strategies.
  • Nothing.  This course is Awesome.
  • Should be 2 Saturdays apart since we have a big thick book to study overnight
  • Suggestions and other comments

  • The course broadened my knowledge on children with Autism
  • It is a meaningful course
  • Great lecture by Barbara Lebo
  • Training was educational and interesting
  • You should write a book
  • Give more time to stretch and a table to write on
  • More interaction with audience
  • Help participants get jobs
  • Need more time to absorb information
  • We need more classes like this
  • Keep it up! Thanks for all the hard work putting up this and spreading information
  • and experience with us.
  • Don’t condense it. Maybe it could be taught over a few days.
  • Encourage more people to take the course so the caring of autism patients could be
  • done properly.
  • Make room for more questions
  • Using a projector would have been better than the photobook passed around.
  • More awareness to schools
  • I think Barb should start an agency
  • Individuals should be asked more questions
  • Role play
  • Felt really good to attend this course and see a couple of co-workers and members.
  • More courses so people can learn about Autism.
  • I would like to know more in order to help family in need.
  • It has to be 3-day training
  • Thank you so much for sharing your experiences and knowledge. It was an eye-opener. Also thank you for bringing awareness.
  • I should be included in the course of Personal Support Worker
  • Demos
  • I find the next level to give more for caregivers.
  • More classes on training.
  • Course should be longer and include more strategies to work with group of children.
  • The presenter was very good.
  • Would like to know if there is progress.
  • I suggest you get a bigger space
  • Less people in class
  • Really good training
  • Bigger venue
  • The course is detailed and educationally an eye-opener
  • The lecture was good
  • Keep up the good work
  • Try to include video examples.
  • Your expertise is outstanding.
  • I would like to work in this field and further my education.
  • I would like to advance further into Autism.
  • I would like to work in this field.
  • I want to be working in the field of Autism.
  • If you have more details, please keep in touch by email
  • I would like the community to have more facilities for the special kids
  • Use of projectors would be helpful
  • It would be helpful to educate the stigma from my community
  • Adding how to educate fathers and other family members
  • Getting the community to be aware of the special training
  • This course should be made available to all PSWs
  • Anyone can learn what autism is and understand it. There is not enough information out there.
  • I would like to see this course taught in all caregivers’ schools
  • Handouts are very helpful
  • Wish the class was a little longer
  • Want the course to be included in the school program
  • More personal experience
  • Just keep doing what you’re doing ! Excellent information.
  • Lots of information – thank you for breaking down all the info in such a simple way
  • There was not a single moment where my attention was not captured
  • Great Course !
  • I would suggest my family to take this class, and other family, teachers and caregivers … more people. 
  • I’d make lunch time 10 minutes longer?  I’d like to be further coached into how to approach the issue of diet with parents and group homes etc.  How to be successful in communication natural casein and gluten-free.   Actually have them implement and not reject the crucial practice
  • I would suggest more activities based on different areas and behaviour
  • I would love to learn more about autism child
  • There should be activities and make it more interactive for all
  • Use visual aids
  • I want to suggest to use video for understanding easier
  • I suggest more examples to be more clearer and have some basis
  • Can only be on powerpoint presentation especially the visual ones
  • I like to see a video program and special action
  • The course, information very helpful and very detailed
  • Allow extra days between Basic and Advanced course.  A co-teacher can be ideal as well.
  • Maybe give us more time to read the book – like two different saturdays
  • You’re indeed a great trainer.  Opportunity should be given to read further on the study
  • According to my point of view, I believe that this type workshop should be all parents
  • Keep sharing with parents so that they can learn more
  • More workshops should be given

Would you recommend this course?

  • YES
  • Absolutely
  • Yes!  Thank you Barb!
  • I would highly recommend this course
  • Every person in family with children with autism
  • EVERY SINGLE PARTICIPANT SAID YES !!!
  • Yes definitely
  • Yes.  This course is very helpful
  • Yes of course
  • Yes, for sure
  • EVERY SINGLE PARTICIPANT SAID YES !!!
  • Absolutely recommended
  • Yes – 100%
  • Yes I would recommend this course because everyone need autism knowledge.  Is very important for everyone.
  • Absolutely – it’s a very informative course
  • Absolutely, yes
  • Of course “yes”
  • EVERY SINGLE PARTICIPANT SAID YES !!!

What I liked best about the course

  • Touched on everything, very informative.
  • Everything explained (Autism behavior).
  • All the topics.
  • The topic about Autism.
  • The thing I liked best is the ABC, comment and rewards.
  • Speaker easy to understand, well spoken, lots to learn about Autism.
  • The whole course itself because it’s all based on experience. The handouts/folders contained detailed information.

Suggestions and other comments

  • Have Braedon here-maybe.
  • Everything’s perfect.
  • Happy teacher, teaches very clear.
  • More work outs and training.
  • More time and I want Braedon here to observe him more times.
  • Longer hours.

Would you recommend this course?

YES

ADVANCED CERTIFICATION COURSE

What I liked best about the course

  • I’m looking forward to reading all the information in the folder!
  • Everything
  • The presentation
  • Sharing your wisdom with us
  • Overall, course was good
  • Learning to deal with Autism
  • Role play to group
  • Presentation
  • Group exercise
  • The teaching and the materials
  • The group work
  • The presentation is good. I enjoyed the group activities
  • Everything about the teachings
  • The video modelling
  • We get lots of useful information on how to care for a child with autism.
  • The knowledge.
  • Demonstration of the course
  • Lecture room, materials, behavior
  • Liked it all.
  • The demonstrations
  • The group work & flow with the advanced material.
  • Everything was great
  • The teaching was excellent.
  • The practical sessions/presentation
  • The practical teaching
  • The explanation
  • Group activity, discussion, speakers sharing personal experience
  • Learning to taking care about Autism
  • The complete course
  • Complete package of brochures and materials
  • Everything
  • Very entertaining and educational
  • All the information given
  • Information and instruction
  • So much helpful information
  • Group work
  • All-this course was very interesting. I learned a lot.
  • She explains well about autism
  • Everything
  • Really enjoyed the group activities. Gave us a chance to apply & comprehend the
  • concepts of the activities.
  • The way the group involved
  • Group exercises
  • At the end of the 2-day training, I was able to identify the different behavior of
  • autism and what to do with it.
  • Group work
  • I loved how you deal with your situation. The whole course is great.
  • Group work
  • The information and data of knowledge you receive. Easy-going trainer
  • Real-life situations. Role play
  • The course content and the group work
  • I loved the program.
  • Sensory information interaction
  • Everything
  • The overall and the group work. The training wants me to want to do more for
  • autistic families.
  • The whole program
  • Info was great
  • Practical and problem solving.
  • Having a life example.
  • Meeting people
  • The training package
  • The training was well organized
  • It’s a pleasure to participate in the course
  • Applying what I learned
  • The facilitating style
  • The whole program
  • Info was great
  • Practical and problem solving
  • Having a life example
  • Meeting people
  • All the training package
  • Today’s presentation
  • It’s a pleasure to participate in the course
  • Applying what I learned
  • All the great information
  • Course material and content
  • Getting the information I need
  • Content of the program is very educational
  • It is an interesting course because the instructor is a living example of a person with an autistic child.
  • The different activities & all the handouts with information
  • Group work
  • Group activity and more information about the course
  • Like the way you explain the knowledge about autism. There are lots of things to learn about.
  • I liked the whole course
  • Doing the exercises and learning about sensory
  • Group work
  • The presentation and group work
  • The practical aspect of it
  • Hard copy content and intro till lunch
  • Watching others present their topics and hearing their strategies
  • Behaviour problems
  • The content
  • Barb Lebo talking about her wonderful son
  • It’s practical and very educative
  • Everything about the autism training
  • To control autism student
  • Gain knowledge
  • Increase the knowledge
  • Barbara’s experience is good source to learn
  • Very informative
  • Before I do something for solving a problem I have to collect the data.  I guess it is really good information.
  • ·         I don’t have to use negative words for negative behaviour
  • The presentation
  • There was a lot of information that was very helpful.  There were a lot of practical examples as well which was very good
  • I like the presentation and I learned a lot.  Especially the strategies and everything.
  • The presentation per team part
  • Group presentation
  • Good explanation and beneficial group time
  • Experience reality
  • The way instructor teaching with examples
  • I especially liked the group presentation part
  • Explained well.  give many examples
  • We are given the opportunity to present what we learned in the training.   We’re being evaluated and learned some additional information
  • The briefing of the summary at the end
  • Very informative
  • I like how we do exercise ourself, behaviour issues and much more
  • I like this course because I learn lot of knowledge about autism
  • I like the strategies to handle special needs kids
  • I really love everything about the training.  It really gives me a lot of knowledge and better understanding of autism children and their lifestyles
  • Practical part how she explain

What I did not like about the course

  • I feel that the group work was rushed
  • Too much time
  • Instructor is a little too “stern” when telling others they are “rude”, when they were giggling.  Try telling them they don’t need to try to make the presenter uncomfortable by laughing
  • Lunch is really a tad short.  I had no time to eat and go to the bathroom.
  • None
  • The duration of each class
  • Not enough time
  • Too many things to learn in a short time
  • I can’t speak English so I didn’t understand
  • nothing
  • crowded and not enough time for breaks
  • I would have liked more time to do the activity
  • Little time to prepare for the presentation
  • Not enough time.   less time for the training.
  • Nothing
  • nothing
  • I like everything
  • none

Suggestions and other comments

  • I suggest putting ideas on pieces of paper in a bowl and groups choose a paper. This would save time.
  • More practical and group exercise
  • Do more presentation learning centered
  • I enjoyed the course
  • More training
  • Very informative
  • Never boring
  • Very interesting
  • I wish you’ll keep on with this good work
  • More hands-on and role play
  • Suggestions
  • Not enough time
  • Should stretch it out to 3 days
  • Videos would be good
  • This course could be longer
  • Wee need more time
  • Definitely more group activities/scenarios
  • Like to know about older population-over 21-yrs.
  • Thank you for all the knowledge & experience you share.
  • Make it over a longer period of time
  • Every PSW should be trained!
  • This program makes me understand more how to take care of autism clients
  • Provide scenarios for group activities
  • More research on problem solving
  • Materials should be edited and compressed
  • Make all handouts in a binder
  • One-day seminar where parents and families with an autistic child can attend
  • More research on one problem and solving it
  • More hands-on training
  • The teacher is the best
  • Should be recommended for all PSWs
  • Should be introduced in a college program
  • You should use different places in the GTA
  • Because it is advanced, more group work and a multiple choice test at the end
  • I am so glad that I took this course
  • It was amazing
  • If possible, shorter time for group work
  • More seminars like this
  • More visuals
  • Barbara is the best teacher
  • Very good program
  • Number the pages in the kits
  • I would like if each class was two days
  • I need to learn and do exercise more
  • I need more time to discuss and share various explanations
  • Give actual activities for the class to be more interactive
  • Use visuals. For example videos of different behavioural situations and how to deal with them
  • More time
  • More group activities
  • It was not enough time to do group work
  • I want to see video of child with Autism
  • This course is very helpful and got more knowledge
  • More activities.  More workshops.
  • teaching with videos, more instructions on presentations
  • Barbara very knowledgeable and make us understand everything.  Lots of information.
  • I suggest this course should be each month
  • I will really like to work with you.  Great job, well delivered.  Love you Barbara Lebo.  Thank you for impacting more knowledge to me.
  • Would you recommend this course?

  • YES
  • Yes to teachers and caregivers
  • EVERY SINGLE PARTICIPANT SAID YES !!!
  • Yes
  • Of course !!!
  • sure
  • EVERY SINGLE PARTICIPANT SAID YES !!!
  • Yes
  • Absolutely
  • Yes absolutely
  • Absolutely Yes
  • Yes to all friends
  • Of course “yes”
  • Yes, I recommend this course to everyone
  • EVERY SINGLE PARTICIPANT SAID YES !!!

ADVANCED with HONOURS CERTIFICATION COURSE

What I liked best about the course

  • Very personable course, and so honest and genuine information and understanding how to support and teach someone with Autism.
  • Gain more knowledge
  • The calming room was great
  • I loved the way you set all his rooms and the activities rooms
  • I like Braeden’s room and how we can offer full trust to the parent home
  • Everything
  • It was practical
  • I love the calm room and Braeden’s room the way you coloured.
  • I like Braeden’s room, washroom and the calm room
  • The information that was provided was informative
  • To learn

What I did not like about the course

  • I really enjoyed everything today !
  • There was small space, too many people
  • Nothing
  • None

Suggestions and other comments

  • Barbara, I am so impressed with your energy and knowledge and dedication.  You inspire me to be the best autism mom I can be and support worker for others.
  • You’re doing a great job.  Keep it up and don’t relent please.
  • Thank you for showing us your beautiful home, and we learn a lot
  • Keep up the good spirit.  Hoping you long life for you and Braeden.
  • I wish I could get more time in class and also closer to my home.
  • I love everything and the way you explained.

Would you recommend this course?

  • Yes
  • Yes.  This is a wonderful course for a parent or someone who wants to work with children and adults with Autism.
  • Yes.  I will surely recommend this course to friends.
  • Yes.  I think it is great course for everyone to know.
  • EVERY SINGLE PARTICIPANT SAID YES !!!

 
 
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