North America’s first and only 1-day First Responders Autism Service Provider Training Certification Course :

We are committed to working with you. If there is anything listed below that you might want more of …. or less of … no problem. Just let us know and we can custom design a program for you. Please note that we are able to be flexible in how many hours of training you might want.

FIRST RESPONDERS HEALTHCARE PROVIDER TRAINING – A PRACTICAL APPROACH to WORKING with CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS & ADULTS WITH AUTISM

• Autism Caregiver Training -- exclusively designed -- for Front-of-the-Line First Responders

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:

• Autism – what it is – what it means
• Your Role as an Autism Care Specialist
• biomedical considerations
• increased safety issues = 24/7 supervision
• 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 modelling
• 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
• advocacy … advocacy and more advocacy
• seizures
• all the way to adults with autism
• so now you’re an Autism Care Specialist = marketing your practise
• involvement and contribution in 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 all First Responders … and anyone working with … or wanting to work with children / adolescents / young adults / adults with Autism.
Valuable for anyone allied to the field.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Learn what Autism is, how it impacts the patient, the family and your role as a Service Provider Autism Care Specialist.. This presentation is intended to provide information about how characteristics of ASD influence communication & behaviour and how those characteristics result in deficits in self-care for the person living with ASD. Issues reviewed will include skills needed for effective communication and why and when these are impaired for children/youth/adults with ASD, difficulties can occur.

Learn how to understand Sensory Issues and Adapted Environments. This presentation will include information about sensory differences that may be present in children/youth/adults with ASD. It will include a review of behaviours that may be related to over-responsiveness/under-responsiveness to sensory input as well as sensorimotor integration issues that may impact motor planning and coordination. Information and strategies to support improved participation will be discussed.

Learn how you can increase compliance – working with families – working with school teams – and at your patient’s home. The link between ASD, behaviours and compliance. This presentation explores basic principles of behaviour, including the nature of reinforcement, behaviour function, and how behaviour is strengthened to increase the likelihood it will happen again (or not happen again).

Learn how to deal with challenging behaviours and overcome communication barriers when dealing with people with Autism. This presentation will include plans for behaviour change with ways to improve first responders’ / healthcare providers’ overall well-being along with the well-being of the person with ASD; strategies for preventing problem behaviours; and lastly, what to do when problem behaviour occurs to reduce the likelihood of strengthening it or escalating, to help insure the health & safety of all involved.

Learn how “Video Modelling” can be used successfully with Autism.This presentation will include general information about intervention approaches to support communication development. Specifically, Video Modelling for use for many health, medical and daily living aid related issues.

Learn – now that you are an “Autism Care Specialist” – now what ?This presentation will consider your (hopeful) future increased involvement with the world of Autism.




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
ACTI = Autism CaregiverTraining Institute
P: 905-709.9885 Cell: 416-821-7355
E: barblebo@rogers.com