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

The Pharmacy Profession

In her most important program to date, exclusively for The Pharmacy Profession, Barbara offers an incredible amount of crucial information for Pharmacists who are working with families who have children, adolescents, young adults and adults living with Autism. Upon completion of this 1-day certification course, Pharmacists can be considered to be “Autism Care Specialists” with “Autism Friendly Retail Environments.” Barbara will also share her own powerful personal story of her family’s journey with Autism with her son.

AUTISM CAREGIVER TRAINING – A PRACTICAL APPROACH to WORKING with CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS, ADULTS and FAMILIES LIVING WITH AUTISM ,

Autism 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 & hygiene, show super heightened responses to sensory inputs and often cannot tolerate the “regular” retail environment. Health ailments and manifestations go undetected … and untreated … far more than the general population. This program will help understand the reasons for and preventative measures for the many common manifestations as a result of living with autism

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 retail environments = having an autism friendly retail environment
• 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 business
• involvement and contribution in the world of autism

LEARNING OBJECTIVES :

• Learn what Autism is, how it impacts the person, the family and, ultimately, your business and your role as an Autism Care Specialist.
• Learn how you can make your retail environment “Autism Friendly” with Adapted Retail Environments.
• Learn how you can increase compliance – in your retail environment -- and in your customer’s home.
• Learn how to deal with challenging behaviours and overcome communication barriers when dealing with people with Autism.
• Learn how “Video Modelling” can be used successfully with Autism.
• Learn – now that you are an “Autism Care Specialist” – now what ? Marketing your business 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 and their families. 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
ACTI = Autism CaregiverTraining Institute
P: 905-709.9885 Cell: 416-821-7355
E: barblebo@rogers.com