Past Workshops

Past Workshops

Many individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders are at increased risk for other developmental, behavioral, and mental health problems. These additional challenges often mean that treatment and management options can sometimes be overwhelming, frustrating, and confusing.

This FREE workshop by Carmen Ragan Ability Hub’s Assistive Technology Ambassador is intended for individuals who are “new users” of the iPad. The workshop will focus on the basics - what to consider when purchasing an iPad, navigating the iPad and understanding the settings, as well as finding, downloading and organizing apps.

PLEASE NOTE:

This workshop was originally scheduled for Dec 12, 2013. However, due to certain circumstances was rescheduled for Jan 30, 2014.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

The ADOS-2 is a semi-structured, standardized measure of communication, social interaction, play, and restricted and receptive behaviours synonymous with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It is widely considered the ‘gold standard’ measure of behavioural observation for assessment and diagnosis of ASD. With updated protocols and the addition of the Toddler Module, the ADOS-2 provides a highly accurate evaluation of current behaviour in individuals from 12 months of age to adulthood, from individuals who are nonverbal to individuals who are verbally fluent.

Many individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders are at increased risk for developing at least one other psychiatric mental illness, compared to the general population. For family and caregivers, it can be difficult to recognize the signs and symptoms associated with mental health changes and mental illness.  Treatment and management options can sometimes be overwhelming, frustrating, and confusing.

Getting started with iPad technology can be a little scary. There are thousands of apps being added to the Apple App Store weekly, many of which are labeled as "Autism friendly", so it can be confusing at times to know which App to choose and how to get started.

If you are a parent or caregiver of an adolescent or adult with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and you are looking for strategies to make summer outings more successful, you will want to come to our next evening seminar:  “Optimizing Participation during Outings” .

If you are a parent or caregiver of an adolescent or adult with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and you have struggled with providing information about sex, please join us for a free workshop that will address this topic.  It is essential that information about Sexuality is given and that it is developmentally appropriate. If this has not been addressed to date, it is key to start now.  The good news is that you do not have to do it alone.

Areas that will be covered in the workshop include:

If you are an Adolescent or Adult with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and you are either attending or planning to attend post-secondary school, and/or looking for or have independent employment, please join us for this free workshop.

Very few people enjoy doing housework or laundry.  Having ASD doesn't make that fact any different.  This free workshop will help parents identify whether they are facing a compliance issue, a challenge regarding motivation, or an actual skill deficit with their teenager or young adult.

The Ability Hub is pleased to offer the UCLA PEERS® Training Seminar. PEERS® is an internationally recognized model in which professionals learn to teach youth and their parents social etiquette for the development and maintenance of friendships and social skills for teenagers with developmental and Autism Spectrum Disorders. The PEERS® Training Seminar is designed for professionals and educators who are interested implementing the PEERS® intervention in their clinical practice, or as part of their research program.

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