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Autism in the Early Childhood Setting - Advancing Our Practice

Intended For: Supervisor/Director, Registered ECEs, Home Child Care Visitors, Early Childhood Assistants, Home Child Care Providers, Designated Early Childhood Educators, Full-Time Students, All Professionals

Date: May 25, 2019

Time: 09:30 AM - 03:00 PM

Fee: $75.00 (Plus HST)

Current Availability: 0


This one day conference is designed for early childhood education professionals who are interested in advancing their practice for children who have a diagnosis on the autism spectrum.  The focus will be on practical strategies to help children maximize progress on their developmental goals.  The strategies presented are evidence-based and informed by the realities of a classroom context as well as lived experience from persons diagnosed with autism.  Emphasis will be placed on actionable teaching techniques, however, the research and theoretical foundations will be introduced as well. 

Coffee, tea and a full lunch will be provided, with an opportunity to network over lunch with other professionals.  Vendors will also be onsite, with relevant resources for sale.

                Pay parking is available on site, cost of $6.00.

                Please advise if any food or accessibility accommodations are required

                For additional information or accommodations please contact Ruth Montgomery at (416) 425-6220 ext. 6307

Session Objective

- Participants will advance their teaching techniques in working with children with autism

- Participants will gain an understanding of research and theoretical foundations that will inform intervention

- Participants will have the opportunity to network with other professionals




Timing Name and Description Location
9:30 am - 9:45 am

Morning Snack

Timing Name and Description Location
9:45 am - 10:00 am

Welcome Speech and Land Acknowledgment

Timing Name and Description Location
10:00 am - 10:05 am

Speaker- Raya Shields

Timing Name and Description Location
10:05 am - 11:00 am

Speaker- Jessica Brian

Timing Name and Description Location
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch and Networking

Timing Name and Description Location
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Speaker- Moira Pena

Timing Name and Description Location
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Conference Centre
1E200 - 150 Kilgour Road
Toronto, ON M4G 1R8

District: North York District