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STAMPPPII partner meeting in Brescia, Italy

Date: 12-15 Sept 2012
Place: Brescia, Italy

STAMPPP II partners will be meeting at the Brescia Conference in Italy to continue work on multimedia ABA and autism training pack. English version of SIMPLE STEPS available online now, will be available online in eight additional European languages from Oct 2013. It all started in Northern Ireland and we are bringing it to Europe.

photo from left: Stephen (University of Ulster), Paolo (Italy), Nichola (PEAT), Jacqueline (Netherlands), Loa (Iceland), Mickey (University of Ulster), 2 Italian colleagues, and Neil (BACB, EABA) (Karola, QUB, and Lise, Sweden, joined the meeting via Skype).

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Researchers celebrate World Autism Awareness Day 2 April 12 at our workshop entitled 'Supporting a child with Autism in mainstream schools (II)'

On 2 April 2012 we celebrated World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) with a workshop entitled: Supporting a child with Autism in mainstream schools (II). 32 participants attended the workshop which took place at the School of Education, QUB, 69 University Street Belfast, BT7 1HL.

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Autism Today, Summer Meeting 2012

Prof Dillenburger delivered paper on Evidence based practice: Applied behaviour analysis based treatments for ASD. Link >> 


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ASD workshop: Addressing Challenged Behaviour and Sensory Issues

Date: 28 September 2012 
Time: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm (Coffee/tea available from 9.30 am. Light lunch provided)
Place: School of Education, 69 University Street, Belfast

Facilitated by
Dr. Bobby Newman BCBA-­-D and Dr. Dana Reinecke BCBA-­-D
New York, USA

Dr Bobby Newman BCBA-D (room2grow.com) is Past President of both, the Association for Science in Autism Treatment and the New York Association for Behavior Analysis. He is a renowned author of numerous books on ASD and in his hands-on approach to challenged behaviours he shows how to best address every-day issues.

"Children diagnosed on the autism spectrum often are challenged by specific daily living tasks, such as eating and sleeping. These behaviors can be particularly tricky to address, as they often include both environmental and physiological components. A methodology for exploring these kinds of challenges as well as ways of addressing them will be provided.”

Dr Dana Reinecke BCBA-D is an award winning trainer and teacher in ASD at the Sage Centre for Behaviour Analysis, New York. She will address sensory issues and show how to overcome barriers to learning.

"Sensory issues commonly challenge individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). We will explore sensory-based coping strategies according to their functions. While some of these strategies may be described as sensory-seeking, others may be described as sensory-avoidant. In both cases, individuals with ASD may experience physical discomfort and distress. We will explore ways to increase the individual’s success in coping with sensory issues and how to provide alternative sensory experiences that are more helpful to the individual with ASD.”

Appropriate functional analysis can lead to a well designed treatment plan that is effectively and consistently
implemented. Practice in analyzing where and how challenges may arise and descriptions of how to address common errors in implementation will be provided.

Workshop fee: £60
Concession: £30
Parents, students, tutors, group/team

Register online.

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QUART Centre Initiative Autism Conference

Invitation to conference and Call for papers

"Ambitious for all: Current research in Autism Spectrum Disorder and related disorders"

One-day conference on 18 Nov 2011
QUB School of Education, 69 University Street Belfast BT71HL
Contact for more information: quartcentre@qub.ac.uk

The conference focuses on recent and current research regarding individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Local, national, and international researchers, practitioners, parent/caregivers, and individuals affected by ASD will have an opportunity to share their research findings and communicate and network.

The conference is organised in collaboration with local charities ‘STARS Autism Project’ and ‘Parents Education as Autism Therapists’, and student-lead activities at QUB. It will be of interest to professionals from a wide variety of disciplines, including Education, Social Work, Medicine and Allied Health Professions as well as families and individuals affected by ASD.

Keynote speakers

Dr Angelika Anderson and Prof Dennis Moore, Faculty of Education and Krongold Centre, Monash University, Australia

Dr Neil Martin has many years of experience in working directly with individuals and families affected by ASD and consulting with Education and HSC agencies.

Smita Awasthi, Director of Behavior Momentum, Bangalore, India, is an internationally recognised autism expert, therapist and staff trainer.

In addition, we anticipate a large number of research papers (15 min presentation, 5 min for questions). You are invited to submit abstracts before 30 Sept 2011.

There will be places for up to 100 delegates (allocated on a first come basis), free of charge (Coffee/Tea and light lunch will be provided). Download flyer and registration form here.

The conference is generously support by Public Health Agency HSC Research & Development Division and Stars Autism Project, Kilrea. Please feel free to tell everyone who may be interested in this conference. Looking forward to seeing you there.


QUART Conference Keynote address by Smita Awasthi avaliable from here.

QUART Conference Keynote address by Prof Dennis Moore and Dr Angelika Anderson avaliable from here.

QUART Conference Keynote address by Dr Neil Martin avaliable from here.

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2nd QUART Conference: Ambitious for All: Autism, Behaviour Intervention and Learning

Whitla Hall, 30 November 2012
9.30 am - 4.00 pm

A conference with a difference: setting local experience and expertise into international context, this conference is truly participatory, evidence-based, and person-centered. International keynote speakers will demonstrate hands-on how behaviour interventions can be utilized to enhance academic curriculum and build basic and adaptive life skills.

The ‘Call for Papers’ makes this conference uniquely hands-on. We welcome researchers, students, and professionals from education, behaviour support, and health (HSC), and parents and individuals affected by ASD to present their findings from evidence-based behaviour intervention and learning.

Last year’s QUART conference attracted a wide range of professionals from Education, Behaviour Support, Social and Health Care, commissioners, and inspectorate. Contribution £20 (£10 concession for individuals affected by ASD, parents, carers, and tutors).

Keynote Addresses:

  • Teaching academic curriculum: Effective inclusion in mainstream classrooms. Dr Carl Hughes is a Senior Behaviour Analyst at Bangor University, Wales. He has published widely about evidence-based procedures that enhance effective inclusion and academic advancement.
  • Building adaptive skills: Practical applications. Dr Mickey Keenan is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Ulster, Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Community Fellow (UU). He holds numerous awards for his research and contribution to the community.
  • Establishing the basics: Early behavioural interventions in Spain, Germany and Greece. Aikaterini Dounavi Visiting Research Associate QUB; PhD Candidate, University of Madrid; Director at Melody Centre, Germany and Clinical Director at Magiko Sympan, Greece.

Call for Papers
If you would like to present a paper at the 2nd QUART Conference please submit your abstract (150-200 word outline of your Presentation or Poster). Abstracts must be data/evidence-based and will be peer-reviewed. We welcome all levels of research. We especially encourage submissions from local, national, and international researchers, practitioners, students, and families and individuals affected by ASD.

Deadline for submissions: 30 Sept 2012
E-mail to quartcentre@qub.ac.uk
Peer-review decision: 14 Oct 2012
Accepted presenters (one per paper/poster) are automatically registered for the conference (free)

Conference Stands
This conference facilitates an ASD and behaviour intervention exhibition. Cost per table/stand £30. To discuss your requirements and book contact quartcentre@qub.ac.uk.

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Using Technology and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) to help individuals with ASD communicate more effectively

Date: Friday 25th January 2013
Time: 9.30am - 3.30pm
Venue: Peter Froggatt Centre 02/26
Cost: Full fee £50 / Concession £25

This workshop introduces parents and professionals to the use of technology, ipad and ipod, multimedia and AAC for helping individuals with ASD to communicate more effectively. A number of multimedia resources and apps will be introduced and participants will be shown how to use them.

Facilitated by Lisa Ruddy (QUB), Nichola Booth (Simple Steps), Lisa Domican (Developer of Grace App) and Fiona Wilson (Image2Talk). 

4 CEUs

For flyer click  here.

Registration for this event is now closed.

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Using Technology and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) to help individuals with ASD communicate more effectively

Date: Friday 25th January 2012
Time: 9.30am - 3.30pm
Venue: Peter Froggatt Centre 02/26
Cost: Full fee £50 / Concession £25

This workshop introduces parents and professionals to the use of technology, ipad and ipod, multimedia and AAC for helping individuals with ASD to communicate more effectively. A number of multimedia resources and apps will be introduced and participants will be shown how to use them.

Facilitated by Lisa Ruddy (QUB), Nichola Booth (Simple Steps), Lisa Domican (Developer of Grace App) and Fiona Wilson (Image2Talk). 

4 CEUs

For flyer click here.

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Educational Research at Queen's: How we're making an impact

Date: 15 March 2013
Time: 10am - 1pm
Venue: Riddel Hall, Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5EE

This show case event by four leading researchers will allow you to hear first hand about the School of Education's ground breaking work. The event will give you the opportunity to learn more about some of our key programmes of research within the School and the impact we are having not just in Northern Ireland but nationally and internationally. We will be showcasing the work of our four research centres. Each centre is led by an eminent international authority in their area. Under their directorship, the four centres are taking forward impressive and highly innovative programmes of research.

What unites the four centres is a commitment to impact and to ensuring that our research leads to real change in transforming the lives of learners and educators.  This event will give you the chance to hear specific examples of how this is being done in practice and also to learn about our ambitious plans for the future.

Everyone welcome.

Download the event programme here.

RSVP to Jan Speer (TEl: 028 9097 3041, jan.speer@qub.ac.uk)

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Using Science to Improve Educational Outcomes for all Students

Date: Friday 12th April
Time: 12.30 – 2pm
Venue: Cathcart Room (0G/007), School of Education 69/71 University Street.

Prof Bill Heward (Ohio State University)

Applied behaviour analysis (ABA) will be defined, some common misconceptions about it discussed, and 12 reasons suggested why ABA is ideally suited to help improve education. Five examples of teaching tactics derived from ABA that make instruction more effective (and fun) for all students in inclusive classrooms will be presented. Video clips of teachers using the techniques will be shown and participants provided guidelines and resources for implementing the tactics.

Target Audience - general and special education teachers, teacher supervisors, school psychologists, school administrators, teacher education faculty, educational policy makers

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Celebrate World Autism Awareness Day - Helping School-aged pupils with Autism succeed in mainstream classes

Date: Saturday 13th April 2013
Time:
 9.30-16.00    
Venue: 
Lanyon Building/Canada Room, QUB
Cost: Full fee £60 / Concession £30

Professor Bill Heward (Ohio State University)

Professor Heward is co-author of Cooper, Heron and Heward "Applied Behavior Analysis". This workshop addresses issues related to the question: What behavior changes produced by what techniques will accrue maximal success for students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in regular classrooms?This workshop will examine research-based interventions that help students with ASD learn a number of skill sets that autism experts consider critical for success in inclusive classrooms. Target Audience - general and special education teachers, teacher supervisors, school psychologists, school administrators, teacher education faculty,educational policy makers.

5 CEUs

Bill Heyward Workshop 13th April 2013 flyer.

 

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Precision Teaching Workshop (as seen on BBC News) (Postponed)

Date, Time and Venue: TBC

Precision Teaching Workshop (as seen on BBC News)
Dr Carl Hughes and Mike Beverley Bangor University, Wales will follow up QUART conference presentation on Precision Teaching with a full-day workshop.

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has had to be cancelled,  apologies for any inconvenience;
It is planned to reschedule the workshop, details will follow.

 


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3rd QUART Conference

DATE: 20th September 2013
TIME: 9.00-4.00 (Time updated to accommodate new Speakers)
VENUE: Whitla Hall, Queen's University Belfast

SPEAKERS
Minister Edwin Poots MLA  
Dr Lorri Unumb Esq. (USA Autism Speaks)
STAMPPPII Launch Team from Italy, Iceland, Sweden, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Norway, and England
Lisa Ruddy QUB, Postgraduate
Cillian McKerr (Student,UU)

EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE FOR PARTICIPATION AND INCLUSION
This is the 3rd Annual Conference organised by the Queens University Autism Research and Treatment (QUART) Forum, part of the Centre for Behaviour Analysis at QUB. Following the very successful format of previous years this is an all-day conference with a difference.

Setting local experience and expertise into international context, this conference is truly participatory, evidence-based, and person-centred. International keynote speakers will demonstrate how behaviour interventions can be utilized to enhance participation and inclusion through effective methods.

We encourage participation in particular from parent/carers and individuals with autism and those from the public services.

Presentations and posters are invited under the following four themes: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Applied Behaviour Analysis, Evidence-based methods for inclusion and finally, Participatory methods in and out of school.

Organised by the Centre for Behaviour Analysis, School of Education, at Queens University Belfast in collaboration with professionals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Conference contribution:
Professionals (£20)
Concession (£10) includes Individuals with ASD, parents, students, tutors, group/teams of 4+ Presenters (admission free for the person who presents each paper/poster).

Book online here.

Optional booking method details here

Conference flyer

3rd Annual QUART Conference 'Call for Papers':
The ‘Call for Papers’ makes this conference uniquely hands-on. We welcome researchers, students, and professionals from education, behaviour support, and health (HSC), and parents and individuals affected by ASD to present their findings from evidence-based behaviour intervention and learning. Presentations and posters are invited under the following four themes:
• Autism Spectrum Disorders
• Applied Behaviour Analysis
• Evidence-based methods for inclusion
• Participatory methods in and out of school.

quartcentre@qub.ac.uk Peer-review decision: 30 Aug 2013 Accepted presenters (one per paper/poster) are automatically registered for the conference.

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One Day Workshop for ABA home therapists and/or potential therapists:

PEAT will deliver a one day workshop for ABA home therapists and/or potential therapists to offer a brief introduction to Autism and Applied Behaviour Analysis.

The workshop will cover:

  • How your behaviour can impact on a child’s behaviour.
  • How to collect and record data effectively.
  • How to prompt?
  • Which data collection procedure?
  • How to be a good tutor.

The workshop will consist of presenting video for which participants have to observe and record data. Mock therapy sessions will also take place.
The workshop will take place at CBA, Queen’s University Belfast on Friday 27th September, starting at 10am until 3pm.
To book a place on this workshop you must complete and return PEAT’s booking form along with the required fee of £20.

For further information please contact PEAT directly on T 02890324882 or E. info@peatni.org

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Aggression Replacement Training (ART®) 3-day Workshop

DATE: 25th, 26th and 27th Febuary 2014
TIME: 10am - 15.30 (9.30 registration on first day)
VENUE: Queen's University Belfast
FACILITATOR:  Dr Børge Strømgren (Akershus Univ. College, Norway)
REGISTRATION: Workshop contribution £120.00, online event registration here

ART® has been employed and evaluated for over 40 years in schools, centers, and other agencies concerned with the reduction of violence and youth aggression in the community, school, and elsewhere. Extended studies have demonstrated its potency for skill learning, anger control, and recidivism reduction.

This three-day workshop introduces ART® to Northern Ireland and provides participants with the scientifically validated knowledge and skills to help adolescents at risk manage their own behaviour.

Participants will learn about the integrated aspects of ART® including Skill-streaming, Anger Control Training, and Moral reasoning training.

The 3-day workshop focuses on the practical techniques as well as refers to their theoretical foundations.

This workshop is of particular interest to those working with young people at risk and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit, and/or Obsessional/Compulsive or Conduct Problem Conditions.

Includes coffee/tea & light lunch for all 3 days
9.30 – Registration on first day
3-Day Workshop 10.00 -15.30 (each day)
14 Continuous Education Units (CEUs for BCBA/BCaBA)
Further information k.dillenburger@qub.ac.uk
For Flyer click here

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