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Back to School for Professionals

112 Merton ST
Ontario, Canada
M4S 2Z8
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The impact of trauma on typically developing children is becoming increasingly documented. For children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the impact is often cloaked and camouflaged in aberrant behavior and the features of PTSD masquerading as Autism, leading those who provide intervention grappling with incredibly complex situations. What we have learned about trauma in the past ten years requires that we dig deeper and unravel the neurology of the response (a.k.a. behavior). We suspect that persons with ASD may be at greater risk of experiencing trauma based upon the high victimization rates and significant stress coupled with limited coping skills.


This presentation will provide participants with the following information::

1. The impact of trauma on brain development
2. Potential trauma events that persons with ASD may experience
3. Strategies to prevent traumatic events in the lives of persons with ASD
4. Strategies to mitigate the impact of trauma
5. Development of trauma sensitive behavior intervention plans


Early Bird Rate: $224

Register by September 27, 2019 to receive a 10% discount off the regular price.
Group Discount:

Register 4 people and get the 5th FREE (not applicable for recording).

A light lunch will be provided.


Register at Geneva Centre for Autism Training.

Name: Back to School for Professionals
Price: $249.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
Address: 112 Merton ST
Ontario, Canada
M4S 2Z8
Date: Thursday October 24, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Categories: Community Event