ESDM CERTIFIED THERAPISTS AND FUNDRAISING FUN FAIR INFORMATION!

ESDM CERTIFIED THERAPIST

We are pleased to announce that we have two Behaviour Consultants(BCBA) who are certified ESDM therapists.

Sara Shababi Shad – Accepting new clients

Joanna Chinn – On leave

Please view their profiles here

The Early Start Denver Model is an evidence-based, comprehensive, play-based approach to teaching toddlers and preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ESDM uses play to increase children’s interest in activities and people and improves their language and communication skills and self-expression. The focus is on communication, relationship skills and play.

The ESDM curriculum defines the skills to be taught at any given time and indicates a set of teaching procedures used to deliver this content. The early intervention program integrates a relationship-focused developmental model with the well-validated teaching practices of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The core features include:

  • Naturalistic applied behavioral analytic strategies
  • Sensitive to normal developmental sequence
  • Deep parental involvement
  • Focus on interpersonal exchange and positive affect
  • Shared engagement with joint activities
  • Language and communication taught inside a positive, affect-based relationship.

ESDM certified therapists complete a training workshop and then submit videotapes showing them using ESDM techniques in therapy sessions. Certification requires that the therapist demonstrates the ability to implement ESDM techniques reliably and according to high standards set by leading ESDM therapists. This ensures that a certified professional has the knowledge and skills to successfully use the teaching strategies with children with autism

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ASD Summer Jamboree Program 2019!

Jamboree is an amazing opportunity for children on the Autism spectrum to gain experiences and engage in opportunities in a wide range of social and community skills. Certified BCBA’s/BCaBA’s run the program and all other program leaders have extensive experience in ABA, Verbal Behaviour and working with children with Autism.

For more information on the program please visit our website page ASD Summer Jamboree

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TEACH ME TO BE SOCIAL! For Ages 4 to 6

This 9-week social group is aimed at teaching introductory social skills to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Curriculum is based in part on work by Michelle Garcia Winner (Social Thinking).  The program is run by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and includes parent involvement sessions.

For more information please visit our website page for Teach Me To Be Social!

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PEERS FOR TEENS Grades 7 – 12

PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) is a 14-week social skills program that teaches middle and high school students, with high functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome, to make and keep friends.

Starts in February 2019!  For more information please visit our website page for Peers For Teens

 

Free Workshop November 28th in Squamish on Navigating the Maze of Autism Services

DATE: Monday November 28th, 2016
TIME: 5:30pm to 8:00pm
LOCATION: Squamish Public Library (Multi Purpose Room), 37907 2nd avenue Squamish, B.C.
COST: Free

For more details click here: https://abacentre.ca/parent-resources/training-workshops/

We have a new Burnaby location for school this fall!

Our Fawkes Burnaby school is NOW OPEN!  GABA Burnaby is scheduled to open October 2016.  The location is: #103-4181 Hastings Street
Burnaby, BC, V5C 2J3

 

More information here.

Dr. Suzanne Jacobsen’s Autobiography on Her Family’s Journey Advocating Her Son Just Released!

Dr. Suzanne Jacobsen’s autobiography/biography on her family’s journey advocating for her son has just been released!  Must read!  Find it here http://friesenpress-accounts.appspot.com/bookstore/title/119734000005076162

An eBook versions is also available.

ABALC translates the ABLLS-R into Chinese!

ablls r chineseABALC Program Supervisor, Bella Chan, has been working with Dr. James Partington to translate the ABLLS-R into Simplified and Traditional Chinese. Dr. Partington visited ABALC in April to review the translation, visit our programs, and do a presentation for families of children with autism.