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Building Behavioural Solutions conference brings experts to Kingston

2018-04-13

The Centre for Behavioural Studies at St. Lawrence College (SLC), will host the ninth annual Building Behavioural Solutions Conference. The conference will be held April 18-19, 2018 at the Ramada Kingston Hotel & Conference Centre.

The conference will bring together experts in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis and will address such topics as working with young adults with autism after high school, compassion fatigue, ethics in behavioural consultation, and more.

The keynote will be delivered by Peter Gerhardt from the EPIC School based in Paramus, New Jersey, on the topic of preparing young adults to live independently. Concurrent sessions and workshops will cover topics such as sexual health education for those on the autism spectrum, ethics in consultation, compassion fatigue, and more. Other speakers include Amanda Kelly (@behaviorbabe), Lauren Martell, Dr. Farooq Naeem, and Bill Sparks.

"We’re very proud to have such highly regarded experts in the field speaking at this year’s Building Behavioural Solutions conference,” said Louise Chatterton Luchuk, Associate Dean, School of Community Services, St. Lawrence College. “This conference provides an unparalleled learning opportunity for SLC students, professionals in our community, and beyond.”

The conference also includes a poster gala by students in SLC’s Honours Bachelor of Behavioral Psychology degree program.

The Centre for Behavioural Studies at St. Lawrence College is a leader and innovator in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) training and programming. The team of experienced faculty and community partners are uniquely equipped to become a provincial and, ultimately, a national resource for applied research leading to new best practices, novel educational opportunities and multidisciplinary behavioural interventions benefiting everyone from individuals to families, and business to government.

The conference is sponsored by the Maltby Centre and is an ONTABA Satellite Conference.  The Maltby Centre is the lead agency for the Southeast Region Ontario Autism Program serving the counties of Hastings, Prince Edward, Lennox and Addington, Frontenac and Lanark, Leeds and Grenville. Services and programs are specifically designed to support children, families, agencies and schools dealing with children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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