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Location: SFU Downtown Campus - Harbour CentreVancouver, BCPresented by: Brenda Fossett, Ph.D., BCBA-DUniversity of Alberta, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology
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This presentation will provide an overview of technology and software applications that can facilitate communication and learning for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Participants will see a number of apps in use for the Apple iPad and will leave with a list of apps that they can use with their children or students. This session will also introduce participants to the Boardmaker Software Family and focus on learning to use this application to create activities to teach vocabulary, sentence construction, math and other concepts. Join us for a dynamic day of creative apps!
Dr. Brenda Fossett is well known as an excellent teacher with a gift for finding innovative ways of using technology to create motivating and meaningful learning opportunities for children with special needs. She is an assistant professor in in the area of autism and developmental disabilities in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta. Brenda began her career as a teacher of deaf students with developmental disabilities, and she has also worked as a behaviour consultant and an instructor at both UBC and Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Her primary areas of interest include augmentative communication, positive behavior support, and literacy instruction, particularly for persons who are deaf and have autism or other developmental disabilities.
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In order to stretch the funds participants have available, ACT negotiates preferred rates at city hotels. Please look below for hotel details including links to directions.
Delta Vancouver Suites - 1-888-663-8811 http://www.deltahotels.com/autismcommunitytraining/ajjYou must request ACT's Corporate Rate when registeringYWCA Hotel - 1-800-663-1424 www.ywcahotel.comYou must mention the non-profit rate when registering for preferred rates
Empire Landmark Hotel - 1-800-830-6144 www.empirelandmarkhotel.com You must mention Autism Community Training is a member ofEmpire Corporate Services when registering for preferred rates.
Century-Plaza Hotel & Spa1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver BC V6Z 1Y5
Phone: 1-800-663-1818 or 604-687-0575Fax: 604-682-5790Email:
You must mention Autism Community Training when asking for preferred rates.
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“Brenda is an amazing presenter -> engaging, enthusiastic and knowledgeable.” (professional from Vancouver)
“Repeat it again so that I can tell others to attend, too.” (professional from Squamish)
“Excellent and timely topic.” (parent from North Vancouver)
“Energetic approach, dynamic, variety of areas and apps; very educational.” (parent from Vancouver)
“Love all the free stuff tips! Thanks so much." (parent from Abbotsford)
“Very much an eye opener.” (para-professional from British Columbia)
“Lots of great app suggestions with ideas of how to use them.” (professional from Vancouver)