Autism Conference: Maximizing Progress with Autism Partnership Method
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Maximizing Progress with Autism Partnership Method
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have amazing potential!
Despite deficits in language, social and recreation skills, children with ASD have the ability to learn to fully communicate and acquire the necessary social skills for them to have meaningful friendships.
Drawing from nearly 30 years of research and clinical application of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), Mr. Toby Mountjoy (M.Sc. ABA, CPBA-AP, BCBA, Director of AP) will discuss the most effective elements of treatment to maximize the potential of children with ASD.
The aim of the conference is to educate parents, caregivers and teachers on effective treatment to ASD, and to share expertise on ABA knowledge in terms of child’s behavior, language, learning how to learn and issues related to autism. Mr. Mountjoy will also share the strategies that Autism Partnership has developed over decades that have helped children reach their potential.
|Saturday, December 3, 2022
|9am to 4pm
|JV del Rosario Hall, AIM Conference Center Benavidez St, Legazpi Village, Makati
|Parents from worldwide with child with ASD
|Mr. Toby Mountjoy M.Sc. ABA, CPBA-AP, BCBA
Autism Partnership Director
|Early Bird (Deadline Oct 31): Php 1,200 per person
Regular: Php 1,500 per person
|Participants are offered with:
1. Complementary 1-month APSPARKS resource website subscription
2. Complementary parent consultation with AP consultant
Complimentary Parent Consultation are offered for the conference participants. For parents who wish to join the parent consultation, please indicate when submitting the online registration form.
4 Topic Areas
1. Facts and Fiction
There is a great deal of misinformation and confusion regarding issues such etiology, prognosis and treatment options. In order to effectively navigate the maze of ASD, it is essential to critically analyze the issues that parents and professionals confront on a daily basis so as to develop the most effective intervention strategies.
2. Maximizing Progress
Students with ASD have tremendous potential. Unfortunately, the expectations for students with ASD have historically been way too low. This has greatly affected how children are taught. Lower expectations have influenced decision on educational strategies as well as curriculum. Effective programing efforts can help our student’s reach their potential and most importantly maximize the quality of their lives.
3. Dealing with Challenging Behaviors
Disruptive behaviors such as aggression, non-compliance, inattention and not responding directly interfere with the learning process. Unfortunately, many of the strategies that are employed such as ignoring, timeout or reprimands are simply not effective in the long term. Moreover, they are often not practical for teachers and parents to effectively utilize. Surprisingly, reducing or eliminating disruptive behaviors cannot only be effective, but rapid as well as teacher and parent friendly.
4. “Learning How to Learn”
Acquiring “learning to learn” skills is absolutely fundamental in a child’s success. It is teaching children the process of learning. It is the foundation, perhaps the pivotal skill necessary for them to acquire all other skills. Often when a child is struggling in learning basic or even advanced skills, it is often because the child is deficient in this area. Learning how to understand feedback, remaining calm, and paying attention are just a few of the skills that are critical to accelerate the learning process.
|Toby Mountjoy M.Sc. ABA, CPBA-AP, BCBA
Autism Partnership Director
Mr. Toby Mountjoy is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and holds a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis. With over 25 years of experience working with individuals with ASD, he has been extensively trained by Dr. Ronald Leaf, Dr. Mitchell Taubman and Dr. John McEachin. Besides overseeing the Autism Partnership operation in Hong Kong, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Kuwait and Beijing, with over 230 staff, including psychologists, consultants and therapists, he has also provided consultations to school districts, agencies, and families worldwide. Mr. Mountjoy has also contributed chapters to publications such as “Sense & Nonsense” and “It’s Time for School”. In 2007, he founded the charitable Autism Partnership Foundation and AP School to offer more services for children with Autism.
For inquiries, contact us at
Phone: 02 86553094, 0998 9974171, 0917 6552552 or 0917 5046465.