Video #1 – A Community Partners Presentation

This presentation introduces viewers to Autism Spectrum Disorder and how Applied Behaviour Analysis can support individuals and their families. The information provided is meant for those whom ABA is a novel concept and have not had previous exposure to ASD and/or ABA.

Course Price – Free

Participants will: 

  • Learn about evidence-based practice for treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Learn how to navigate Applied Behavioural Analytic services for a child with ASD
  • Be introduced to the 100 Day Tool Kit developed by Autism Ontario for young children and school age children

Laura Dignard is the Program Manager, as well as a Clinical Supervisor at AlphaBee.  Laura is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and is also certified in the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM).  Laura has worked extensively with individuals with Autism and other developmental disabilities, utilizing the principles of ABA with a particular focus on Verbal Behaviour. She has extensive experience with the assessment, development, and implementation of behaviour reduction and skill-building programs resulting in the development of functional skills and a better quality of life for her clients. Laura has presented at ABA and Special Education conferences as well as developed training workshops for parents, educators, community members, and ABA professionals. Laura is also a member of ONTABA.

Sonia Stellato is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) who works as a Senior Therapist at AlphaBee, she is also certified in the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM).  In her current role she works primarily with children diagnosed with ASD and their families to develop skills both in the home and at school. She works with instructor therapists to complete comprehensive training and skill development to better support the families she works with. Sonia has also had experience working with teenagers and adults who have a dual diagnosis and required complex care and support. As a behaviour therapist she has worked as part of multidisciplinary teams striving for the best outcomes for all those she supports.