Macau Charity ASD Conference:

Maximizing Progress with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)



The Charity Autism Conference – titled “Maximizing Progress with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)”, co-organized by Autism Partnership and Macau Anglican College, will be held on September 30, 2019 in Macau.

Over the one-day conference, Autism Partnership Behavioral Consultant, Mr. Stevens Lo (MSocSCc, BCBA), will share a wealth of knowledge about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and 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 expertized ABA knowledge in terms of child’s behaviors, language, learning how to learn and issues related to autism.

Conference Details:

Date: Sept 30, 2019 (Mon)
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Venue:

Macau Anglican College, MAC Hall
(109-117 Avenida Padre Tomas Pereira, Taipa, Macau)
-Venue sponsored by Macau Anglican College

language: English
Fees: Free of Charge
Topic Areas : 1. Facts and Fiction
2. Maximizing Progress
3. Dealing with Challenging Behaviors
4. “Learning How to Learn”
5. Group Training
Target Audience: Parents, Teachers, Therapists, Social Workers, any other related Professionals
Available Seats: 300 seats
Registration deadline: Aug 30, 2019
Remarks :
  • Confirmation email will be sent out on or before September 16, 2019. Please be reminded to confirm and reply the email to secure your seat.
  • Due to limited capacity of the venue, participants who No Show after confirmation may see limitations to attend future events/consultations services by Autism Partnership.
Continue Education Credits: Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA): 6 points

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Speaker Biography:

Stevens Lo
MSocSCc, BCBA
Behavioral Consultant

Mr. Stevens Lo is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with a Master of Social Sciences in Mental Health from The University of Hong Kong. He joined Autism Partnership in 2005 and began working directly with students in one-on-one, social group and school settings.

Starting from 2010, Mr. Lo has been providing overseas consultations to families in Australia, Indonesia, Philippines and South Africa on a regular basis. Apart from providing consultations, he has also been conducting trainings and workshops for professionals in those countries. Currently Mr. Lo is a Behavioral Consultant in Hong Kong office. In addition to providing supervision to individual cases, he is also responsible for providing trainings and workshops for parents and other professionals in Hong Kong.


About Macau Anglican College

Macau Anglican College opened in 2002 as a private, experimental school in the Macau education system. It is an Anglican Foundation College that receives professional advice and financial backing from the Anglican Church in Hong Kong. The school has Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary sections, and a total enrolment of approximately 1400 students. This school follows a curriculum approved by the Macau education department (DSEJ). The Primary and Secondary sections use the Cambridge international curriculum for most academic subjects and carefully integrate this with DSEJ requirements. Their vision is to inspire a new generation of learners to become successful and confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors. Macau Anglican College achieves their vision through upholding our three core mission values – a multicultural outlook, maximizing potential, and being all-inclusive!



5 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 be 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 often are not practical for teachers and parents to effectively utilize. Surprisingly, reducing or eliminating disruptive behaviors can not only be effective but rapid as well as teacher and parent friendly.

4. “Learning How to Learn”
Acquiring “learning to learn” skills is absolutely pivotal 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 beginning 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.

5. Group Training
Traditional ABA is mostly associated with one-to-one instructions. However, at Autism Partnership we strongly believe that group teaching is a critical part of the intervention process.

In the conference we will discuss how ABA principles can be used to teach and manage students with ASD in group. Through videos and examples, we will also discuss the application of reinforcement, behavioral management, learning-how-to-learn skills, and the necessary planning and teaching strategies.


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Enquiries

Ms. Doris Zhao
Email: workshops@autismpartnershiphk.com
Tel: 2174 6818