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Listed below are webcasts preseneted by Lake Ridge Community Support Services personnel. The webcasts were Video training opportunities that were broadcast over the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) in conjunction with the Community Networks of Specialized Care.

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Does Mindfulness Really Work?

Presenters: Jess Janssens, Jim Haesen

Given the reach of mindfulness and its huge popularity, it is not surprising that practitioners and researchers working with children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have started to explore the potential of mindfulness-based interventions with these individuals and their families and caregivers. Mindfulness is a mind-body based approach that helps people change the way they think and feel about their experiences, especially stressful experiences. In this workshop participants will receive an overview of what mindfulness is and explore the research on the effectiveness of mindfulness for individuals with ASD.


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Technology in Action

Presenters: Alisa Geller-Obouhov, Ellen Spittle

This workshop provides an overview of technology and media based tools and strategies currently used by families, researchers, and practitioners for individuals with ASD as well as the tools used by individuals with ASD themselves. It considers strengths and needs of individuals across the Autism Spectrum from those who are nonverbal and require augmentative and alternative communication for basic communication, to those individuals who are verbally and fully included with typical peers and who benefit from technology that enhances their social skills and social awareness and describes selected technology-based supports that address them.

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Life After Secondary School

Presenters: Sarah Arnold, Alyssa Branson

This workshop introduces essential skills to teach adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder crucial for a successful transition into adulthood. The essential skills include how to teach self-advocacy and assertiveness; how understanding what their diagnosis means for them; and celebrating strengths and navigating challenges. Participants will be provided with a variety of community involvement information and teaching resources.


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SHARING ON THE WILD, WILD, WEB: Preserving Confidentiality and Professionalism

Presenters: Scott Wildman, Dawne Wyers

All too often people jump into using social media for professional use without fully understanding it. There are many reasons why you may or may not want to build your professional presence using social media. The reasoning may be different for everyone, but by thinking it through, you will be on a better path to finding success in your endeavors.

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