Improving the quality of life of individuals with Down syndrome.


2018-04 Spring Mini Conference & Annual General Meeting

21st April 2018

WRDSS members – no cost to members
Non-member – $25 each

Pre-Registration is required

8:30am – 9:00am Registration and Children Drop Off
9:00am – 9:30am Opening Remarks
9:30am – 11:00am
What can ABA do for me? Behavioural approaches to skill building in Down Syndrome

Speaker: Dr. Nicole Neil, PhD, BCBA-D - Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Western University
Dr. Neil is coordinator of the MPEd in Applied Behaviour Analysis and is cross-appointed in the Department of Psychiatry at Western University. Dr. Neil has been working with individuals with developmental disabilities for over 10 years.

This workshop will overview the evidence for behavioural interventions for building skills with learners with Down syndrome and provide step-by-step procedures for implementing intervention along with video illustrations. Participants will identify a learner with whom they work and document specific skills that warrant attention in that learner. Participants will develop an intervention protocol that addresses these skills using several intervention strategies.

11:30am – 11:45pm Break
11:45am – 12:15pm Annual General Meeting
12:15pm – 12:30pm Wrap Up, Kids return from field trips

Childcare and Field Trips
Childcare will be provided free of charge for all children registered. Onsite care will be provided by certified ECE workers. Offsite support will be provided by qualified workers with appropriate police checks.

• For infants and up to 6 years
Free childcare is provided onsite. Snacks will be provided.

• Kids aged 6+
Travel with workers to Skyzone for trampoline jumping with workers.

WRDSS Spring Mini Conference & Annual General Meeting

Location: KidsAbility Pavilion - Waterloo Site, 500 Hallmark Drive, Waterloo
Registration: 8:30 AM
Conference: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

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