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Full-Day Workshop

Seminar: Person-Centred Active Support

Direct observation in many settings that support people with autism and intellectual disability shows that people spend a lot of time doing little or nothing. Underactivity is related to physical health problems, depression, and learned helplessness.

Person-centred Active Support is an evidence-based approach to supporting people with autism and intellectual disability that:

  • Guides you in giving the right amount of support so the person can engage in meaningful activities and social relationships
  • Improves their quality of life
  • Puts human rights principles of disability policy into practice
Dates:19 Jun 2023 (Mon)
Time:9.00am - 5.00pm (Singapore Standard Time GMT+0800)
Venue:Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium.
317 Outram Road
Singapore 169075
Speaker: Amanda Reed

Amanda is a speech pathologist with a Masters in Applied Linguistics. She has worked in the field of autism, across a range of settings and services, for over 30 years. Amanda has most recently worked as a Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner in regional New South Wales and Victoria, Australia, a role which involved working with families to build capacity in managing the family member with autism. Amanda has facilitated workshops for professionals and families on the features of autism, the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), teaching critical communication skills, applied behaviour analysis, rewards and reinforcement, and positive behaviour support. She has worked collaboratively with families, schools and allied health professionals to implement supports to improve the quality of life of individuals on the autism spectrum and has consulted to autism programs internationally. Amanda is passionate about ensuring that individuals with autism have functional communication skills and that positive behaviour support is used to create an autism-friendly environment and to improve quality of life.

Course Outline
  1. What is Quality of Life, and why is it important?
  2. What is values-based practice?
  3. Principles of Active Support
  4. Visual supports
  5. Structural supports
  6. Prompting
  7. Putting Active Support into practice
  8. Supporting staff to implement Active Support
  9. Q & A
Course Objectives

On completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Define and describe Quality of Life
  2. Define values-based practice
  3. List the four essential principles of Active Support
  4. Describe how to put Active Support into practice
Who Can Benefit?

This workshop is appropriate for parents, teachers, support workers, occupational therapists, speech pathologists and psychologists.

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$)
22 Mar 2023 420
Normal Till Full 470