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Thursday, February 27 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Flexibility Meets Rigidity

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This presentation would focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder from the lens of a supportive model. This presentation would be delivered through a narrative lens using real life examples of people Roopa and Rory have worked with over the last few years. Based on their years of experience working with people on the Autism Spectrum, Roopa and Rory would be covering the following topics: - Why do individuals on the Autism Spectrum engage in Challenging behaviors - Environmental modifications - we can’t ever fix the disability or the behaviour, but we can fix what is causing it and alter the environment - Supportive model: not asking the client to change instead adapting our approach to suit their needs. - Working around their idiosyncrasies and capitalising on their restricted interests

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Roopa Belur

Director, behaviour Supports, Entrust
Roopa Belur received her Bachelors and Masters in Psychology. Roopa worked in Birmingham, Alabama under the guidance of Dr. Rebecca Dossett, a registered psychologist. During this time, her work focused on school consultations, psychological testing/assessments, diagnosis, life skills... Read More →
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Rory LaRocque-Walker

Originally from Drayton Valley, AB. In 2007 received a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Alberta. First taught the 2007-2008 school year at Win Ferguson Elementary School in Fort Saskatchewan. Chose to not return for a teaching position and worked next in the recruitment... Read More →

Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MST
(Westin - Leduc Room)