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Autism Partnership Conference

A Treatment That Changes Lives

Have you ever envisioned a future where every child with ASD can thrive and succeed? It’s time to unlock the key to transforming lives for the children.

Autism Partnership (AP) has extended the conference “A Treatment That Changes Lives “to Hong Kong on 23 September 2023. This conference aims to delve into groundbreaking advancements that have the potential to greatly enhance the lives of individuals on the spectrum.

We invited the globally acclaimed speakers to impart their professional knowledge on ASD intervention to parents of children with ASD and industry professionals. Engaging with the topics such as early intervention that changes lives and tactics to overcome challenges faced by children with ASD.

All proceeds deducting costs will be donated to Autism Partnership Foundation.

Event Details

Date:23 Sept 2023
Time:9am-5pm
Venue:10/F, 633 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Format:English (with simultaneous interpretation in Cantonese)
Topics:1. The implementation of clinical judgement in AP Method
2. The effective strategies in handling behavioural problems
3. Teaching spontaneous communication to children with ASD
4. Applying ABA principles in small-group teaching
5. Overcoming Challenges – Strategies for supporting the success of students with Autism in the school setting
1. The implementation of clinical judgement in AP Method

Toby Mountjoy (M.Sc.BCBA, BCBA, AP Director) 
Intensive early behavioural interventions based on the principles of Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) have been repeatedly demonstrated to be effective in improving functional skills, social skills, language skills and behavioural management of individuals with ASD. The progressive ABA, AP method, developed by AP over the years is aimed to maximize the progress of every child with ASD and to improve their quality of life. To maximize their learning progress, teaching must be carried out by the qualified therapists, with the use of in-the-moment analysis and clinical judgement, to teach the students all-around skills (e.g. learning motivation, attentiveness in class, language development, etc.). In this talk, the speaker will discuss the different methods and programs for students to make meaningful progress, and to assist the professionals and caregivers to improve the quality of life of the children with autism.

2. The effective strategies in handling behavioural problems

Kan Wong (M.Sc.,CPBA-AP, BCBA, Program Director)
Many children with ASD exhibit different levels of behavioural problems, including more frequent tantrums, disobedience to instructions, repetitive behaviours and even self-harm and aggressive behaviours. Since children with ASD often have difficulties expressing themselves, other people often have challenges in comprehending their emotional reactions and problem behaviours. These often cause unnecessary misunderstandings in daily life. These behaviours will also bring great stress to caregivers, and adversely affect children’s learning and social interaction. To effectively tackle these behavioural problems, it is critical to identity the causes of behaviours and the skill deficiencies in the children, and to develop a systematic plan to teach replacement skills. The speaker for this talk will discuss the behavioural issues in ASD and answer different questions about the behavioural problems of children with autism and to provide corresponding guidance.

3. Teaching spontaneous communication to children with ASD

Ambrose Cheung (M.Ed., BCBA BCBA, AP Behavioral Consultant) 
ASD affects the development of social and communication skills in children to varying degrees. Hence, enhancing their communication skills is an important part of teaching. Building effective spontaneous communication skills not only greatly reduces children’s problematic behaviours, but also support them in social integration. Through meaningful communication and interaction, their quality of life improves, and enables them to understand and cope with various situations in everyday life. The speaker in this talk will discuss the different types of language expression with video demonstrations and will teach the various communication temptation methods to motivate and promote their communication and learning efficiency with others.

4. Applying ABA principles in small-group teaching

Robin Ng (M.Sc., M.Ed., BCBA, AP Behavioral Consultant) 
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is an effective intervention for ASD. Contrary to popular belief, ABA provides a systematic approach to learning group training, supporting and preparing children with ASD to transit to schools and other natural learning environments, in addition to 1-to-1 instruction. In this talk, the speaker will explain how to identify whether a child is ready for group training and discuss how to design and implement group learning curriculum and the critical areas of programming to be successful.

5. Overcoming Challenges – Strategies for supporting the success of students with Autism in the school setting

Abbie Chan ( M.Sc., BCBA, Principal of AP School) 
Success in school requires more than just academic skills and can be particularly challenging for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Along with academic knowledge, students with ASD need to acquire essential skills such as behavioral and emotional management, learning how to learn, communication, social, and independence skills to thrive in a school setting. In this conference, Abbie, the principal of AP School, will address the challenges that students with ASD may face in the classroom and provide strategies for helping them acquire these essential skills. Case studies will be presented as demonstrations to illustrate the effectiveness of these strategies.

Complimentary Parent Consultation

45mins complimentary parent consultation is offered to the conference participants only:
– Only open to parents of children with ASD (diagnosed/suspected to be ASD) who have registered for the conference.
– Parents need to fill out a Child Profile Form provided by AP.
– For parents only. No child is allowed in the consultation.
– For parents who wish to join the parent consultation, please indicate when submitting the online registration form (Limited slots only).

Continue Education Units:

OrganizationProfessionalsUnits
The Behavior Analyst Certification BoardBCBA/BCaBA7.5
The Hong Kong Association of Speech TherapistsRegistered Speech Therapists4 CPD-ST

Pricing

CategoryEarly-bird promotion:
valid until 29 Aug.
Original Price  
ProfessionalHK$500HK$900元
Parents
*ASD report needed (first page)
HK$250HK$400元
Students
*Student card needed
HK$150HK$250元

Payment

Mr. Toby Mountjoy
M.Sc., BCBA, Director
Mr. Toby Mountjoy is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and holds a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Ms. Kan Wong
Program Director, M.S. ABA., BCBA
Ms. Lai-Kan Wong is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and holds a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Ms. Robin Ng
M.Sc., M.Ed., BCBA, Behavioral Consultant
Ms. Robin Ng is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and holds a Bachelor of Science (Psychology Applied) degree
Mr. Ambrose Cheung
M.Ed., BCBA, Behavioral Consultant
Mr. Ambrose Cheung is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Master of Education in Endicott College
Ms. Abbie Chan
M.Sc., BCBA, Principal of AP School
Abbie obtained a Master degree in Psychology of Education from City University of Hong Kong. She started working as a therapist at Autism Partnership in 2009 and is currently the Principal of Aoi Pui School.
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  • If you need the Participation Certificate, please apply from the “Application Form of Participation Certificate” at the reception desk on the conference day. It will be sent to your registered email within 2 weeks after the conference.
  • To apply for Continue Education Credits, please have sign-in in related Forms at reception desk upon arrival.
  • Each Registration No. is for ONE participant ONLY, the number cannot be shared with others either other family members/members of a group (will have admission identification checking).
  • Adults only, children under the age of 16 are not allowed to enter.
  • Registration cancellations will be eligible to receive a refund less a 20% service fee. Cancellations received 1 month before the conference date will not be eligible for any refund.
  • If necessary, you can transfer your admission to others ONCE. Notification must be provided to AP at least 7 working days prior to the conference date for changing the registration list.
Event Details
  • Language
    English (with simultaneous interpretation in Cantonese)
  • Start Date
    September 23, 2023(Sat) 9:00 am
  • End Date
    September 23, 2023(Sat) 5:00 pm
  • Location
  • Email
    workshops@autismpartnershiphk.com