Childhood autism spectrum disorder: Best occupational therapy practice - Mississauga, ON
12-Nov-2018 8:00 AM - 13-Nov-2018 4:00 PM
5400 Dixie Road
Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4T4

Childhood autism spectrum disorder: Best occupational therapy practice

Mississauga, ON

Monday, November 12, 2018 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. & Tuesday, November 13, 2018 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m (Eastern Time)

This two-day interactive workshop is intended for occupational therapy professionals, researchers and OTAs interested in developmental disabilities and/ or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) best practice. Participants will learn and apply scientific evidence, assessment and comprehensive intervention of children from infancy through school ages who are at risk for or who have ASD. Participants will engage in analyses and decision-making based on the person-environment-occupation (PEO) framework using case studies and group discussion.

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance electronically following the workshop.

Workshop topics:

Day 1
  • The evidence
  • Screening and assessment tools
  • Intervention protocols, techniques and approaches.

Day 2

  • Integration of the PEO model with the evidence
  • Goal setting
  • Program planning.

Goals and learning objectives:

After taking part in this workshop, participants will: 

  1. Define ASD best practice and be familiar with its evidence base.
  2. Identify gold standard assessments of ASD, including diagnostic and developmental measures.
  3. Distinguish between comprehensive and limited ASD practice.
  4. Develop a comprehensive practice plan by integrating PEO factors and evidence-informed intervention.

Target audience:

This workshop is intended for occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, researchers, educators and academics 

Please note: Each participant is responsible to ensure they apply the information within the context of their licensure, provincial/territorial legislations, institution regulations, scope of practice, etc.

Areas of practice

Mental health, cognitive, health promotion and wellness, client service management, researchers, and educators.

Client age groups

Young Children (0-4 years old)
Children (0-17 years old)

Workshop level:



Dr. Michèle Hébert

Dr. Michèle Hébert is the founder of two Quebec child and family organizations, Bourgeons en Éclat | Buds in Bloom, non-profit organization, and ABC Therapies inc. whose core purpose is empowerment by solving childhood challenges in partnership with parents, professionals, researchers and policy makers. As an ASD Leader of the Canadian ASD annual leadership summit on Parliament Hill and a member of the Clinical Advisory Group of the Autism Society Alberta’s Alliance, Dr. Michèle’s commitment spreads across provincial borders. Her research and education initiatives seek to optimize family and community outcomes for those living with a child who has a developmental disability or ASD. Her main research interest is in promoting evidence-informed healthcare and policy for timely, affordable, inclusive, culturally sensitive, personalized and cost-effective specialized services for these families. Audiences of 20 to over 500 attendees have participated in her educational classes, which are tailored to a variety of settings such as academia, education systems, daycares, national conferences, and local community venues.

Registration fees:

Early bird rates: Registration and payment completed by October 3, 2018

CAOT Member and Associates

Student Associates

Non member*




Plus applicable taxes

Regular rates: Registration and payment completed between October 4, 2018 and October 31, 2018

CAOT Member and Associates

Student Associates

Non member*




Plus applicable taxes

Please note that for the 2017-2018 workshops, CAOT has reduced the registration fee for all registrants instead of offering a group rate. When available, CAOT offers late registration for workshops at the regular rate plus a $50 administration fee. We will only be able to accommodate if there is sufficient space.

Registration deadline: October 31, 2018

*In many cases it would be more cost effective to become a CAOT Member or Associate rather than pay the non-member rate. See “Can a non-member register for a Workshop?” in our Workshop FAQ to know which membership category you are eligible for. 

Included with your registration fee:

On-Demand Practice Evidence Webinar “Childhood autism spectrum disorder best practise: Assessment and intervention considering person, environment and occupational components” (individual access), two-day workshop, electronic copy of presentation slide handouts, opportunity to network and make connections with other occupational therapists interested in coaching approaches, coffee/tea/water during mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks, one-hour Q&A webinar with the presenter approximately 2 months following the workshop, electronic certificate of attendance.

The Workshop registration fee has been reduced by $40 by not including lunch and snacks. Lunch and snacks are on your own.

Workshop location:

Sandman Signature Hotel Mississauga
5400 Dixie Road
Mississauga ON
L4W 4T4

Cancellation/refund policy:

All cancellation/refund requests must be sent to Cancellation requests received prior to October 31, 2018 will be given a 50% refund. CAOT will not provide a refund after the registration deadline.

CAOT reserves the right to modify the workshop title, description, registration dates and information on the workshop webpage. CAOT will notify participants on or before October 1, 2018 if there is insufficient registration by that date and reserves the right to cancel a Workshop due to insufficient registration up until October 15, 2018. CAOT reserves the right to modify the offering, interrupt Workshops, change the timing of a Workshop, cancel a Workshop or change the location of a Workshop due to the presenter no longer being able to present the Workshop, severe weather, power failure, building closures or other special circumstances that are beyond the control of CAOT by notifying participants as soon as possible. If the Workshop is cancelled by CAOT, registrants will receive a full refund of the registration fee. CAOT will not be responsible for other costs or expenses incurred by registrants as a result of any such changes.

Additional questions?

If you would like to inquire on accessibility options available to you, please contact or 1-800-434-2268 ext. 222.

If you would like to attend this workshop in another location, please complete this brief survey to let us know. Please note that the registration fee may vary from one location to another as there are different costs involved.

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