NR.IE18.001CG Autism Inside Out
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Autism Inside Out
Presented by: Kimberly Barthel
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre 11633-100 St, Grande Prairie, AB GET DIRECTIONS
About the Session:

Hosted in partnership with Peace Collaborative Services

This two-day workshop will provide clinicians with enhanced evaluation and intervention skills in the sensory treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This dynamic learning opportunity will aid therapists in the fine tuning of their clinical reasoning, analysis skills and intervention methods through a variety of learning modalities. Through video analysis and live demonstrations, therapists will have the opportunity to observe and problem solve the nuances of sensory processing intervention, attachment relationship intervention and arousal based management for children with Autism. Participants must have a working knowledge of the behavioural manifestations of ASD and a beginning understanding of sensory processing theory.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • identify 5 sensory contributions to behavioural challenges and emotional dysregulation.
  • identify 2 aspects of relationship that are used as a therapeutic tools in the treatment of autism.
  • implement 3 treatment techniques and/or sensory strategies to assist clients with autism in modulating arousal and learning self-regulation.
  • accurately synthesize 3 sensory contributions to the aspects of autism related to motor dysfunction.
  • develop a repertoire of 5-6 sensory strategies to enhance motor skills through alteration of the environment and therapeutic intervention of the autistic client.

Lunch included.

About the Presenter(s):
Kimberly Barthel

Kim Barthel is an award-winning occupational therapist, world-renowned speaker, trans-disciplinary teacher and best-selling author, actively supporting function and healing in many cultures. A pioneer in reinforcing the importance of relationship, she is known for blending the science of cutting-edge developments in neurobiology with the art of compassionate inquiry. With 35+ years as an OT, Kim’s passionate interests include Complex Behaviour, Mental Health, Attachment, Sensory Processing and Trauma-Informed Practice. Kim’s mission is to support the conscious evolution of the human spirit.

Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
Photography Release:
This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

Registration Fee:


Registration Deadline:

October 31, 2017


Adult Service Provider/Fournisseur de services pour adultes, Counselors/Conseiller en orientation scolaire, Health Care Practitioner/Professionnel de la santé

Grade Level:

Adult Education/L'éducation des adults, K-12/Tous niveaux Maternelle à 12

Course Code:


Registration Notes:

Please note that Kim will have copies of her book, the national best-seller “Conversations with a Rattlesnake” with hockey legend and trauma advocate Theo Fleury, for sale at the event.  Copies will be $30.00 and she accepts cash, cheque and credit card.

Special Cancellation Policy

Cancellation prior to October 1, full refund less service fee.

Cancellation October 1-15, 50% refund.

Cancellation after October 15, no refund.

You are welcome to send another participant in your place if you are unable to attend, please send email with new participant update to