In the world of autism support, communication is a bridge that connects individuals with their community, empowering them with the ability to express and engage. Hope Autism Services is proud to announce a groundbreaking workshop that promises to strengthen this bridge – a two-day, in-depth training on the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), set in the heart of Mississauga, ON.
PECS, developed in 1985, is a unique communication system that has transformed the lives of thousands across the globe. It is specifically designed for individuals with various cognitive, physical, and communication challenges, particularly those on the autism spectrum. This system, rooted in applied behavior analysis, teaches functional communication through a well-structured, six-phase protocol.
Our workshop, slated for Feb 29 – Mar 01 2024, is more than just a training session. It’s a journey into the world of PECS, guided by expert instructors with years of hands-on experience. Participants will delve into the nuances of each phase, from initiating communication with a single picture to constructing complex sentences and engaging in meaningful interactions.
What makes this workshop a must-attend event?
- Expertise at Your Fingertips: Our instructors bring a wealth of knowledge, ensuring that every participant gains a comprehensive understanding of PECS.
- Hands-On Learning Experience: We believe in learning by doing. The workshop includes interactive sessions where participants can practice and refine their skills in real-time scenarios.
- Networking and Community Building: Connect with professionals, parents, and educators. Share stories, challenges, and triumphs. This workshop is not just about learning a skill but about becoming part of a community that strives to make a difference.
- Resource-Rich Environment: Each participant will receive a kit of training materials, making the implementation of PECS in their settings seamless and effective.
Who should attend? Whether you are a professional working in the field of autism, a parent navigating the communication challenges of your child, or a student aspiring to specialize in speech therapy or psychology, this workshop is for you.
Beyond the practical skills, this workshop is a testament to Hope Autism Services’ commitment to enhancing the lives of individuals with autism. It’s an opportunity to empower, to bring change, and to be part of a bigger movement towards inclusive communication.
Remember, the ability to communicate is a fundamental human right. Join us in making this a reality for all. Register now at www.hopeautism.ca/pecs