Provincial: Understanding Challenging Behaviour

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(English Event Only) 

Registration for this event opens on January 29th at 9:00 AM EST.

There may be times where an autistic person engages in challenging behaviours as a way of expressing their needs and wants. A caregiver may become concerned because the individual appears unhappy or uncomfortable or are at risk of harm to themselves or others. Under these circumstances, it may be helpful to better understand what is contributing to these behaviours and consider obtaining support so that the autistic person can get their needs and wants met in an easier and safer way. 

Join Kristin Gunby (Behaviour Analyst, M.S., BCBA) and Bethany Brewin (Occupational Therapist, M.Sc.O.T) as we help you to understand why these types of behaviours may occur and guide you to where you can find support. 

This workshop is intended for caregivers of autistic individuals of all ages. 

Register now for this online session. The Zoom Meeting information will be sent to you following your registration.

Please note that spaces are limited for this event. Capacity limits for workshops give attendees more access to the presenter and enable more opportunities for conversation. If the workshop is at capacity, a waitlist will be offered.  


Bethany Brewin M.Sc.O.T., Subject Matter Expert, Autism Ontario

Bethany is an experienced occupational therapist living in Simcoe County. She attended the University of Toronto for her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. She has worked with children, youth, and families across Canada, as well as providing consultation services to childcare settings, schools, and community organizations. Bethany has presented on a variety of topics over the years, from fine motor skills to healthy eating. She is particularly passionate about connecting with the world around us through mindfulness: engaging our senses to connect with our surroundings. Bethany is part of Autism Ontario's "Subject Matter Expert" team.


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Kristin Gunby, M.S., BCBA, Behaviour Analyst, Subject Matter Expert, Autism Ontario

Kristin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) with over twenty years of experience supporting individuals with Autism and their families. Kristin completed her Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics at Brock University and her Master of Science in Behaviour Analysis from St. Cloud State University. Kristin has worked both privately and publicly as a clinician throughout various iterations of the Ontario Autism Program. She has also worked as an Applied Behavior Analysis Facilitator for a Public-School Board in Ontario. She has published studies in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavioral Interventions in the areas of safety skills, joint attention, and teaching presentations. Kristin is part of Autism Ontario’s “Subject Matter Expert” Team

February 29th, 2024 12:00 PM   through   1:00 PM
On Line - En Ligne
: 416-246-9592  ext. 392
Registration - 1 Per Family
1 per family