Autism Learning Partnership, a branch of the New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD), provides bilingual (French and English), evidence-based, high-quality professional learning and resources based upon the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) that aims to teach behavior by changing the environment so that a person can thrive in their family, social, school, and community life.Autism Learning Partnership is a team dedicated to the development and delivery of autism training to prepare preschool, educational personnel and families to meet the learning and behavioral needs of learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The team, who oversees the development, implementation and management of the training program, is divided in three sections:
– Our Learning Specialists team includes a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, teachers and behaviour analysts. This team is responsible for managing the development, content design, revisions, coordination and facilitation of the online training.This team is also responsible for providing a range of online training and development workshops, as well as field coaching. Feedback from participants is collected frequently, which allows us to improve content and processes before offering external training.
– Our Research and Innovation team is mandated to work with university programs to assess effectiveness and satisfaction. We are currently working with Memorial University of Newfoundland, to assess the satisfaction rate and effectiveness of the introductory level of the training program. This team also has the mandate to create new content and resources according to the needs identified at the provincial, national and international levels.
– Our support services team is in charge of the online content programming and graphic design, the online registration, the technical support, the management of the e-learning platform and the linguistic validation and translation.
Our Training Program
ASD and Behavioural Interventions – Early childhood
Autism Learning Partnership provides professional learning opportunities for early childhood educators supporting learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The online course is designed by Learning Specialists from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in New Brunswick, Canada, and is offered worldwide. The course includes 25 hours of online learning and is available in English and French. The course can also be blended with tailored face-to-face professional learning delivered by Board Certified Behaviour Analysts and experienced educators.
The 25 hours of online training is designed to help families and professionals working with young children to get a better understanding of autism and the fundamentals of ABA. To know more about this course, read our brochure and contact us at : email@example.com
ASD and Behavioural Interventions- School personnel and families Autism Learning Partnership provides professional learning opportunities for educational personnel supporting learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The autism training program is designed by Learning Specialists from the Department of Education and Early Childhood in New Brunswick- Canada and is delivered worldwide. This online program is designed for all educational personnel, including teachers, school administrators, teachers and school assistants, speech-language pathologists, and psychologists. Available in both English and French, the course includes 40 hours of self-paced instruction with suggested benchmarks for completion of the modules, with a quiz at the end of each module to ensure mastery of critical skills. The course can also be blended with tailored face to face professional learning delivered by Board Certified Behavior Analysts and experienced educators. To know more about this course, read our brochure and contact us at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Assessment tool - Comprehensive Assessment for Learning and Independence (CALI): Functional Skills for Independence
In consultation with the Lovaas Institute of the Midwest, the Autism Learning Partnership team developed the Comprehensive Assessment for Learning and Independence (CALI): Functional Skills for Independence. This tool assesses life skills for individuals of various ages and levels of development who require individualized interventions in the area of functional skills, for instance:
- The foundations
- Language and communication
- Social interactions
- Games and leisure activities
- Community living
- Basic academic knowledge
- Sexual health and well-being
The list is not exhaustive, but includes those that
support the development of independence.
CALI was designed to assess strengths and needs to
better guide decisions regarding the planning of interventions to be offered in
relation to functional competencies. It focuses on the skills and abilities
that will be necessary for the learner to participate actively in society as an
adult and seeks to provide the skills necessary for success in everyday life.
More than 1,100 skills and abilities were divided into ten different areas.
To know more about
the CALI, contact us at email@example.com
Individuals who follow our online training can be
offered the possibility to follow a face to face workshop training delivered by
one of our Learning Specialists.
Workshops can be offered in various combinations, and could include:
- A PowerPoint presentation, with instructions and practical activities
- A checklist for implementing the targeted competency
- Data sheets and other forms commonly used to collect data on learner behaviour and skills
- Role-playing scenarios or practices
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To maintain skills and knowledge of best practices, professional learning opportunities can be offered on an ongoing basis.
Examples of professional learning opportunities include webinars and free articles and resources. Follow our Facebook page to know more about our available shared resources.