Courses & Workshops

Courses & Workshops

ONLINE COURSES

Intro to Autism
Coming soon!

Autism & Sensory Processing
Level 1

A Comprehensive Introduction to Autism & Sensory Processing: Concepts, Evidence & BEST Strategies 

January 13th to April 7th, 2023

Autism & Sensory Processing
Level 2

A Comprehensive Introduction to Autism & Sensory Processing: BEST Strategies for Self-Care, Productivity & Leisure
Coming soon!

UPCOMING IN-PERSON & LIVE-STREAMED
WORKSHOPS &. WEBINARS

December 10th to 14th, 2022, 5-Day FREE Virtual Summit Being Hosted in Partnership between Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists 

Holland Bloorview’s FREE 5-Day Autism Summit-Occupational Therapy Edition:

Empowering and Enabling a Neurodiversity-Affirming and Strengths-Based Practice 

More Information & Registration Link

February 9th, 10th & 11th, 2023

3-Day IN PERSON workshop hosted by Moira Pena & Laura Thompson

Location: The Society Clubhouse 967 College Street, Toronto, Ontario

BEST Autism Practice from A to Z:

A Hands-On & Practical 3-Day Course for New Occupational Therapy Practitioners (& Others!)  

Course Information  

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March 2nd & 3rd, 2022, 2-Day In Person Workshop hosted by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT), Calgary,, Alberta

A Comprehensive Introduction to Sensory Processing & Autism: Towards the Development of a Strengths-Based & Neurodiversity-Affirming Occupational Therapy Practice 

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March 30th & 31st, 2022, 2-Day In Person Workshop hosted by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT), Toronto, Ontario

A Comprehensive Introduction to Sensory Processing & Autism: Towards the Development of a Strengths-Based & Neurodiversity-Affirming Occupational Therapy Practice 

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April 27th & 28th, 2022, 2-Day In Person Workshop hosted by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT), Calgary, Alberta

BEST Strategies to Promote Occupational Participation Using a Strengths-Based & Neurodiversity-Affirming Lens

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June 1st & 2nd, 2022, 2-Day In Person Workshop hosted by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT), Toronto, Ontario

BEST Strategies to Promote Occupational Participation Using a Strengths-Based & Neurodiversity-Affirming Lens

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PAST WORKSHOPS & WEBINARS

2022

February 10th  & 11th, Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) Online Workshop.
A Comprehensive Introduction to Sensory Processing & Autism: Towards the Development of a Strengths-based & Neurodiversity-friendly Occupational Therapy Practice
Registration Link

March 23rd, Autism Research Institute, California, USA:.Sensory Friendly Strategies for Home  
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April 1st & 2nd, Guelph, Ontario. In-person, 2-Day Workshop hosted by Kids Can Shine.
Autism & Sensory Processing: Concepts, Evidence & BEST Strategies
Registration Link

April 7th & 8th, Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Online 2-Day Workshop
BEST Strategies for Self-Care, Productivity & Leisure Using a Strengths-based & Neurodiversity-friendly Lens
Registration Link

May 4th, Autism Research Institute, California, USA:. Q & A: Sensory Friendly Strategies for Home  
Watch Q&A Session

May 6th, Toronto District School Board, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Services Online 1-Day Workshop
New Perspectives in Autism & BEST Strategies for School 
Course Information

May 19th, OccupationalTherapy..com-Continued Education: New Perspectives in Autism: A Primer for Occupational Therapists, Online 2 Hour Course
Course Information & Reviews 

June 10th, Kids Can Shine, In-Person Workshop: BEST Guide to Picky Eating: A Comprehensive Introduction to Sensory-Based Feeding Challenges in Children & Youth
Course Information

September 14th, Autism Research Institute, California, USA: Autismo y el Procesamiento Sensorial: Estrategias Practicas para Usar en Casa  Watch Webinar

September 23rd & 24th, 2 Day Online Live-streamed Workshop hosted by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists A Comprehensive Introduction to Sensory Processing & Autism: Towards the Development of a Strengths-Based & Neurodiversity-Friendly Occupational Therapy Practice   Registration Link

October  19th, 2022, Sensory Integration Education, United Kingdom- 2 hour WebinarTowards a Better Understanding of Self-Regulation & BEST Strategies  More Information & Registration Link 

November 5th, 2022,  3 hour In-Person Workshop, Toronto, Ontario. Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (OSOT) 2022 Conference. More Information & Registration Link

2021

March 5th & 6th, Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
Sensory Processing & Sensory-Based Interventions for Children 
Event Ended

April 29th, International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference (IPFDC) Lightning Talks- A Therapist’s BEST Guide to Picky Eating
Event Ended

May 18th, 20th & 21st, Autism & Sensory Processing: Concepts, Evidence & BEST Strategies
Registration Is Closed

October 7th & 8th, Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) Online Workshop
A Comprehensive Introduction to Sensory Processing & Autism: Towards the Development of a Strengths-based & Neurodiversity-friendly Occupational Therapy Practice
Registration Link

November 18th & 19th, Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) Online Workshop
BEST Strategies for Self-Care, Productivity & Leisure Using a Strengths-based and Neurodiversity-friendly Lens
Registration Link

December 11th, Province of Ontario Neurodevelopmental Disorders Network (POND) Family Day
BEST Strategies to Help your Picky Eater (& You!)
Registration Link

2020

March 5th & 6th, Winnipeg, Manitoba-Canadian Conference on Developmental Disabilities and Autism
Autism & Sensory Processing: Concepts, Evidence & BEST Strategies (2 Day Workshop)
SOLD OUT 

March 27th & 28th, Markham, Ontario, Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
Sensory Processing & Sensory-based Interventions for Children 
SOLD OUT

April 3rd & 17th, Holland Bloorview Kids, Toronto, Ontario
Sensory Processing Challenges: Strategies That Help! (Intensive 3-Hour Parent Coaching Module)
Link to Registration

April 8th
CAOT-British Columbia Paediatric Practice Network: Sensory Processing & Integration: Concepts, Evidence & BEST Strategies (Webinar)
SOLD OUT

April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20 & 27, Holland Bloorview Kids, Toronto, Ontario
Practical Sensory Strategies To Support Your Family Through The Covid-19 Pandemic (Online Parent Coaching & Support Sessions)
SOLD OUT

April  30, May 7, 14 & 21, Holland Bloorview Kids, Toronto, Ontario
Practical Sensory Strategies To Support Families Through The Covid-19 Pandemic (Online Sessions For Canadian Occupational Therapists)
SOLD OUT

May 8th, Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) Virtual Conference 2020
The Impact of a Parent Education Workshop on Parental Sense of Competence
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May 19th, Autism Ontario LIVE Webinar
Sensory Processing in Autism: The Neuroscience & Practical Strategies For Home
SOLD OUT

May 28th, Final ECHO Ontario Autism Occupational Therapists & Other Allied Health Professionals Conversation
Practical Sensory Strategies To Support Families During The Covid-19 Pandemic
SOLD OUT

May 29th & 30th, Vancouver, British Columbia
Sensory Processing & Sensory-based Interventions for Children (2 Day Online CAOT Workshop)
SOLD OUT

June 2nd, 9th, 17th, 16th, 25th & 26th, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Holland Bloorview Autism Programs Presents: Autism Topics with Moira & Team (Online Sessions For Health Care Professionals & Support Staff)
Link To Registration

June 18th & 19th, Laval, Quebec
Sensory Processing & Sensory-based Interventions for Children (2 Day Online CAOT Workshop)
SOLD OUT

September 18th & 19th, Edmonton, Alberta
Sensory Processing & Sensory-based Interventions for Children (2 Day Online CAOT Workshop)
Link to Registration

October 2nd & 3rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Autism & Sensory Processing & Sensory-based Interventions for Children (2 Day Online CAOT Workshop)
Link to Registration

October 16th & 17th, Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (OSOT)
Autism & Sensory Processing: Concepts, Evidence & BEST Strategies  (2 Day Online OSOT Workshop)
Link to Registration

October 26, AIDE CANADA
Sensory Processing in Autism: The Neuroscience & Practical Strategies For Home (Webinar)
Link to FREE Registration

December 1-5th, Holland Bloorview’s FREE 5-Day Autism Summit
Autism Insights: Research Innovations, Strategies & The Lived Experience
Link to FREE Registration  

2019

January 24th
Holland Bloorview Workshops: A Parent’s BEST Guide To Extreme Picky Eating.
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February 13th
Holland Bloorview No Boundaries Presentation: Understanding Motor Learning Challenges in Children & Youth- Optimizing Success.
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April 4th
Holland Bloorview ASD Parent Talks: Sensory Processing Challenges- Strategies that help!
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May 23rd
Holland Bloorview Parent Workshops: BEST Strategies To Support Self-Regulation Skills!
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May 25th
Autism in the Early Childhood Education Setting: BEST Strategies To Support Preschoolers!
SOLD OUT

June 15th, July 19th, August 9th, October 25th & November 22nd
A Therapist’s BEST Guide to Picky Eating (Parent Coaching Module)
Link to Registration

June 21st, July 26th, August 23rd, November 8th & 29th
Sensory Processing Challenges: Strategies That Help! (Parent Coaching Module)
Link to Registration

August 20th
New Perspectives In Our Understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Primer for Occupational Therapists (CAOT Webinar)
Link to Registration

September 3rd
The Importance of Teaching Self-Regulation: Tips for Parents (Webinar for Ontario Pediatricians)
Link to Registration

October 4th & 5th, Vancouver, British Columbia
Sensory Processing & Sensory-based Interventions for Children (2 Day Workshop)
SOLD OUT

November 13th
Is It Sensory Or Is It Behaviour? (Webinar for Ontario School Psychologists)
Link to Registration

2018

January 24th
Holland Bloorview No Boundaries Presentation- Is It Sensory Or Is It Behaviour?
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May 9th–12th
International Society of Autism Research Meeting (INSAR). Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Parent perspectives on Deep Touch Pressure (DTP) Input For Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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June 7th
Holland Bloorview Workshops: Extreme Picky Eating: Strategies that help!

June 19th–23rd
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Autism Spectrum Disorder & Sensory-based Interventions.

November 10th
Ontario Medical Association Conference (OMA- Pediatrics Section): A Pediatrician’s BEST Guide to Extreme Picky Eating.
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November 15th
Holland Bloorview Parent Workshops: BEST Strategies To Support Self-Regulation skills!
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2017

April 6th
Rehabilitation Sciences Institute (RSI). University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine. Beyond Picky Eating: Feeding Challenges in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

May 4th
Holland Bloorview ASD Parent Talks: Sensory Processing Challenges- Strategies that help!

June 22nd
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) Conference. Prince Edward Island, Canada. The Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach Intervention in Treating Limited Food Repertoire in Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
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November 4th
Province of Ontario Neurodevelopmental Disorders (POND) Research Family Information Day. Feeding Challenges and autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
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November 10th–11th
Child Development Update Conference. University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine. Autism Spectrum Disorder & Sensory-based Interventions.
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December 7th
Holland Bloorview ASD Parent Talks: Sensory Processing Challenges: Strategies that help!