Calendar

Oct
16
Tue
2018
Autistic Perspective: An Autistic’s Guide to Understanding Behavior @ East Portland Police Precinct
Oct 16 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Access Ability, LLC

Presenters:

Andee Joyce

Description:

In part two of the series, Andee Joyce – a self-advocate on the autism spectrum – will discuss ways people on the spectrum let others know what they are thinking and feeling. Subjects discussed will include meltdowns and shutdowns, sensory integration issues, self-injury, how co-occurring developmental disabilities and mental health conditions complicate communication, and how to sort out what an autistic person’s behaviors might (or might not) mean.

Directions:

Parking is available in the lot across the street.

Nov
30
Fri
2018
The Humanization Principle: Whole Person Approaches to Behavior Supports @ Goodwill Airport Outlet
Nov 30 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette

Presenters:

Lori Thompson, M.S. Ed

Description:

This training is based on the belief that individual staff persons and their day-to-day job concerns must be directly addressed. Too often, individuals who provide support go “unheard.” Throughout the training, Lori will demystify the ill-conceived notion that there is some “magical formula” out there to deal with difficult and challenging behaviors or that one piece of behavioral technology can take away behavior problems.

Throughout history, what has changed our inhumanity towards one another has been our attitudes and philosophy surrounding co-existence and mutual regard. Staff persons must learn to look within themselves to discover “answers” to challenging behavior. In addition, they must advocate, not blindly, but with accurate information and a supported feeling that they are the most important variable in behavior support.

Participants will discover effective support strategies through case studies representing day-to-day situations, investigation into the concept of culture shock, discovery of best practice thinking and a focus on causes rather than on symptoms.

Directions:

Please park in the employee parking area at the far end of the lot near the fence surrounding the transportation yard. Exception for ADA parking spots.

Dec
4
Tue
2018
Why Do They Do That? Current Practices in Working with Self Injurious Behavior (SIB) @ Community Access Services
Dec 4 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Assigned Host:

ATCBS.org and Community Access Services

Presenters:

Kelley Gordham

Description:

This updated 6 hour presentation will summarize current research into the causes of self-injurious behavior, the various treatment methods of the past, and new, innovative and integrated approaches. Participants will be presented with ideas for assessment, innovative program development and tracking of self-injurious behavior.

Directions:

From Portland area, take Hwy 26 West. Take the Cornell Rd exit and turn left onto Cornell Rd. Twin Oaks Plaza will be on your left, off of Cornell (169th Pl).

If you get lost, please call Community Access Services at 503-533-4373.

Jan
18
Fri
2019
Oregon Intervention System – Recertification (OIS-B) @ Waverly Heights Church
Jan 18 @ 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Sally Ashfield Gibson

Presenters:

Sally Ashfield Gibson

Description:

OIS is an intensive training/certification program and process for implementing Positive Behavior Support and safe intervention when addressing challenging behavior. This class focuses on supports for adults and children with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the home or community.

This 1 day re-certification class is class is for supporters who have been consistently certified in OIS Level G for four years. You must be in good standing with your agency or provider, have no issues with job performance. A proficiency in English is a requirement for this workshop.

Please send Sally Gibson proof of the Executive Director’s (or designee’s) approval of your attendance, in writing, and proof of 4 years of current OIS certification prior to the workshop.

Directions:

The training will be held in the basement of the Waverly Church. Enter thru the East door, closest to Woodward St.

Feb
26
Tue
2019
Considering Age Related Issues & Dementia within the context of Brain Function and Behavior @ Community Access Services
Feb 26 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Changing Minds PBS, ATCBS.org, and Community Access Services

Presenters:

Kelley Gordham

Description:

This sometimes humorous workshop addresses the effects of regulatory depletion, biological, specific neurological and behavioral issues that express themselves in our everyday lives, but have a profound impact on those aging with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This workshop was an invited presentation at the 2018 International Conference on Positive Behavior Support in San Francisco. It served as the “kickoff” to the conference strand on aging.

Directions:

From Portland area, take Hwy 26. Take the Cornell exit and turn left onto Cornell Rd. Twin Oaks Plaza will be on your left off of Cornell (169th Place). Turn right into the parking lot.

[Note: If you get lost, please call Community Access Services at 503-533-4373]

Mar
28
Thu
2019
Care for Yourself and Become a Better Caregiver @ East Precinct Portland Police Bureau -- Community Room
Mar 28 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Access Ability LLC

Presenters:

Julie Harrison

Description:

Using a synthesis of three different psychological models of human needs the goals of this 2-hour workshop is that each participant leaves embracing the understanding that making time for our own self-care will, in turn, improve the lives of the people we care for, and for everyone to leave class with a personal plan of concrete steps to becoming a happier and more effective caregiver. The class will include lecture, time for individual questions and reflection, and small and large group discussion and brainstorming.

Directions:

Parking is available in the lot across the street.

May
14
Tue
2019
Self-Regulation Depletion and Caregiver Performance @ Community Access Services
May 14 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Assigned Host:

ATCBS.org and Community Access Services

Presenters:

Kelley Gordham

Description:

Tremendous responsibilities are placed on our caregivers every day. Loss of self-regulation (formerly “self-control”) is a serious issue for those of us who encounter challenges supporting individuals with IDD. Interviews with providers as well as Protector Services investigators indicates that loss of control is a major factor in failures in providing care. New research, including the use of brain imaging technology, has redefined the idea of self-control. This presentation will cover the latest research into “depletion” of self-control, the connection between self-control and weakened skills, and suggest several ideas to improve our performance as caregivers (as well as those individuals we support). Several independent research projects (including neuroscience, behavioral psychology and positive behavior support) have been studied in conjunction with work by several of the APBS networks to give us a better understanding of how self-regulation depletes over time. We will also discuss the brain’s tendency to conserve energy and how that affects numerous behaviors.

Directions:

From Portland, take Highway 26 west. Take the Cornell exit and turn left onto Cornell rd. Twin Oaks Plaza will be on your left off of Cornell (169th Place). Turn right into the parking lot.

Collaborative Problem Solving Half Day Introductory Training @ Portland Police East Precinct -- Community Room
May 14 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Up and Out, Inc.

Presenters:

Randi Cooper, M.Ed.

Description:

This half day training introduces you to the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), an innovative, compassionate, and evidence-based approach for understanding and helping individuals with challenging behaviors. Research shows that lagging skills in things like frustration tolerance, flexibility, and problem solving can lead to behavioral challenges. This approach helps professionals and caregivers support those individuals in developing these skills while solving the chronic problems with their client that tend to lead to challenging behavior. Each session will include some direct instruction along with the opportunity to apply what is taught to professionals and caregivers’ unique situations.