Supporting Student Success Conference
Registration for this event is required - Offered in English Only

Supporting Student Success Conference

Join us for our 4th Supporting Student Success Conference on Monday, March 9, 2020. (English only)

In the morning, Keynote speaker, Dr. Jonathan Weiss, will be speaking on Supporting Mental Health in People with Autism Across the Lifespan - People with autism often struggle with managing anxiety, anger, or depression, with high rates cited from childhood and adulthood. Increasingly, cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness-based therapy are being used to help address these difficulties. These treatments are best provided within a context of promoting thriving and positive growth more generally in people across the spectrum. The current workshop will review the state of the evidence and best practice in understanding mental health problems, useful ways of conceptualizing mental health, and ways to adapt existing evidence-based psychosocial interventions for people on the spectrum. Dr. Weiss will provide concrete examples of the different principles used to address emotional difficulties in people with autism.
This presentation is suited for parents, professionals and graduate students. Experience with working with people with autism, and in providing cognitive behavioural or other psychosocial treatments is an asset, but not required.
After this presentation we will break for lunch. In the afternoon you will have your chance to attend two of three break-out workshops (please note - you will NOT be able to change your breakout sessions onsite at the conference. Each individual must register themselves.
Workshops to choose from 

  • NUTRITION AND MENTAL HEALTH IN ASD AND ADHD: Presented by Dr. Kelly Gillis ND, BPHE, Naturopathic Doctor at Belleville Integrated Health Centre
  • DE-ESCALATION TIPS & TRICKS: Presented by Kerry’s Place Autism Services
  • MINDFULNESS: Presented by Meghan Shanahan Thain, RSW

**Coffee, tea will be available upon arrival and at the afternoon break, and lunch will be provided.

Schedule for the day:

8:15amCheck-in begins (no on-site registration available - all spots must be booked in advance) - coffee, tea and light refreshment available
9am - Keynote begins
10:15am - Morning coffee break
10:30am - Keynote resumes
12pm - Lunch
1pm - Breakout Workshop 1
2pm - Afternoon coffee break
2:30pm - Breakout Workshop 2
3:45pm - End of day

*This workshop/learning series is intended to be a learning opportunity for parents and professionals and, therefore, it is not appropriate to bring children to this event. Thank you for understanding.


Professionals - $20
Parent/Caregiver - $15

Spaces are limited. Registration is required.

For more details and to register, visit