March 21 – 23, 2017 – Decoding the Autism Brain


This 3 day workshop blends cutting-edge neurobiology with treatment strategies supporting paediatricians, clinicians, educators and caregivers who serve the Autism Spectrum Disordered population.

Through a series of lectures, participants will leave with a multi-dimensional understanding of autism through deepened insights into epigenetic, neural connectivity, immunology, relationship based intervention and sensory-mortor treatment programs.

Current and in-depth understanding of the mechanisms of the brain-body science of ASD allows service providers to create evidence-informed choices of treatments for individual clients across a wide range of treatment modalities.

You have the option to take any conference day as a stand-alone course.


Day One: Neurobiology of the Autism Brain

Leaners will develop:

  • a preliminary understanding of the current science of genetic/environmental interaction in the development of ASD
  • a basic understanding of neurotransmitters involved in Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • an awareness of the translational research of how neuroscience affects cognitive, behaviour and therapeutic intervention

Day Two: The Science of Regulation and Attunement

Learners will:

  • develop an advanced understanding of the science of sensory processing as it contributes to regulation and behaviour
  • gain knowledge of advanced treatment techniques to support regulation (sensory, cognitive, behaviour and emotional)

Day Three: Sensory Processing Intervention

Learners will develop an advanced understanding/awareness of:

  • sensory processing in the autistic brain as it contributes to learning and function (i.e. sensory processing, intervention, therapeutic listening, colour therapy glasses intergrated listening system, vestibular protocols)
  • the brain parts involved in motor control in autism
  • treatment for the motor system in clients with autism



Brantford Hotel and Conference Centre
19 Holiday Drive
Brantford, ON


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