Practical Autism Treatment – From Theories to Realities A Case Management Survival Guide

5 minute preview of the presentation by Jill Calder, MD, Clinical Director of Rehabilitation Services, Thompson Cariboo, Shuswap Region recorded by ACT – Autism Community Training. (Recorded on August 27, 2008 – Vancouver) Practical Autism Treatment ACT has developed this webcast to give Dr. Calder the opportunity to provide parents across BC with a "big picture" look at the practical realities of autism treatment. Using video and programming examples from the life of her own son, now a teenager, Jill brings alive the reality of autism treatment and in the process provides a broad understanding of what treatment means to parents – whether their child is 2 or 18. Dr. Calder uses humour, research and her experience of the major treatment modalities, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Relationship Development Intervention (RDI), Speech and Occupational Therapy, Social Stories and Social Thinking, to inform and inspire the viewer. The result is a compelling presentation full of important insights into the special challenges of autism for parents and how they can be supported by community professionals to become active participants in their childs treatment. For more Autism Videos visit ACT – Autism Community Trainings video page


My name is Adi, and I am the proud parent of Saar, a lively 17-year-old who happens to have autism. I have created a blog,, with the aim to share our family's journey and offer guidance to those who may be going through similar experiences. Saar, much like any other teenager, has a passion for football, cycling, and music. He is also a budding pianist and enjoys painting. However, his world is somewhat distinct. Loud sounds can be overwhelming, sudden changes can be unsettling, and understanding emotions can be challenging. Nevertheless, Saar is constantly learning and growing, and his unwavering resilience is truly remarkable.

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  1. 2023/12/26

    […] ABA therapy is typically provided by trained therapists who work with individuals with autism to help them develop new skills and improve their social, communication, and adaptive behaviors. It is often used with other therapies and interventions, such as speech and occupational therapy. ABA therapy is effective in helping individuals with autism improve their skills and behaviors and is considered an evidence-based treatment for autism. […]

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