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A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 4-6, 2021
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

BASS Convention Presenter: Shannon Durand

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Shannon Durand
Shannon Durand

ABA Therapist & Consultant
Sunnyvale, CA
(254) 715-9536

2013 Workshops

Special Needs: Autism 101


Given the high prevalence of Autism in children, it is almost a certainty that your church will have the privilege and opportunity to minister to at least one child on the Autism spectrum. Come learn what Autism is and how you can better help a child with autism understand God's love!

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Special Needs: Autism: Tips & Tools for Handling Problem Behavior


Problem behavior often goes hand in hand with those who have developmental disabilities like Autism. Come learn some possible reasons why problem behavior occurs and how you can provide some positive behavior supports and techniques to improve behavior in a ministry setting.

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2012 Workshops

Special Needs: Autism: What You Need to Know


With the rate of autism occurring in 1 in 110 children, the chances that you will have the opportunity to teach children with autism is probable. This workshop will discuss the defining features of autism and the possible causes according to research so that participants will have a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of those "on the spectrum."

Special Needs: Tip & Tools for Handling Challenging Behavior in a Ministry Setting


In this workshop, participants will learn some positive behavior supports and techniques they can use with children who have autism when they display challenging behavior in a Sunday School setting. Strategies and structure that can help keep events from triggering outbursts will also be a focus of this workshop.