Executive Functioning Skills: What are they? And how to make them work for us…
Nicola Schaan, Occupational Therapist , Zach Blumke, Job Developer,, David Settles, Project Manager from Autism CanTech! (BC & Alberta)
Welcome back to our monthly meetings! This month we will be looking at Executive Functioning, and are pleased to have the following speakers join us:
Nicola Schaan is an Occupational Therapist at Breaking Trail OT, in Kelowna, BC. She will speak generally about executive functioning – what it is, and how it manifests itself in the lives of ASD individuals – creating frustration, the appearance of “not caring” or “sloppiness”. Her “strengths-based” approach to therapy is focused on enabling individuals to make small, intentional changes, to work on goals that are sustainable.
Zach Blumke is a Job Developer for the Autism CanTech! Program at Douglas College, following his passion to support and work with folks with diverse abilities. He will speak, from his vantage point as a Job Developer, on the impact of Executive Functioning challenges, and how the Autism CanTech! Program addresses and accommodates for these, to enable learners to be effective in work & life.
David Settles is a Project Manager at Autism CanTech! in Edmonton. He will speak about RoboCoach, a software program that allows for an employer, job developer, support worker, or guardian to manage or assist with, remotely, the management of the tasks of their employee, participant, or client, in a clear way, that permits all involved parties to see, and to chat between themselves.
Event time is in Vancouver BC time.