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Solving Sleep Problems in Children with ASD

Co-Sponsored by the Childrens Sleep Network & TIDE BC,

A SLEEP2Treat initiative
Friday, June 20, 2014
SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, B.C.
Presented by: Beth Ann Malow, M.D.
Professor of Neurology and Director of Vanderbilt Universitys Sleep Division
About the Event
Many parents assume that nothing can be done about their nightly struggle to help
their child with ASD go to sleep and stay asleep throughout the night. However,
research is demonstrating that although common, poor sleep in children with ASD
can be tackled efectively and that parent training is key to success. A good nights
sleep is fundamental to all children being able to learn and for their parents to
function, and this event is relevant to both professionals and parents who are looking
for practical steps that parents can take to reap the benefts of improved family health
and quality of life. While developed specifc to autism, many of the strategies that
Dr.Malow will describe are relevant to children with a range of special needs. Tere
will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions. Topics include:
Overview of Sleep Issues in Autism
Best Practices in Sleep Screening
Practical Sleep Screening
Working with your Health Care Provider
Behavioral Treatment - Strategies from Vanderbilts Parent Sleep Education
Practical Behavioral Treatment
Designing a program for a parent volunteer based on their childs sleep
habits; constructing a bedtime routine
Inviting a parent volunteer to design a program for their child
Dr. Beth Ann Malow is the Burry Chair in Cognitive Childhood Development,
Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, and Director of Vanderbilt Universitys Sleep
Division. Dr. Malow is the co-author of Solving Sleep Problems in Children with
Autism Spectrum Disorders a Guide for Frazzled Parents, available this summer.
Aparent of two children with ASD, Dr. Malow has great compassion for parents and
a deep understanding of the practical techniques that parents can use to improve
attention and behavior and lessen anxiety through better sleep.
For more information about the Childrens Sleep Network, visit
telephone 604-205-5467; toll-free 1-866-939-5188; fax 604-205-5345
#150 - 2250 Boundary Road, Burnaby BC, V5M 3Z3
Sleep Network
For: Parents, community
professionals, including behavior
consultants, IDP consultants,
speech-language pathologists,
occupational therapists, health
Level: Introductory/intermediate
Focus: Children with signifcantly
disrupted sleep patterns
Autism-specifc? No applicable
to a range of children with
special needs
Register online at
or call 604-205-5467
or 1-866-939-5188
More upcoming events at
Additional Free Research Seminar: Saturday, June 21, 2014. Phenotyping Sleep/Wake Behaviours in Children with ASD.
Moderated by Dr. Osman Ipsiroglu, Sleep/Wake Behaviour Clinic, B.C. Childrens Hospital. See for details.
Solving Sleep Problems in Children with ASD
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Solving Sleep Problems in Children
with ASD
June 20, 2014 (Friday) Vancouver
Early Bird rate until May 6 M $ 75 Early Bird rate until May 6 M $125
Regular rate May 7June 4 M $100 Regular rate May 7June 4 M $175
Late rate starts June 5 M $125 Late rate starts June 5 M $225
Bursaries Limited bursaries are available for attendees who are low-income or must travel outside of their home region to attend. These bursaries are not restricted to
families who have children with ASD. See or call the ACT ofce for the bursary application. Bursaries are provided in the form of reduced
registration fees.
Group Registrations Those who are not receiving other discounts may receive 20% of if three or more register with one payment.
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