HANDLE® Training

To continue to fulfill its mission of training others in the principles and practices developed by Judith Bluestone, Founder and Clinical & Educational Director, The HANDLE Institute International, LLC offers several different levels of training programs.

Valerie MacLean is a Certified HANDLE Instructor, offering two different Introductory Level courses across Canada; "Get a HANDLE on Neurodevelopmental Differences" and "Get a HANDLE on the Autism Spectrum". Both introductory level courses are open to all. Participants in either of these of these courses are eligible to apply for HANDLE Intermediate Training.

These two different courses are both designed for those who interact with children and adults experiencing cognitive, motor, and behavioural difficulties. The HANDLE paradigm has proven itself a practical tool for achieving functional outcomes by applying a systems approach to assessment, and by providing customized treatment programs for individual, families, and communities around the world.

ADD/ADHD, brain injury, autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration disorders, learning disabilities, obsessive-compulsive disorders, cerebral palsy, anxiety disorders, etc, are the labels often used to describe behavioural and academic challenges that many people face. HANDLE will help you see beyond these labels and gain an understanding of the underlying causes of these behaviours.

The two different 12-hour Introductory Courses will give you clear insights into the neurodevelopmental roots of many dysfunctions and challenges, as well as well as leave you with practical ideas you can apply.

Upcoming Courses and Events:

Please check back periodically for new events

 

Past Courses and Events:

2014 Speaking Engagements and Courses:

HANDLE Introductory Levels 1 & 2 - Leamington, Ontario - January 24th, 25th, & 26th, 2014

2013 Speaking Engagements and Courses:

Guest Speaker - Valerie gave a presentation on osteopathy at the Holistic Health at Fleming College on October 28th, 2013
Square Pegs FUNdraiser - April 20th, 2013 - 10am - 4:30pm - St. Volodymur Cultural Center - 1280 Dundas St. W Oakville, Ontario - Valerie was proud to speak at this inaugural event and was an exhibitor as well.
The HANDLE Approach to the Autism Spectrum - Toronto, Ontario - June 1st & 2nd, 2013
HANDLE Presentation by Valerie MacLean - Toronto Chapter of Autism Ontario TCSB Education Building - North York, Ontario - March 21st, 2013
Autism Opportunities Conference - (Phoenix Alternative was an exhibitor) - Guelph, Ontario - February 23rd, 2013

2012 Speaking Engagements and Courses:

The HANDLE Approach to the Autism Spectrum - Kitchener, Ontario - November 10th & 11th, 2012
The HANDLE Approach to the Autism Spectrum - Toronto, Ontario - June 2nd & 3rd, 2012
Wellness Expo - (Valerie MacLean was an exhibitor) - Peterborough, Ontario - May 5th, 2012
3rd Annual Treat Autism/ADHD Conference - (Valerie MacLean was an exhibitor) - Burlington, Ontario - April 12th, 2012

2011 Speaking Engagements and Courses:

Get a HANDLE on the Autism Spectrum - Parry Sound, Ontario - November 12th & 13th, 2011
Come to Your Senses International Conference 2011 - (Valerie MacLean was a Speaker) - Toronto, Ontario - October 19th to 23rd, 2011
Autism Canada / KidsAbility 2011 Conference - (Valerie MacLean was a Speaker) – Kitchener, ON - October 15th & 16th 2011
Get a HANDLE on the Autism Spectrum - Niagara Falls, Ontario - June 4th & 5th, 2011
Get a HANDLE on the Autism Spectrum - Montreal, Quebec - May 14th & 15th, 2011
Get a HANDLE on the Autism Spectrum - Orangeville, Ontario - April 16th & 17th, 2011
Get a HANDLE on the Autism Spectrum - Kitchener, Ontario - April 2nd & 3rd, 2011

2010 Speaking Engagements and Courses:

Get a HANDLE on Neurodevelopmental Differences - Halifax, Nova Scotia - July 12th & 13th, 2010
AutismOne 2010 Conference (Valerie MacLean is a Speaker) - Chicago, IL - Monday May 24th to Sunday May 30th, 2010
Get a HANDLE on the Autism Spectrum - Burlington, Ontario - May 15th & 16th, 2010
Get a HANDLE on Neurodevelopmental Differences - Regina, Saskatchewan - May 1st & 2nd, 2010
Get a HANDLE on Neurodevelopmental Differences - Guelph, Ontario - March 27th & 28th, 2010
Lunch and Learn for Professionals - Phoenix Alternative Learning Centre - Peterborough, Ontario - March 24th, 2010
Financial Information Session - Phoenix Alternative Learning Centre - Peterborough, Ontario - February 24th, 2010

2009 Speaking Engagements and Courses:

Get a HANDLE on the Autism Spectrum - Milton, Ontario - November 7th & 8th, 2009
Autism One & Autism Canada Conference 2009 - University of Toronto - Toronto, Ontario - October 31st & November 1st, 2009
Come to Your Senses International Conference 2009 - Toronto, Ontario - October 21st to 25th, 2009
Community Information Session on HANDLE - Milton, Ontario - September 16, 2009
Get a HANDLE on the Autism Spectrum - Barrie, Ontario - July 18-19, 2009
Dr. Wendy Edwards (Paediatrician) speaks in conjunction with the Get a HANDLE on the Autism Spectrum - Barrie, Ontario - July 18th, 2009
Get a HANDLE on Neurodevelopmental Differences - Calgary, Alberta - June 6th & 7th, 2009
Calgary Education Fair - Presentation - Calgary, Alberta - May 30th, 2009
Community Information Session - Peterborough, Ontario - May 12th, 2009
Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, Business After Hours - Hosted at Phoenix - Peterborough, Ontario - May 5th, 2009
Get a HANDLE on Neurodevelopmental Differences - Burlington, Ontario - May 2nd & 3rd, 2009
Community Information Session - Chatham, Ontario - April 30th, 2009
Get a HANDLE on the Autism Spectrum - Winnipeg, Manitoba - April 18 & 19th, 2009
Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities Conference - Barrie, Ontario - April 2nd, 2009
Get a HANDLE on the Autism Spectrum - Kitchener, Ontario - March 28th & 29th, 2009
Get a HANDLE on the Autism Spectrum - Oakville, Ontario - February 28th & March 1st, 2009

2008 Speaking Engagements and Courses

Get a HANDLE on Neurodevelopmental Differences - Ottawa, Ontario - November 15th and 16th, 2008
Get a HANDLE on Neurodevelopmental Differences - Barrie, Ontario - September 27th and 28th, 2008
Get a HANDLE on Neurodevelopmental Differences - Barrie, Ontario - July 19th and 20th, 2008
Get a HANDLE on Neurodevelopmental Differences - Salmon Arm, British Columbia - July 5th and 6th, 2008
Get a HANDLE on Neurodevelopmental Differences - Guelph, Ontario - April 26th and 27th, 2008
Get a HANDLE on Neurodevelopmental Differences - Port Alberni, British Columbia - February 22nd and 23rd, 2008

For additional courses and locations outside of Canada, please see www.handle.org.