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Behaviors That Challenge: Maintaining Positive Relationships

Parents Helping Parents, Inc.

Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

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Come and gain an understanding of challenging behaviors and how to increase the Nathan Ory, a registered Psychologist, has worked in Victoria, British Columbia since 1978 with children and adults with brain-based disorders.

He specializes in clients with developmental disabilities, autism, intellectual disabilities and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, extremely challenging behavior, and/or diagnosis along with a concurrent mental illness.

This full day will focus on the following (different than last year):

  1. Understanding Brain-Based Disorder  What is going on when someone with intellectual disabilities and/or autism doesn’t respond well to training efforts

  2. How to Avoid Resistive Behavior and Unnecessary Power Struggles - Specific strategies to use when behavior management doesn’t work!

  3. How to Survive Emotionally Fragile and Reactive Behavior - Working with anxiety and other mental health disorders in persons with autism and/or intellectual disability.

Nathan describes his roles as including functional behavior analysis, direct counseling, caregiver training about the effect of an individual's cognitive limitations on that person's coping ability, prescriptive behavioral strategies and emotional management strategies. 

Spend the day with us learning strategies to support someone with a brain-based disorder in a positive way to increase the ability to peacefully coexist. 

Preview Nathan's Knowledge:

ASL interpretation will be provided at this conference with a minimum of 3 weeks advanced notice of need.  Please email to indicate that you will need ASL interpretation.

Do you require accommodations in order to benefit from this training? Contact us via email or call us at 408-727-5775, at least 2 weeks prior to the event so that we are able to better meet your needs.

Image of Nathan Ory, the speaker on the topic of Challenging Behaviors
Nathan Ory

What Past Attendees Said About Nathan's Delivery of Information:

“Finally, felt like someone understood what I do for my son in holding his mind and emotions together for him so much of the time.  I realized I needed to do what I know works and not second guess myself because I really do know what I am doing.”

“I learned that there is a reason for my son's behavior and his moods. That he is not just acting out to misbehave but that there are other things going on that can be contributing to a certain mood or meltdown.”

“Seminars like this make you think outside the box and lift you out of the funk of thinking there is no hope. I don't think there was a single ah-ha moment but rather several.”

“A prop, a rule, and a role. I tried it on Monday to transition my son into a situation that causes him anxiety and it worked!”

“One of my clients has really hard time getting up in the morning.  I used "prop, role, rule" method to wake up her without hearing any screaming or yelling.”

“That despite all the judgment that has been placed on my parenting… That my "lack of consistency" as defined by others, is merely responding to the need for supportive dependence when needed.” 

“...during the conference, we were reminded a number of times that the individual "don't know what to do when I don't know what to do.”

“I feel like I am spending less time hitting my head against the wall and more time finding alternative solutions.”

Do you have the need for accommodations in order to attend? If so, please email so that we may work to ensure your particpation. 


PHP thanks and recognizes the Sponsors of this event.

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Do I have to be a PHP member to come?
You do not have to be a PHP member however PHP membership provides you discounts to this and many other events. Members are able to attend any event 2 hours and less never paying a fee. Though, most importantly, membership provides funding for many of the services and supports you find at PHP.

We hope that you will become a member while registering.

How do we find the location once we arrive?
 Follow the signs.

Is there financial assistance?
Yes, there are limited full scholarships. For full scholarship requests, please click here. If your child is a regional center, please request a Purchase of Service from the service coordinator. (See below for detail to provide).

Will Regional Center pay for me to come?
Possibly, contact your service coordinator and request funding to attend. The Service Code is 102-100 @ $145.

Can I bring my children?
There are no children's activities during the event, please make arrangements. 

Is Lunch Included?
Snacks and beverages will be provided.  Lunch is on your own at nearby venues. There are many places to eat at within blocks of the venue.

What can/can't I bring to the event?
We encourage you to bring a reusable water bottle. Bring a pen and a notepad.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
It will certainly make registration easier.

What is the refund policy?
7 days advance notice for refund, processing fee of $35.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
408-727-5775 or email us to

Have questions about Behaviors That Challenge: Maintaining Positive Relationships ? Contact Parents Helping Parents, Inc.

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When & Where

Westgate Church
6601 Camden Ave
San Jose, CA 95120

Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

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PHP’s mission is to help children and adults with special needs receive the support and services they need to reach their full potential by providing information, training, and resources to build strong families and improve systems of care.

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