The Touch Therapy for Liddle Kidz with Autism (ASD) is coming to Vancouver, British Columbia. This Accredited 1-day intensive professional training, taught by Master Teacher Tina Allen, will be held at The West Coast College of Massage Therapy in the Vancouver suburb of New Westminster.
Established in 1983, the West Coast College of Massage Therapy was the first and founding college of massage therapy education and training in British Columbia. Fully accredited with the Private Career Training Institutions Agency of British Columbia and the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia, WCCMT is known and renown nationally, North America wide and internationally for excellence in massage therapy education.
The founders of medically-based massage in British Columbia, WCCMT played a formative role in the development of Registered Massage Therapy curriculum in British Columbia. In addition to the college's role in curriculum development, WCCMT’s instructional faculty has also contributed to the development of the body of knowledge of the profession through their publication of textbooks in ethics, clinical assessment and joint mobilization.
Only have time to do one thing in Vancouver? Cycle or stroll along the Stanley Park seawall, a paved 10km/6mi loop with magnificent mountain, ocean, forest and city views. While in Stanley Park, visit to the internationally-acclaimed Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, one of North America's five largest aquariums.
From downtown, hop on one of the small passenger ferries that look similar to bathtub toys as they cruise through False Creek to Granville Island, famous for its year-round indoor farmer's market, boutique micro-brewery, street buskers, artisan studios and live theatre.
Of course, every major city has a famous shopping and cruising strip; Vancouver's is Robson Street. Head here for the high fashion, trendy restaurants and bars, the coffee-shop culture and even a little star spotting; don't forget, this is the Hollywood of the North, and Robson Street is a favorite spot for visiting stars to shine.
And be sure to visit Commercial Drive. The neighbourhood of Commercial Drive is in the east end of the city, a short ten minutes by skytrain from downtown Vancouver. It is a glorious sight with all it's trees, character homes, wonderfully diverse people and the beautiful Grouse and Cypress mountains in the background. The Drive's community is represented by a vast array of cultural backgrounds. A large number of Vancouver's Gay & Lesbian community call "The Drive" their home. Commercial is also known for the many vegetarians and environmental activists. Authentic Italian coffee bars, fine dining, live music and theatre, art exhibits, and unique shopping, attract visitors from all over.
Turn this educational trip into an extended vacation and travel to the world famous Whistler Village and resort, home to the 2010 Winter Olympics. Located in the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Whistler is Canada's premier, year-round destination.
For those outdoor enthusiasts Vancouver boasts some of the most beautiful surroundings to enjoy biking, sea kayaking & canoeing, hiking, skiing and snowboarding. No wonder the entire province is known as “Beautiful British Columbia”!
Come to Vancouver and discover with us!
Finally, an advanced pediatric massage therapy training program for healthcare professionals who wish to provide touch therapy for children with Autism (ASD). The Liddle Kidz Foundation course is an intense, fun and effective way to advance your pediatric massage therapy skills and embrace children who have been diagnosed with one of many developmental disorders that includes autism, Asperger's Syndrome, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), pervasive development disorder (PDD), and nonverbal learning disorder (NLD).
Founded by master teacher and philanthropist Tina Allen, the Liddle Kidz Foundation offers a new, comprehensive, research based training course and teaches students what they really need to know to become an advanced professional in the area of pediatric massage therapy.
Any experienced healthcare professional will tell you that there is a world of difference between learning how to massage a child from a book or DVD, and knowing how to provide the best care to meet a child and families needs, however, there are few opportunities to learn the skills they really need from a working healthcare professional who has provided infant and pediatric massage education throughout the world.
With specialized advanced training in Pediatric Massage Therapy, you have the unique opportunity to impact a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder for a lifetime.