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December 16, 2014

Listen to Dr. Wirth live at 1:30 pm CST talking about autism on CJOB 680 Winnipeg


MAY 21, 2014

TONIGHT!! Listen to Dr. Wirth live tonight discussing her book “How to Get Your Child to go to Sleep and Stay Asleep, and autism in Manitoba, at 10 pm on CJOB 680 Winnipeg with the Nighthawk!



APRIL 1, 2014




Author Dr. Kirsten Wirth to donate 10% of proceeds of her book to St.Amant Autism Programs the week of April 1-5, 2014 for World Autism Awareness Day

[Winnipeg, MB – April 1, 2014] Dr. Kirsten Wirth, PhD, author of How to Get Your Child to Go to Sleep and Stay Asleep: A Practical Guide for Parents to Sleep Train Young Children, has pledged to support the St.Amant Autism Programs through donating 10% of sales of her book from the week of April 1-5, 2014 in honour of World Autism Awareness Day.

“I am passionate about promoting awareness of autism to the community. The sooner individuals receive access to diagnosis the sooner they can receive access to effective treatment. This is particularly important for young children as research has shown that the earlier the intervention the better. I believe that St.Amant does excellent work providing evidence-based treatment for individuals with autism throughout Manitoba, and I am proud to contribute to promoting autism awareness” says Dr. Wirth.

Dr. Wirth is well versed in autism treatment and has worked with many families who have waited for diagnosis and service. Through her work she has become aware of how important awareness of autism information is to the community and to the families who require diagnosis in order to get access to early intervention. Through her work with St.Amant ( and the Association of Science in Autism Treatment ( Dr. Wirth has shown her committment to promoting good quality information about autism.

Dr. Wirth’s book gives parents of all children step-by-step guidance on how to use proven sleep strategies. Each strategy is supplemented with pros and cons, frequently asked questions, tracking forms, and strategy flowcharts (flowcharts also available for free download on These strategies can help many children (and their parents) who face regular sleep disruptions, including those that have a serious adverse impact on the family. In fact, the rate of sleep disruption is so high that 25-40% of children may meet criterion for a sleep disorder, and many of them will continue on until adulthood. For children with special needs the rate is much higher, estimated up to 85%. The good news is that many of these can be prevented or treated through parents’ consistent efforts using strategies in Dr. Wirth’s book. How to Get Your Child to Go to Sleep and Stay Asleep is available for order from,-PhD-How-to-get-your-child-to-go-to-sleep-and-stay-asleep, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Indigo/

Chapters. It is also available for order from most book retailers.

About the Author

Dr. Kirsten Wirth is passionate about helping parents find solutions that will work with their children in their everyday lives (see her blog @ Dr. Wirth has a PhD in Psychology – Applied Behaviour Analysis from the University of Manitoba, is an Adjunct Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Manitoba (, the Clinical Manager for the School-Age Autism Learning Program at St.Amant (, the Governmental Affairs Chair, Founder, and a Past President of the Manitoba Association for Behaviour Analysis (, and the mother of two young children (who now sleep all through the night).


Contact Information

Dr. Kirsten Wirth

204 297 5255

February 3, 2014

How to get your child to go to sleep and stay asleep

McNally Robinson, Grant Park

Book signing 5:30-6:30 pm, Free seminar 7:00-8:30 pm

Psych Month 2014


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