Training & Workshops
June 16 (Victoria, BC): Recreation Integration/Queen Alexandra/One Ability Network (not open to public)
June 17 (Victoria, BC): One Ability Network (not open to public)
June 18 (Surrey, BC): Supporting Individuals with Autsm in Recreation Settings, Citywide Instructor Conference Day (not open to public)
June 22 (Vancouver, BC): Wheelchair Sports/SportAbility/BC Adaptive Snowsports (not open to public)
June 23 (Whistler, BC): Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton Parks & Recreation Staff (not open to public)
June 28 (Vancouver, BC): Supporting Individuals with Autism in Recreation Settings, Vancouver Park Board Summer Staff (not open to public)
June 29 (Surrey, BC), Supporting Individuals with Autism in Recreation Settings, Surrey Schools Summer Daycamp Staff (not open to public)
Training Across BC
Over the past 24 months, CAN has provided dozens of training workshops for swim staff, skating staff, camping staff, recreation programmers and managers in the following regions:Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Langley, Surrey, Vancouver, North Vancouver, Kelowna, Kamloops, Nanaimo, Victoria, Qualicum Beach, Prince Rupert, and Ashcroft.
We have provided specific autism training to these groups:
a) BC Camping Association
b) Sarah McLaughlin School of Music
c) Power to Be
d) Vancouver Adapted Snow Sports
e) Zajac Camp
f) Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence
g) Big Sisters
h) Queen Alexandra Centre for Child Health
i) Community Living Victoria
j) Private Clubs (Phoenix Gymnastics, Kerrigans Gymnastics)
Why Autism Training?
Children and youth with autism benefit from specialized coaching and support techniques that may not be familiar to community recreation staff
What topics are covered?Content can be customized to meet the needs of the organization, but may include topics such as:
-What is autism?
-What challenges may children and youth with autism experience in recreation settings
-Communication strategies, Behaviour support strategies, Coaching strategies, Motivational strategies, Rapport-building strategies
Stephanie Jull PhD, BCBA-D, is the Director of Programming for the Canucks Autism Network and has been working with children, youth and adults living with autism for over 10 years in home, school and recreation settings.
If your group is interested in learning more about the training, please contact Stephanie directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.