Training & Workshops
FEBRUARY 25, 2017 (VICTORIA, BC): SUPPORTING INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM IN SPORTS & COMMUNITY RECREATION
HOSTED BY PISE AND ONEABILITY, SUPPORTED BY THE CANUCKS AUTISM NETWORK
Sign-up through PISE in-person (PISE Welcome Desk), by phone at 250-220-2510, or online here on the PISE website!
MARCH 6, 2017 (CAMPBELL RIVER, BC): SUPPORTING INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM IN SPORT
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE MINISTRY OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT (MCFD)
Sign-up through BC MCFD by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 250-952-4767.
APRIL 4, 2017 (KELOWNA, BC): SUPPORTING INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM IN COMMUNITY RECREATION
BCRPA 2017 SYMPOSIUM PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
HOSTED BY THE BRITISH COLUMBIA RECREATION AND PARKS ASSOCIATION, SUPPORTED BY THE CANUCKS AUTISM NETWORK
Sign-up through the BCRPA website here!
APRIL 29, 2017 (SURREY, BC): SUPPORTING CHILDREN WITH AUTISM WORKSHOP & TRY-IT DAY
HOSTED BY THE SURREY UNITED FC, SUPPORTED BY THE BC SOCCER, SPORT SURREY, VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC, AND THE CANUCKS AUTISM NETWORK
Sign-up through the BC Soccer here!
This workshop will provide an overview of autism and what it looks like in a sports setting, and introduce coaches to arrange of strategies for successfully including a participant with autism in a soccer program.
Try-It Event: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Coaches are highly encouraged to attend and volunteer at this event— practice the skills that you have learned in the workshop with players with autism on the field (in a station format)!
TRAINING ACROSS BC
CAN has provided training workshops for sports and 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, Kerrigan Active Learning Centre)
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 email@example.com.