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We CAN Be Friends: An Elementary School Program

Welcome We CAN Be Friends Schools!WCBF

We CAN Be Friends is a curriculum-based elementary school program provided by the Canucks Autism Network that teaches students the values of friendship, empathy and inclusion by using grade appropriate lesson plans, autism specific resources and awareness raising activities for the entire school.


Here is your step-by-step program guide.

Step One: Sign up for the We CAN Be Friends monthly e-newsletter

Step Two: Choose how you will access the program

Step Three: AsK permission from families


Step FOUR: Consider who will teach the lessons at your school


Step Five: review the implementation guide


Step six: Review information about autism


Step sEVEN: Begin teaching the lessons


Step EIGHT: Plan an Autism Awareness event


Step NINE: Send us student work and feedback on the program


Step Ten – Have fun!

Implementation Guide
Lesson Plans
What is Autism?

Student's Frequently Asked Questions
Kit Component Checklist

Additional Resources:
I CAN Share My Story - Video Project & Conversation Guide for Classrooms
Coloring Pages

Certificate of Accomplishment
Newsletter for Parents