NELSON, B.C.– In an effort to build capacity in BC communities with fewer autism resources, Canucks Autism Network (CAN) is heading to Nelson to provide autism training to four key community sectors. CAN’s series of training workshops will take place from Saturday, April 30th to Sunday, May 1st, with workshops scheduled for educators, first responders, sports and recreation providers, and health practitioners.
The goal of the workshop series is to share knowledge and proven strategies for identifying and supporting individuals on the spectrum in the classroom, on the field, and across emergency and medical settings. The trainings will cover such topics as:
- Introduction to Autism
- Communication tips
- Strategies for increasing predictability, reducing anxiety, and improving motivation.
- Tips for successful inclusion
- Usage of visual supports
- Strategies to support positive behaviour
The workshops will take place at the Civic Theatre Nelson on the dates listed below:
- Saturday, April 30 from 9am-12pm
For Educators, EAs and ECEs
- Saturday, April 30 from 2pm-4pm
For First Responders
- Sunday, May 1 from 9am-11am
For Sport and Recreation Providers
- Sunday, May 1 from 1pm-3pm
For Health Practitioners
In addition to the training, attendees will be provided with free access to valuable resources including tip sheets and downloadable visual supports.
Taylor Sands, CAN Manager of Training and Workshop Presenter, is grateful to get the opportunity to share vital autism knowledge with a community that has limited access to autism support services.
“It’s so wonderful to see the City of Nelson taking action to better support, understand, and effectively include community members on the spectrum across a variety of settings”, said Taylor. “We’re thrilled to be able to build capacity for supporting Autistic individuals and we thank the local champions who have helped make this all happen.”
Canucks Autism Network (CAN) is considered a provincial leader in providing autism training to a variety of community-level groups across BC and beyond. To view all available workshops in Nelson, visit www.canucksautism.ca/nelson. CAN’s full suite of autism training and community engagement opportunities are available at www.canucksautism.ca/training.
About Canucks Autism Network (CAN)
Canucks Autism Network provides programs to individuals on the autism spectrum and their families, while promoting acceptance and inclusion through community engagement and training initiatives across BC and beyond.
Taylor Sands, Manager of Training
Canucks Autism Network
604.685.4049 ext 236