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Kitimat, Terrace & Prince Rupert

Northern BC Training Tour

In an effort to increase capacity for supporting individuals with autism, Canucks Autism Network (CAN) is returning to Northern BC to provide autism training to key groups in the community. CAN’s training tour will take place from February 5-February 9, 2018, with six scheduled workshops in Kitimat, Terrace, and Prince Rupert.

This is CAN’s second year providing training in Northern BC after having toured the region in May 2017. The goal of the training tour is to share knowledge and proven strategies for supporting individuals with autism in the classroom, home, and community settings. In addition, first responders will be provided with crucial training that will help to identify autism in order to safely and effectively respond to situations that arise involving individuals on the spectrum.

The training tour will take place in the following locations on the dates listed below:

  • Monday, February 5 (6:30-9:00 p.m.) at Kitimat General Hospital
    Topic: Autism Supports for Home and Community Settings
    Sponsored by Kitimat Disability Resources, Unifor, and Unique Creations
    Cost: $10 | Register online
  • Tuesday, February 6 (1:00-4:00 pm) at Northwest Community College Long House (Terrace)
    Topic: Intro to Autism and Support Strategies
    Sponsored by Ministry of Child and Family Development
    Cost: Free | Download registration form
  • Tuesday, February 6 (7:00-9:00 pm) at Northwest Community College Long House (Terrace)
    Topic: Intro to Autism and Supports for First Responders in Crisis Situations
    Sponsored by Ministry of Child and Family Development
    Cost: Free | Download registration form
  • Wednesday, February 7 (6:30-8:30 pm) at Charles Hays Secondary School (Prince Rupert)
    Topic: Autism Supports for Home, School and Community Settings
    Sponsored by Friendship House Association of Prince Rupert and Prince Rupert School District 52
    Cost: $5 | Email [email protected] to register
  • Thursday, February 8 (6:30-8:00 pm) at Kitimat General Hospital
    Topic: Intro to Autism and Supports for First Responders in Crisis Situations
    Sponsored by Kitimat Disability Resources, Unifor, and Unique Creations
    Cost: $10 | Register online
  • Friday, February 9 (9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) at Kildala Elementary School (Kitimat)
    Topic: Autism Support Strategies for the Classroom
    Sponsored by Coast Mountains Board of Education School District 82
    Cost: $10 | Email [email protected] to register

Training will cover such topics as:

  • Autism 101: Challenges faced by individuals with autism in community settings
  • Communication Tips
  • Teaching/Coaching Tools
  • Motivation and Behaviour Support Strategies
  • Tips for Successful Inclusion

View the full press release.

For more information on CAN autism training, please visit our Awareness & Training webpage.