5-Day Virtual POPARD Intro to ASD Course
May 9-13, 2022 8:30am-4:00pm
Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders

This course will cover the following:
Theoretical Foundations  
  • Characteristics of ASD
  • Diagnosis and assessment
  • Cognitive profiles and ranges of ability
  • Executive functions
  • Theory of mind
  • Sensory difference
  • Social and communication skills
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Effective instructional practices

Application of Theory to Classroom Practice
  • Behaviour observation
  • Data collection & analysis
  • Positive behaviour supports
  • Environmental/antecedent supports
  • Teaching approaches including:
    • direct instruction
    • differentiating curriculum
    • scaffolding
    • cognitive/behaviour interventions
    • augmentative communication
Participants will gain the basic understanding and skills needed to provide quality instruction and supports for students with ASD.

Audience: This training is directed toward employees of BC school districts and independent schools. This includes teachers, paraprofessionals, and other educational staff supporting students with ASD at any grade level (K-12) in developing their social, academic, and adaptive skills. 

May 9 - 13, 2022
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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About the Introduction to ASD Course
  • Participants will attend this virtual training using Canvas and Zoom
  • A laptop or desktop computer, equipped with a webcam and microphone, and a reliable internet connection are required for this course (tablets/iPads/iPhones are not suitable)
  • Course workbook and materials will be mailed via Canada Post to the address provided by the registrant on the registration form (notify us if your mailing address changes).
  • Canvas and Zoom information will be emailed to registrants during the week prior to the start of the course.
  • Participants must attend all sessions in full (certificate will only be issued if all sessions have been attended).
Course Fees, Cancellations, Refunds
  • Course fee for all participants: $50, payable upon registration 
  • Cancellations: email training_lib@autismoutreach.ca if you have to cancel
  • Refunds: The course fee is refundable if written notice of cancellation (via email to training_lib@autismoutreach) is received at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the course
  • Registrations are non-transferable (registration closes Apr 11 at 9am)

**Please Review**
POPARD's English Language Policy

Please note that proficiency in English language is required for POPARD courses. You must be able to speak/listen and read/write English to a standard equivalent to Grade 10 high school English or higher. View all of our training policies and terms here.
Students With Disabilities / Accommodation Requests
Students who have a disability that has been diagnosed by a qualified medical or psychology professional and are requesting an accommodation must submit a Request for Accommodation Form and required documents by Monday April 4 (the form will open in a new window). POPARD will communicate with you to determine what reasonable accommodations can be provided. 

*To begin your registration, click the quantity dropdown box beside the appropriate registration type below, then select '1' and click Continue*
Registration     Price Quantity

VIRTUAL Intro to ASD Course: May 9-13, 2022 830-4pm

BC School Employee     C$50.00
You MUST work for a BC school district/BC independent school AND must   
register with your school email address.

Parent/Guardian of a child with ASD   
attending a K-12 BC school

Please note if this course shows SOLD OUT there is no waitlist.

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