Upcoming Live Events

Join us for inspiration and information! At ACT’s live events, leading practitioners and researchers from across the world share their insights with parents and professionals.

 

Gaining Student Cooperation: The First Step to Learning and Inclusion

POPARD’s District Training Model

POPARD Presenters Alex Voroshina and Georgina Robinson

October 25th, 2019 - Vancouver, BC

Alexandra Voroshina, MA, BCBA
Georgina Robinson, PhD
Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD)

Live stream: Watch and participate live online by registering for web streaming.

One of the greatest challenges faced by school district staff is how to teach students when they have persistent difficulty following instructions. Gaining student cooperation is vital to set the groundwork for learning in an inclusive classroom. In this one-day presentation, Alexandra Voroshina will present an overview of POPARD’s Student Cooperation Training (SCT) Model. This approach to intervention rooted in Behaviour Skills Training and Applied Behaviour Analysis creates lasting change and increases capacity across multiple layers of the school system. It targets an individual student, but includes training the classroom and school team, and requires district staff to participate and then replicate the model with support from POPARD.

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POPARD’s Introduction to Navigating BC’s School System – for Families with Children with ASD

Watch in-person or via live web-streaming

November 15th, 2019 - Vancouver, BC

Veena Birring Hayer, MSW, RSW, Family-School Liaison
Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD)

Live stream: Watch and participate live online by registering for web streaming or attend in-person at SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver.

Ensuring that your child with autism receives an appropriate education can be challenging at times. Many parents report that they are confused about special needs supports and services for their child within British Columbia’s public school system. In 2017, the B.C. Ministry of Education funded the Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders to create a new position – POPARD’s Family School Liaison - to provide information and support to parents and caregivers of students with ASD.

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Supporting Indigenous Families Affected by Autism through Engagement and Research

ACT’s 2019 Focus on Research Gathering

Speakers for Supporting Indigenous Families Affected by Autism through Engagement and Research

November 22nd, 2019 - Vancouver, BC

Web-stream live to your home, school, or office!

In this one-day informal gathering, we will discuss how indigenous communities can be better served by research into the needs of their children affected by developmental disabilities.  We will look at several research projects that have been developed in partnership with indigenous communities. The leadership of these projects will discuss the benefits of collaborative partnerships, in the context of chronically under-resourced indigenous programs, as a necessary step in the process of genuine reconciliation. Key findings of their research will be presented.

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POPARD’s Introduction to Behavior and Mental Health – for Families with Children with ASD

Watch in-person or via live web-streaming

November 29th, 2019 - Vancouver, BC

Veena Birring Hayer, MSW, RSW
Georgina Robinson, PhD
Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD)

Live stream: Watch and participate live online by registering for web streaming or attend in-person at SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver.

In this presentation, Veena Birring Hayer, POPARD’s Family-School Liaison and Dr. Georgina Robinson, Principal of POPARD, will review the most common mental health concerns experienced by autistic children and adolescents. The focus will be on helping parents identify when to seek support.

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