Building Community Recreation Skills: Why It’s Important to Get Your Child with Autism Involved, and Where to Start

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Stephanie Jull, PhD
VP Programs, Training & Community Engagement - Canucks Autism Network (CAN)

Web Streaming Only

Building Community Recreation Skills: Why It’s Important to Get Your Child with Autism Involved, and Where to Start

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Level Introductory
For Parents and Caregivers, Community Professionals
Autism-specific? No
Co-sponsored by

This workshop is partially funded by the Government of Canada's Emergency Support Fund and the Vancouver Foundation.

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About the Event

This workshop will provide parents and caregivers with ideas for getting their children meaningfully involved in community-based recreation opportunities. The session will begin with where to start with assessing your child’s interests, choosing an activity, as well as advocating for the right supports. Given today’s realities, virtual recreational opportunities in BC during the COVID era will also be discussed, along with ways to help your child get the most out of these programs, as well as other ideas for building recreation skills at home. Parents and caregiver questions will be encouraged throughout the session.

About the Presenter

Dr Stephanie Jull is the VP of Programs, Training and Community Engagement at the Canucks Autism Network (CAN). In her role at CAN she oversees a team of staff and volunteers who provide hundreds of program spaces for children, youth and adults with ASD in recreation, social and employment programs in communities across BC each year. In addition, CAN is committed to building capacity in the community, and CAN’s training team provides workshops to hundreds of coaches, First Responders, employers, school personnel and other organizations every year to improve understanding, acceptance and support for individuals with autism across the province and beyond.

Workshop Schedule

9:30 - 10:30 Session 1
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:45 Session 2
11:45 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 1:30 Session 3
1:30 - 1:45 Break
1:45 - 2:45 Session 4

Cost/Fund/Bursaries

This is a free workshop, made possible by our generous sponsors.