District Partners Day 2023

Free event

May 17, 2023 & May 17, 2023

8:00 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time

This is a FREE event to show appreciation for our designated District Partners and Key Contacts! Full buffet breakfast & lunch are included.

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Event Details

In Person at Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel

Addressing Perspectives and Behaviours that Challenge Meaningful Inclusion

The pandemic has produced unprecedented challenges that are disruptive to achieving meaningful inclusion for students with Autism. POPARD is excited to provide this opportunity for District Partners and Key Contacts to join Dr. Pat Mirenda and Dr. Michelle Schmidt to learn and discuss the varied perspectives on understanding and addressing behaviour within the current educational context. Intervention approaches for distressed behaviour will be presented.

Workshop Location

Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC, V6X 1A3
Westminster rooms 2+3, located on main floor
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Parking: available on-site at a special rate of $12.00 per day for POPARD registrants.
Transit accessVenue is transit accessible and a 10-minute walk from the Richmond-Brighouse Skytrain Station. Contact Translink for Skytrain and bus route directions and schedules.

Hotel Reservations

POPARD has secured a special rate at Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel for registrants who reserve between May 16 and May 19, 2023. Room rates begin at $269.00 per night for double occupancy.

To make a hotel reservation, book online or call Sheraton Reservations at 1-800-663-0299 and advise that you are attending this event. Book early – a limited number of rooms are available. The deadline for receiving the special POPARD rate is Tuesday, April 18th, 2023.

Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel offers complimentary 24-hour shuttle between the Vancouver Airport (YVR) and the venue.

Event Schedule

All times are Pacific Time Zone.
8:00 am - 8:45 am Breakfast & Registration
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Meaningful Inclusion In Unprecedented Times: Challenges and Opportunities
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Buffet lunch
1:15 pm - 3:30 pm The ABCs of Support for Distressed Behaviour: Introduction, Controversy, and Interventions