Focus on Best Practices – Autism Resources for Families and Community Professionals in B.C.
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
Deborah Pugh, Executive Director, ACT – Autism Community Training & Dr. Karen Bopp, Senior Behavior Consultant, Ministry of Children and Family Development
Prince George Civic Centre
About the Event
ACT has a wealth of resources for parents of children with autism and the professionals who support them – many of these resources are appropriate for all children with special needs. Deborah Pugh will introduce ACT’s new resources and invite parents to share their perspectives on how ACT can better serve them.
Dr. Karen Bopp, Senior Behaviour Consultant, Ministry of Children and Family Development, will provide information on what parents should look for when setting up programs for their children with autism to help enhance their communications and social interaction.
About the Presenters
Deborah Pugh has been active in the autism community since her son was diagnosed in 1994 – he is now a young adult. In 2003, with the support of parents and professionals from around B.C., Deborah founded ACT in order to increase access to quality training in autism. She is active in a number of provincial and national autism organizations. Deborah’s priority is the provision of information and training to families and community professionals that maximize their abilities to support children and adults with autism to engage in family and community life.
Dr. Karen Bopp is an autism policy consultant for the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), Senior Behaviour Consultant for the provincial government of B.C., a researcher, and a registered Speech-Language Pathologist. At MCFD, she works in the Children and Youth with Special Needs Policy department and provides clinical and best practice consultation on autism service delivery and policy. Dr. Bopp has worked extensively with children with autism spectrum disorders and their families for over 20 years.
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This workshop is now full. Please call the office to be placed on the waiting list.
The hotel next door to the Prince George Civic Centre is the Coast Inn of the North.