Helping Your Child with Autism Thrive in Sport and Recreation

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

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

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Helping Your Child with Autism Thrive in Sport and Recreation

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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 is an updated version of the workshop originally presented for ACT in 2013, and will cover a range of evidence-based strategies for supporting positive behaviour in community-based sport and recreation opportunities.  The workshop will include a range of simple, practical strategies that will be useful for parents, caregivers, coaches, community recreation providers, program leaders, or anyone else who is interested in supporting children with autism to thrive in recreation activities.  Note that all strategies presented are also highly applicable for supporting children at home.  Parent/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


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