Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
Practical Applications (POPARD)
Monday - Friday, August 18 - 22, 2014
Kenneth D. Cole, Ph.D., R.Psych.
Canucks Autism Network Offices, Vancouver, BC
|For||School Teams, Community Professionals & Parents|
|Approach||Intensive, pre-readings required|
About the Event
This 30 hour course has recently been revised to reflect current research and evidence-based practice in teaching students with ASD. Instruction includes pre-readings, practical hands-on training through instructor demonstration and coaching. In addition, course participants complete applied exercises in the key elements of teaching and supporting students with ASD.
The course structure involves pre-readings and class discussions, in addition to ongoing opportunities for the participant to apply concepts through active participation.
This course is a requirement for teaching assistants in many school districts and is open to community professionals and parents.
Application of Theory to Classroom practice:
About the Presenter
Dr. Kenneth Cole is a psychologist on staff at the Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD). In addition, he is a School Psychologist in School District #36 (Surrey) and a Supervisor in the Adult Assessment Clinic at The University of British Columbia where he has previously served as Adjunct Faculty.
He is experienced as an educator in public schools, and has also worked as “direct care staff” (actually living in group homes), as well as serving as the Director of Training, for a large non-profit organization that provided specialized group home placements and supported independent living arrangements in California and Nevada.
Dr. Kenneth Cole is a passionate educator who is eager to provide sensible as well as strategic support for all persons who have autism. Please consider joining him to learn to work with some of our most unique students, neighbours, friends and family members.
|8:30||-||9:00am||Registration - first day only|
|9:00||-||12:00pm||Morning Session *|
|12:00||-||1:00pm||Lunch - bring or buy your own|
|1:00||-||4:00pm||Afternoon Session *|
* Instructor to set breaks on first day of class
- Registration costs include a $75 non-refundable materials fee.
- Readings will be sent in July 2014 – please provide an email address you access in the summer months to receive these materials.
- Maximum registration: 30 people
|Date||Parents, Para-Pros & Students||Professionals|
|Early Bird Rate ends||June 10th, 2014||$360||$400|
|Regular Rate ends||July 27th, 2014||$400||$440|
|Late Rate begins||July 28th, 2014||$425||$465|
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Parents who receive Autism Funding may use 20% of the
total for equipment, books, training and travel costs.
ACT's live events are considered eligible expenses by
the Autism Funding Branch. Please pay when you register; the Autism Funding Branch will reimburse parents after the event.
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Canucks Autism Network Offices
101 – 2020 Yukon Street
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