Children with autism require a range of support to succeed within the public school system. These resources provide a starting point for families and community professionals in B.C. to gain a better understanding of the public school system, including advocating for the rights of children with diverse needs to access a meaningful education, no matter where they live.
- ACT Chats: Navigating the Education System | Presented by Michelle Schmidt, PhD
What parents and community professionals need to know about participating in school-based team meetings, referrals for support services, Individual Education Plans (IEPs), students’ rights and more.
- The Essentials of Advocacy: A Parent’s Guide to Advocating for their Child with Diverse Needs | Presented by Deborah Pugh
A guide to the systems that control access to support services, including the rights, roles and responsibilities of caregivers in advocating for their children.
- How Classmates Can Facilitate Positive Social Behaviors for Children with ASD | Presented by Ainsley Boudreau, PhD, RPsych
Evidence and practical applications for a variation of Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) for building social-communication skills for autistic children at school.
- IEPs…Why They Still Matter! | Presented by Richard Stock, PhD, BCBA-D
IEP design and implementation with case examples from kindergarten through high school.
- Introduction to Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) – in Punjabi | Presented by Raminder Kaur
Practical tips for parents on how to work with the school in developing effective IEP goals for their child.
- Creating a Student Profile of Your Child
A guide to making concise student profiles for school teams. Includes template and sample profiles.
- myBooklet BC
An online tool for creating booklets to share important personal and medical information with school teams, government agencies and medical providers.
- 卑詩省的特殊教育系統 Special Education in B.C. – in Chinese
A guide to the B.C. education system for families with children with diverse needs in B.C.
Find additional education resources in the Autism & Intellectual Disability (AID) Search. ACT welcomes new resources that will support families and professionals learning from other communities: Submit an Information Resource.