Tuesday, April 4
Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre
1310 Water Street
British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association
BCRPA 2017 Symposium Pre-Conference Workshop
Presented by Stephanie Jull, PHD, BCBA-D, Director of Programming, Canucks Autism Network
The prevalence of autism is 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys) and rising. Community recreation staff often struggle to include individuals with autism in their programming. This workshop will provide information about autism and support strategies including communication tips, group strategies, and behaviour support tools.
Stephanie Jull is the Director of Programming at Canucks Autism Network, where she oversees a team of 350 part-time staff and 500 volunteers who deliver adapted recreation programs across BC. For her PhD research, she taught community swimming instructors how to teach lessons for children with autism. In her current position with Canucks Autism Network, she has provided workshops to hundreds of community recreation staff and sports coaches across the province of BC over the past five years.