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Douglas College Online Autism Outreach Training for BIs in remote or rural B.C.

Douglas College is pleased to announce their 5th offering of the Online Autism Outreach Training to Behaviour Interventionists living in remote or rural BC. This opportunity is presented in partnership with the Ministry of Children and Family Development.  Classes begin mid-September 2013 and run through to mid-December 2013.

Apply now – spaces are limited. Approved applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. This is an outstanding learning opportunity to take two college level courses for a significant savings. Courses are taught by BACB® certified Behaviour Analysts with extensive experience in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder and ABA. Student fees are only $203.75 plus a text book, which is a savings of over $600.00!

Please forward your networks and families who have a child with autism in rural and remote BC. Read more about this program.

Real Work for Real Pay – what happens next?

The June 21 meeting, ‘Real Work for Real Pay’ was a tremendous success, attracting 150 participants, for a full day of intense and positive discussions focused on improving the employment prospects of adults with ASD. Participants came from across B.C. There were over 20 adults with ASD who brought great personal insight to the day, as well as educators, job coaches, representatives of many agencies, clinicians, researchers and a number of parents.

Sponsors of the event include UBC’s CIRCA & Adult Autism Clinic, UVIC’s CARTE, SFU’s Autism and Developmental Disorders Lab, POPARD, Douglas College’s Disability and Community Studies Program and ACT. Many thanks to all presenters, facilitators and note takers. Particular appreciation to the Pacific Autism Family Centre and the Century Plaza Hotel who donated the venue and catering.

As participants want to capture the knowledge generated, ACT has taken responsibility for gathering the information on the ACT Online Learning Community. The hope is to use this as the start of a province-wide initiative to meet the challenges of employment for adults with ASD.  If you are interested in being kept informed of developments, join the ‘Real Work for Real Pay’ online group by emailing info@actcommunity.net with ‘Real Work for Real Pay’ in the subject line.