Using Enforced Family Time to Support Learning at Home

Many parents of children with diverse learning needs are feeling particularly pressured to keep up educational programs during this crisis, even though they have little support to do so. This is increasing stress on many overwhelmed families. This conversation between two school psychologists and a child psychiatrist will focus on the practical, to reassure families on how formal and informal learning can happen on the home front.


  • Dr. Grace Iarocci, Registered Psychologist and Professor of Psychology, Simon Fraser University
  • Dr. Georgina Robinson, head of the Provincial Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD), which focuses on training teachers
  • Professor Anthony Bailey, Child Psychiatrist and Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of British Columbia
Supplemental Resources:

ACT is gathering information to support families during the COVID-19 crisis, including resources specific to those who are neuro-diverse and useful general resources. Our COVID-19 Resources page will be updated as new resources come in.

Video Sponsor


The production of this video has been sponsored by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism (CIRCA) at the University of British Columbia.