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The Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders - Practical Applications (ASD) is offered to BC teachers, paraprofessionals, and other educational staff and parents.
This newly revised course reflects current research and evidence-based practice in teaching students with ASD. In addition, research-based methods of effective adult instruction are now used in this course. These include pre-reading, practical hands-on activities, demonstration, coaching and application exercises as well as a variety of ways of evaluating participant learning. This 30 hour course is held at our training centre in Delta over a 5-day period, from 8:30 am–4:30 pm (with two 15 minute breaks and a 1 hour lunch break).
dates of training sessions
For specific dates for courses to be held at the POPARD Training Facility in Delta, BC, please go to the online registration form. (For information about courses held in your district, contact your POPARD District Partner)
- Characteristics of ASD
- Diagnosis and assessment
- Cognitive profiles and ranges of ability
- Executive functions
- Theory of mind
- Sensory difference
- Social and communication skills
- Challenging behaviour
- Effective instructional practices
Application of Theory to Classroom practice:
- Behaviour observation
- Data collection & analysis
- Positive behaviour supports
- Environmental/antecedent supports
- Teaching approaches including:
criteria for training
This training program is offered to BC School District personnel and parents throughout BC.
course tuition and administration fee
Employees of BC School Districts or Independent Schools following the BC Ministry of Education curriculum receive course tuition at no charge.
To waive tuition, the District Partner, District Administrator of Special Services, or School Principal must provide approval by signing a Tuition Waiver Form. Tuition fees for all other persons are in the amount of $300. A non-refundable administration fee is required for all POPARD courses. This fee covers a range of administrative, preparation, materials, and refreshment costs. Tuition and instructor costs are covered by POPARD and the Ministry of Education.
Once your registration is complete, you can review your course details by logging into your account and selecting your Order History.
Please check with your School District's Student Support Services Department to enquire about courses being held in your district.