Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Canucks Autism Network makes plans for Prince Rupert return

A program hosted by the Vancouver Canucks Foundation and providing assistance for those who are supporting individuals with autism is making another tour of the Northwest next week with Prince Rupert included in the travel plans from February 5 to 9.

The Canuck Autism Network training program will once again share knowledge and proven strategies for support of individuals with autism, covering a range of areas from the classroom, home and community settings.

The training program for next week will also provide crucial training for First Responders that will help them to identify autism, in order to safely and effectively respond to situations that arise that relate to individuals on the spectrum.

Charles Hays Secondary will host a Wednesday evening training session
from the Canucks Autism Network

The Prince Rupert Session will take place Wednesday, February 7th from 6:30 to 8:30 at Charles Hays Secondary School, it is sponsored by the Friendship House and School District 52.

Cost of the session is five dollars and you can get more registration information about the Wednesday program from Christine Danroth at

Among some of the themes to be reviewed at the Prince Rupert session are:

Autism 101: Challenges faced by individuals with autism in community settings 
Communication Tips 
Teaching/Coaching Tools 
Motivation and Behaviour Support Strategies 
Tips for Successful Inclusion

In addition to the stop in Prince Rupert, the Canucks Autism Network will host sessions around the Northwest as follows:

February 5 -- Kitimat -- Kitimat General Hospital (6:30-9:00 PM)
February 6 -- Terrace -- Northwest Community College (1-4 PM)
February 6 -- Terrace -- Northwest Community College (7-9 PM)
February 8 -- Kitimat -- Kitimat General Hospital (6:30-8 PM)
February 9 -- Kildala -- Kildala Elementary School ( 9AM to Noon)

More information related to the Northwest Tour is available here.

A guide to the training programs offered by the Canucks Autism Network can be reviewed here.

For more items related to School District 52 see our archive page here.

Our notes on Community Events is available for review here.

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