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Canucks Autism Presentation 

APRIL 2, 2024, B.C.

The logo for Canucks Autism Network.

The Canucks Autism Network (CAN) provides high quality sports programs for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families, while promoting acceptance and inclusion through community engagement and training initiatives across British Columbia and beyond. CAN believes that success is achieved through shared knowledge, strong partnerships and collective capacity. CAN’s workshop to BCIT will offer folks to a range of strategies for supporting individuals on the autism spectrum.

Content will include:

  • Introduction to the characteristics of autism
  • Support strategies to increase positive behaviour and engagement:
    • Enhancing Motivation
    • Communication Tips
    • Increasing Predictability and Structure
    • Visual Supports

Special Guest

Silken Handford-Perronnet is the Community Training Coordinator at the Canucks Autism Network. In her role with the Canucks Autism Network she oversees and coordinates training for community organizations who are seeking to learn how to be more inclusive to the autistic community. In her spare time Silken likes reading (mainly Fantasy and Sci-Fi), cycling, and performing stand-up.

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Register below for this online event and a Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the event.

This session is open to all members of the BCIT student, staff, faculty, and internal partner (e.g. student association, alumni association) community.

ASL interpretation will be provided. Please let us know if you have any additional needs to participate.

Expectations for Behaviour

Diversity Circles, as part of the BCIT Respect, Diversity, and Inclusion (RDI) Office, has outlined the Expectations for Behaviour for our events and initiatives.

Diversity Circles has always benefitted from the empathy, sincerity, and respectful curiosity of our community, and this has helped create events and initiatives where we hold productive and authentic discussions, advancing our knowledge and utilization of equity, diversity, and inclusion principles.

As our events and initiatives continue to reach out to diverse audiences which include BCIT employees, students, and partners (BCIT Student Association, BCIT Alumni Association, and industry guests), and as we have moved towards presenting events both in person and via teleconferencing platforms, we realize that having a set of expectations for behaviour will help maintain the accountable, respectful spaces our community has come to expect from Diversity Circles events and initiatives.

Please take the time to review our Expectations for Behaviour prior to your upcoming participation.

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Tue. Apr. 2, 2024 11:30AM to 1:00PM

2024-04-02 11:30:00 2024-04-02 13:00:00 America/Vancouver Canucks Autism Presentation  Online BCIT

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