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AutismBC Talks: Friendships with POPARD

January 21, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

AutismBC is pleased to collaborate with Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD) to present a series of workshops in 2021, aiming to provide resources for families to help their kids (and parents) learn at school, at home, and in the community.


You must REGISTER HERE to attend this workshop


There will be no recording for this workshop (policy of POPARD). Brock will send you the Zoom link closer to the workshop day.


Speaker: Chelsea Jelic, MSc, RSLP, Family-School Liaison, POPARD

Time: Friday January 21, 2022 10:30 – 11:30AM

Topic: AutismBC Talks-Friendships with POPARD


Friendships help all children and teenagers develop socially, emotionally, and personally. Despite myths that suggest otherwise, autistic children and teenagers are often interested in friendship but may need support to understand and learn skills for making and keep friends. This session will include:

· An overview of the skills needed for friendships and social connections, with special considerations for neurodiverse children and youth.

· How social skills for friendship can be supported at home and in the community.

· Links to information, resources, and groups that support friendship skills for neurodiverse children and youth in communities across BC.


1 hour session (45 minutes content, 15 minutes Q&A)




January 21, 2022
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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