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AutismBC Talks with POPARD: Sharing an Autism Diagnosis and Self-Advocacy

March 31, 2023 @ 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 2023. This Talk aims to help autistic children and youth increase their self-awareness and self-advocacy by sharing their diagnosis with them and exploring what this means to them.

Topic: Sharing an Autism Diagnosis and the Importance of Self-Advocacy

Speaker: Veena Birring Hayer, MSW, RSW, Family-School Liaison, POPARD

When: Friday, March 31, 2023, 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Where: ZOOM

Who: Parents and caregivers of children and youth on the spectrum
1-hour session (45 minutes content, 15 minutes Q&A)


Every family is different. The timing and delivery of talking about an autism diagnosis with a child will be different for every family too. This session will:

  • Provide a review of the research on sharing a diagnosis with children and youth.
  • Discuss strategies and support for parents/caregivers to assist with the process of sharing.
  • Discuss the importance of self-advocacy for autistic individuals, including resources to support this.
  • Include research that includes valuable insights from autistic voices as well as literature that provides a parent perspective.

You must register to attend this workshop.


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

To learn more about our resources on autism and self-advocacy: 



March 31, 2023
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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