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Home Events - Early Years BC Child Growth and Development Family Support In Person Inclusive Child Care Autism and Neurodiversity in the Early Childcare setting with Dr. Karen Bopp


Mar 08 2023


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm




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Autism and Neurodiversity in the Early Childcare setting with Dr. Karen Bopp

Workshop on Autism and Neurodiversity in the Early Childcare setting. The presentation would cover the following:
1. Understanding Autism in the Early Years
Learn about the key features of autism and address common myths and stereotypes
Learn how to recognize early indicators of autism in young children
2. Talking with Families about their Child’s Development
Learn the core components to consider when speaking with families about autism and other developmental concerns
3. Strategies to Support Active Engagement and Communication
Learn ways to gain and maintain a child’s attention, improve interactions and promote social communication
4. Visual Supports
Understand the advantages of using visual supports in all childcare settings
Understand the common types of visual supports and best ways to use them.

Dr. Karen Bopp has worked extensively with autistic and neurodivergent individuals and their families for over 28 years. She received her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology in 1995 and PhD in Special Education in 2006. Karen is an Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism (CIRCA) at UBC. She led the creation of free, on-line, self-paced professional development programs that teach how to better support neurodivergent and autistic individuals in employment, dentistry, family medicine and childcare.

Cost: FREE                       Registration is required.


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