The Ministry of Education funds POPARD to provide a number of services, including consultation, assessments, courses, and more, at no cost to schools in BC. However, additional services may be provided at a fee for service basis, either to schools or other organizations.

Individuals who are interested in exploring unique or additional services are encouraged to discuss this with their POPARD consultant, or to contact


In addition to our Super Workshops, POPARD has received requests for customized workshops that tailor to the specific needs of the district. Topics of interest have included Transition Planning, Positive Behaviour Support, Visual Support, ASD and Mental Health, and Promoting Independence. Our customized workshops range in duration depending on your district’s availability, and can be targeted toward a range of education personnel — classroom teachers, integration support teachers, education assistants, administrators, or school or district-level staff. If you are interested in a customized workshop, please contact your POPARD consultant.

Partial FTE Contracts

In addition to courses and Super Workshops, POPARD provides educational teams with customized contracts to build capacity in working with students with autism. We have accommodated requests for consulting, mentoring, implementation training, customized workshops, and support training in IEP development and safety planning, and in specialized program planning. We are open to tailoring customized contract offerings to meet your school team or district needs.

If your district wishes to purchase a POPARD contract, please contact the Training and Library Coordinator.

Phone: (604) 946-3610