If you’ve met one person with ASD, you’ve met one person with ASD. Autism is a spectrum disorder, meaning it is characterized by a wide range of symptoms and severity. Although there are core characteristics present in all individuals with a diagnosis of ASD, there is much variability across individuals. How do we best support students with ASD given their varying profiles?

The Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders: Practical Applications course provides a comprehensive overview of ASD, with an emphasis on topics relevant to the school setting. These topics include basics of ASD, individual differences, understanding and changing behaviour, social and communication skills, life skills, and much more!

Participants are given ample opportunity to participate in practical hands-on activities, and application exercises that will prepare them to apply the concepts and strategies into their instructional program. By the end of this course, participants will be equipped with knowledge about ASD and the tools to support the unique needs of these students.

This 5-day, 30-hour, intensive practical course is offered to teachers, paraprofessionals, and other educational staff working at any grade level (K – 12) to support students with ASD in developing their social, academic, and adaptive skills.


This course is open to all British Columbia (BC) School District and Independent School personnel.

  • All registrants pay a $75 admin fee for this course
  • Registrants who are not employed by a BC School District or BC Independent School also pay a $300 tuition fee (in addition to the admin fee)