Autism specialist and author Stephanie Jull will be in Saanich delivering a free autism awareness workshop at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence on Friday, Oct. 24.
The day-long session runs from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm.
Jull is a PhD and behaviour analyst who works as the Canucks Autism Network program director and authored Supporting Children with Autism in Community Recreation
Jull teaches community members how to engage children, youth and adults living with autism.
The class is beneficial for recreation leaders and community coaches of swimming, gymnastics, soccer, basketball and martial arts and other sports, as well as physical education teachers and group leaders such as Girl Guides and Boy Scouts, and volunteers or support workers in one-on-one situations. Strategies include communications, behaviour support, coaching, motivation and building rapport.
Advance registration is free but required through piseworld.com or at 250-220-2510 (program # 2376).