COMMUNITY TRAINING: Virtual Edition
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Online via Zoom
With 1 in 68 children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it is almost certain that if you work with youth, you have worked with an individual with autism.
Our goal is to ensure that you will be equipped with skills, knowledge and strategies to better support and communicate with the youth that you serve.
If you are a coach, instructor, volunteer, teacher, recreation worker or
child care provider, this training is for you.
Participants in Ausome’s training workshops learn to recognize and better understand autism. They will leave the training workshop with practical strategies to use immediately in any sports and recreation setting.
Our workshops provide an overview of ASD and give examples of what ASD looks like in sports and recreation settings. We will provide a variety of strategies for supporting individuals with autism including:
We can provide training at your location or at ours in the new House of Sport at the RA Centre (Riverside Drive). Workshops vary in length from 90 minutes to half day, and can be customized to meet individual or group interests. Workshop costs vary depending on location, size of group and duration of the event. Costs may be subsidized for non-profit organizations.
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*Please note: due to the high level of demand for custom training, wait times are currently around 3-6 months.
“Ausome took the time to learn about our business so they could customize the training to meet our needs. This training has been essential to ensure that all of our Associates start with the same in-depth knowledge of strategies to implement—whether they have experience working with individuals with disabilities or not.”
– Lisa Cardinal, Program Director of MOVE by GoodLife Kids Foundation.
It is not enough for school and community sports and recreation programs to allow children and youth on the autism spectrum to join if those programs are not built to adequately support their participation. Ausome Ottawa and the Canadian Disability Participation Project (CDPP) partnered to produce a resource tool to narrow that shortfall and to be a catalyst for transformative change: A Blueprint for Building Quality Participation in Sport for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Together, we engaged parents, volunteers, and program staff to assess perceptions and experiences that children on the autism spectrum have in sports and recreation programs, and to generate and prioritize evidence-based strategies to foster their quality participation.
The Blueprint is the outcome of that research – a versatile tool and guidebook that educates coaches, teachers, instructors, associations and other sports and recreation providers across the country on how to audit their programs and to implement necessary changes that will make them more accessible to and inclusive of all children and youth on the autism spectrum.