Selkirk Program being showcased at Education Conference in Hawaii

A Selkirk College Program is being showcased to educators from around the world at an Education Conference in Hawaii.

Lifespan Autism Resources and Training is the first course developed under the SPECTRUM Banner.

Community Education Coordinator, and Lead Coordinator Carol Currie says the program was 4 years in the making, with development funding from the CBT and local focus groups.

Some people that live with autism also had input into the course.

With the spectrum there are huge differences from one person to another and she says they wanted to make a course that will give residents and professionals the information and skills needed to support people with autism.

The online course was developed as a pilot, but it's since been accepted by 5 school districts as meeting autism training requirements for teachers assistants.

The Selkirk Team is now in Hawaii, as part of the International Conference on Education...head to www.selkirk.ca/spectrum to learn more.