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ACT- Autism Community Training
ACT- Autism Community Training provides information and training relevant to the autism community internationally. Based in British Columbia, Canada, ACT develops a wide-range of positive and practical information on everything from sleep problems and diet, to core issues such as diagnosis and aspects of intervention, including information on setting up intervention programs. These resources are free and are available online without a password requirement.
ACT has developed a new ongoing bursary initiative to provide free registration for our training programs. This has been developed for Indigenous organizations and Indigenous families supporting a child or children with autism or related conditions, or other support need, as a practical way of offering training and building capacity. Both status and non-status family members are eligible. Professionals must be an employee of an Indigenous organization. Each person applying should fill in the online bursary application form. If this presents difficulties, or you have questions, please contact ACT at firstname.lastname@example.org or toll-free: 1-866-939-5188
Science of Early Child Development (SECD)
SECD is a knowledge translation and mobilization initiative designed to make current research accessible to anyone interested in learning more about the impact of early experience on lifelong health and well-being. Beginning as a tool to help share the emerging science about early brain development, SECD now offers a suite of online and offline media-rich educational resources with examples of research and programmes from around the world. SECD has been developed at Red River College in Canada in partnership with the University of Toronto and the Aga Khan Development Network.
Infant Mental Health Promotion
Infant Mental Health Promotion offers a variety of specialized learning and education opportunities to support multidisciplinary service providers working with infants and caregivers as a means of enhancing quality care.
NEYC (childcare and early learning)
NAEYC’s online professional development introduces early childhood educators to core ideas from NAEYC’s position statements, books, journals and more. Designed with busy educators in mind, our online resources provide self-paced, interactive learning that connects professional knowledge to daily practice through practical strategies that bolster best instructional approaches.
Care Courses British Columbia
Care Courses are accepted for British Columbia's 40-hour professional development requirement for renewing an Early Childhood Educator (ECE) License. Click here
Need your 20 Hour Responsible Adult Training? The courses in our Responsible Adult Training course bundle are accepted for British Columbia's 20 Hour Responsible Adult Training Requirement. The bundle covers the following areas: child development; guidance; and health, safety, and nutrition.
Metis Early Childhood Education Funding
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Starr Commonwealth Courses
Online virtual trainings
Institute of child Psychology
Workshops, webinars, corporate training, and professional consultation.
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EPSE 348: Family-Centred Practice for Children with Special Needs (3.0)
Evaluation is based out of 100 marks
Assignments include group discussions and case studies to incorporate the principles of the lessons. Students will practice applying the learned strategies and principles to decision making and supporting families and children with special needs in the case studies. Each case study will become incrementally more challenging as the lessons progress. 5 assignments = a total of 95 marks Group discussions = 5 marks
EPSE 406: Typical and Atypical Development in Infants and Children Course Outline (3.0)
Evaluation: 5 assignments for a total of 100 marks: Assignment 1 15 marks; Assignment 2 20 marks; Assignment 3 10 marks; Assignment 4 15 marks; Assignment 5 40 marks
EPSE 420: Assessment of Infants and Young Children with Special Needs Course Outline (3.0)
Evaluation: Assignments: Based on 100 marks: 2 quizzes =10 marks; 3 chat rooms = 15 marks; 1 think and respond = 5 marks; 5 assignments = 70 marks
EPSE 440: Supporting Social and Communication Development in Infants and Young Children with Special Needs Course Outline (3.0)
Evaluation: Assignments: 5 short Think & Respond exercises (10% each for a total of 50%); One case study with 3 parts (15%, 15%, 20% for a total of 50%)
EPSE 441: Early Intervention for Infants and Young Children with Sensory Loss and Motor Impairments (Prerequisites, All of EPSE 348, 406 and 420)
Evaluation: Assignments: 7 (total of 70 marks) Quizzes = 2 (total of 30 marks)
Some YouTube treasures:
Vanessa Lapointe - Anxiety (2015)
Dr. Temple Grandin: The Autistic Brain
Brene Brown (all of her videos are fabulous for communication and relationship building)
Websites to review
Dr. Linda O'Neill (research and ACES information)
Dr.Martin Brokenleg (resilience, identity,)
Dr. Bruce Perry (there is a section on his website with video interviews)