Training FAQs

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About Autism

Autism is characterized by differences with social communication, sensory sensitivities and repetitive behaviour, as well as a wide range of individual strengths, interests and abilities.

In British Columbia, 1 in 30 children and youth is on the autism spectrum. There are over 29,000 children and youth on the autism spectrum province-wide.*

*Ministry of Children and Family Development, December 2023

The Public Health Authority of Canada estimates 1 in 66 children is on the autism spectrum in Canada.

There is no publicly available data for the prevalence of autism in adults.

CAN Training & Accessibility Consultation

Our province-wide training team offers customizable autism workshops and accessibility consultation to various groups.

These include sport coaches, recreation staff, first responders, mental health providers, school staff, employers, travel organizations, and a range of community venues.

We are proud to provide customized solutions for a range of sectors. If you don’t see your organization type listed, reach out to us directly at We will be happy to help!

Training-Specific Questions

Our workshops provide an introduction to autism and strategies for supporting individuals on the spectrum in a variety of settings.

Topics can include:

  • Identifying and understanding autism
  • Communication strategies and tips
  • Behaviour support and motivational strategies
  • Coaching/teaching tools
  • Rapport-building strategies
  • Social inclusion supports

Each of our live training workshops can be customized to meet the specific needs of your organization. Content typically includes topics such as recognizing autism, communication tips, increasing predictability, supporting positive behaviour, and providing support during difficulty.

Get in touch with us directly! We would love to hear about your desired learning outcomes and share what we can offer.

To book a training workshop for any community sector, please fill out this form.

For all other inquiries, please email!

Our training workshops operate on a cost-recovery basis and standard fees do apply. To learn more, please inquire directly:

We do not want costs to be a barrier to receiving high quality training. We are committed to offering you a rate that works for your organization. If you are working within financial constraints, please let us know and we will do our best to meet your needs.

Of course! We are happy to provide certificates to all attendees.

We welcome your feedback! Please fill out this Training Feedback form.

Accessibility Consultation Questions

We actively collaborate with various organizations and community spaces to increase accessibility for individuals on the spectrum.

This type of community engagement can include:

  • Individualized Consultation
  • Resource Development ( videos, activity storybooks, checklists, maps, etc)
  • Hosting autism-friendly programs or Sensory Friendly Spaces at events

Tell us what you had in mind! Fill out our form and a member of our Training & Accessibility Consultation team will be in touch.

Sector-Specific Questions

Canucks Autism Network live training workshops can be eligible for National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) professional development credits and BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) continuing education credits.

Contact for information about how to obtain your credits.

Sport training is designed for local sport clubs, provincial sport organizations and national sport organizations (i.e. baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey, tennis, gymnastics, rugby, etc.).

Recreation training is for community recreation leaders teaching swim, skate, fitness, art, or day camps, typically associated with community centres.

Our vision is that every individual on the autism spectrum is understood, accepted and supported in all community spaces.

Canucks Autism Network considers a community space or venue to include any organization that directly interacts with or provides services to the general public.

Community spaces to which we have provided training include: Rogers Arena, Science World, Vancouver Aquarium, City of Surrey & more.

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