POPARD provides consultation, training and support services to all public and independent schools across the province of British Columbia with a primary focus on increasing the capacity of school district staff to support students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
The POPARD team will provide leadership in collaboration with educators who request support for children and youth with ASD. Collaboration will promote meaningful consultation with parents and community teams. POPARD will promote a wide range of evidence-based practice approaches that will facilitate inclusive educational programs in the least restrictive environment.
The purpose of our website is to provide teachers, para-professionals, and parents with information about ASD. You can find information on resources, training, elearning modules, and POPARD services and is an excellent resource for school teams.
School teams can request support and services from POPARD through the Rocky Mountain School District Learning Services Department and District Partner.
School Teams interested in working with POPARD please contact
Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Turner at 250-342-4674
District Partner Karin Smith at 250-342-9243 ext 4407