“Social Emotional Learning for Youth with ASD at Extraordinary Times”
by Bohdanna Popowycz, M.Ed., BCBA
Date: Friday June 19, 2020
Place: Zoom and Facebook Live
During these uncertain times, and with school coming to a close, how does a parent take the summer and continue to work on social emotional learning, and soft skill ‘teaching’? Let’s be creative and discuss what can be done at home with both leisure skills and growth in independence skills for teens with autism. We will talk about some ideas, how to break this down into teaching components and discuss how this can ‘hit’ some of the important soft skills as well as the mechanics (hard skills) needed to be successful in high school and beyond!
Speaker: Bohdanna Popowycz M.Ed., BCBA
Bohdanna has been involved with individuals on the autism spectrum from toddlers to adults since the early 90’s. Her background and education, specifically in autism, started in the States under the supervision, guidance and training at a Lovaas Replication Site. This allowed Bohdanna the honour and privilege to move to different countries and learn from various professionals in the field. She and her family moved to British Columbia in 2001 where she began building relationships with schools in the Lower Mainland. She, along with parent advocates started Harmony House CARES, and currently works closely with school districts across the Lower Mainland (e.g. life and practical skills coordinator/consultant with a local school) and in the States. One of her current passions is working together with families and all stakeholders to build solid IEPs and plans, in which functional and useful transitions can be made for the betterment of a youth’s life as they learn and grow towards adulthood. Bohdanna is the proud mother of 3 amazing kids.
Mark your calendar. Log on to Facebook page “Autism BC” at 10AM Friday June 19th to participate in this Facebook Live workshop. Send your request for Zoom link to firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not have Facebook account.