Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders(POPARD)
The Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders(POPARD) provide 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.