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Caregiver Skill Training Program

Disclaimer: Information provided is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal or educational professionals. Autism Speaks Canada does not provide medical or legal advice or services. Rather, Autism Speaks Canada provides general information about autism as a service to the community. The information provided on our website is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal or educational professionals. Autism Speaks Canada has not validated and is not responsible for any information, events, or services provided by third parties.

Caregiver Skill Training Program

With funding from the Public Agency of Canada (PHAC), we partnered with McGill University on the Caregivers Skills Training Program to empower parents and caregivers with evidence-based skills training in Quebec, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon for children with autism.

This training brought together 17 Caregiver Skill Training Master Trainers (MTs) from 11 organizations. The workshop covered both theoretical and hands-on activities with children and families. Overall, trainees expressed high satisfaction with the learning experience, including interactions with their peers and sharing of relevant knowledge. Up to 70% of 477 participants reported increased knowledge and/or skills after attending the training program.

“Our team feels privileged that we got through all major project milestones just before the COVID-19 outbreak. We are currently making adjustments to activities for the current year and are optimistic that we will find creative ways to adjust.”

Dr. Mayada Elsabbagh, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Canada

Help support our mission objective of increasing early childhood screening and timely interventions

Disclaimer: Information provided is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal or educational professionals. Autism Speaks Canada does not provide medical or legal advice or services. Rather, Autism Speaks Canada provides general information about autism as a service to the community. The information provided on our website is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal or educational professionals. Autism Speaks Canada has not validated and is not responsible for any information, events, or services provided by third parties.