Autism Spectrum Disorder: the Fédération des parents de C.-B. Launches a New Initiative

Article de Parenthèse publié le 23 mai 2024, dans la catégorie Petite enfance

The Fédération des parents has just set up a project whose objectives are to support Francophone child care centres that want to become more inclusive, and to offer resources adapted to the needs of families who have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

In an effort to truly meet the needs of families and child care centres, the Fédération des parents worked with parents, as well as with experts in the field, including the Inclusion Langley Society, to provide educators with a range of adapted resources.

The project includes professional kits, which will be sent to Francophone child care centres in BC. These kits contain a variety of sensory materials, as well as explanatory sheets that will guide educators. The goal is to make specialized material available, and to guide child care centre staff on their use with children who attend their centre and who have ASD. The kits will be available at child care centres, as well as through the Tire-Lire resource lending centre.

In addition, Francophone parents who have children with ASD will now be able to access several resources by ordering them through the Tire-Lire resource lending centre website, or in person at the centre in Port Coquitlam. Tire-Lire already has more than 4200 books, 200 educational games, as well as educational resources for early childhood educators, all in French.

This initiative for families who have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is made possible thanks to the financial support of the Public Health Agency of Canada, as part of the Petite enfance en santé project of the Société Santé en français, through RésoSanté Colombie-Britannique.