Dr. Pat Mirenda: Parent and Child Early (PACE) Coaching Project

SPEAKER: Pat Mirenda is a Professor in the Department of Educational & Counseling Psychology and Special Education, and Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism (CIRCA) at the University of British Columbia. She has published numerous research articles and chapters and presents frequently at international, national, and regional conferences. Her current research examines how children with autism and their families grow and develop over time, and the effectiveness of a parent coaching intervention for toddlers at-risk for autism.

SUMMARY: This session will provide an overview of the objectives and procedures of the PACE Coaching project, which is aimed at parents of 15-30 month old children who are at risk for autism spectrum disorder and live in selected communities across BC.