Research Grant Awarded to Laurie Vismara, Co-Investigator

    In partnership with researchers from the University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, University of Toronto, and California State University-Davis, we are pleased to announce the PACE Coaching Project. The goal of PACE Coaching is to provide and evaluate evidence-based parent coaching intervention for children aged 15 to 30 months who are at risk of, or diagnosed, with autism spectrum disorder throughout the Canadian province of British Columbia. Based on the autism treatment model co-developed by Laurie Vismara, PhD, early intervention agencies along with Aboriginal agencies will be taught evidence-based parent coaching intervention to deliver with families with young children who are at risk of, or diagnosed, with autism spectrum disorder. We hope to provide necessary early intervention and professional development resources to a wide range of intervention consultants including infant development specialists, early childhood educators, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, behavior interventionists, and family support and clinical social workers. This is a three-year research project to end in March, 2020.

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