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  • Innovative and online
    Innovative and online

    Information creates insight, acceptance and inclusion

  • A story-based multimedia approach
    A story-based multimedia approach

    Offers perspectives about ASD across the lifespan

  • Schools, homes, community
    Schools, homes, community

    Learn practical resources and approaches for support in many contexts


Program At-A-Glance

Length of Study: 
14 weeks
Recognition of Completion

In the News

International Education Conference Welcomes Selkirk College SPECTRUM

An innovative online course offering resources about Autism Spectrum Disorder developed at Selkirk College appeared before a world audience at the Hawaii International Conference on Education taking place this January. Barely a year after SPECTRUM launched, hundreds of people in the West Kootenay and across the country have taken advantage of the Lifespan Autism Resources & Training according to Selkirk College instructor Jane Green, one of the driving forces behind the project.

Selkirk College Celebrating SPECTRUM Success

Offered for the first time by Selkirk College as a pilot program, SPECTRUM is now ready to deliver invaluable resources about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to the world. It's an exciting, innovative online course offering perspectives about ASD across the lifespan to increase awareness and understanding.

Selkirk College Pilots SPECTRUM, a Lifespan Autism Resources & Training Course

Autism touches many people and families. With this comes an increasing need for awareness and understanding of practical resources and approaches for supporting situations in many contexts—schools, homes, community.

What People are Saying

I feel as though I am coming away from this greatly more empathetic towards people in general...
To the individuals and families that we have met in the videos. I looked forward to hearing about your journeys each week. I thank them for being so brave, open, honest and sincere.
Thank you so much for the SPECTRUM Course on ASD… I really enjoyed it and am excited to put my new knowledge to use. I especially enjoyed all the interviews with the families and the individuals who shared their first-hand experiences about life on the spectrum… it really opened my eyes to how difficult it must be for them to deal with life situations that many would not even give a second thought to.
Tanya Anderson
It helped me understand the bizzare comportment of many children who come through my door at the daycare.
I feel it has better prepared me for my work, but even more than that, it has helped me better understand my son.
I am very appreciative of having different language to talk to clients and employers with that moves away from the negatives and stereotypes of people who are neurodiverse...