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Active and Safe Play in ASD: Having fun while staying safe - July 22, 2017 1pm-3pm

Dr. Lise Olsen, Registered Nurse and Associate Professor at UBC Okanagan, promotes healthy and safe child development within a family and community context. She focuses on child injury prevention, promotion of physical activity for children and families, and understanding the experiences of parents who have a child living with a chronic condition or disability.  A main focus is on the needs of families who have a child living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Crystal Shannon completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Thompson Rivers University and is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Nursing program at UBC Okanagan in Kelowna. Since 2009, she has worked with Kamloops Infant Development Society helping families and their children birth to three years old who are at risk for or suffer from developmental delays. Crystal has a background in public health nursing and values a family-centred approach in her work. Crystal is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor, a Circle of Security Parenting Trainer, and is also a Child Passenger Safety Educator.