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Elizabeth Sparling

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Doctor of Social Sciences


Elizabeth Sparling works for the Nanaimo-Ladysmith Public Schools as a District Inclusion Support Coordinator. Sparling’s background is in special education and behaviour analysis. She is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and the founder and first president of the British Columbia Association for Behaviour Analysis, which was established to advance applied behavior analysis (ABA) in BC and advocate for appropriate credentials for people working as behaviour consultants with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD.) Sparling is also the owner of FIVE Behaviour and Education Services, which provides early intervention and school-age supports to children and youth with ASD. Her dissertation work focuses on the transition process for youth with developmental disabilities as they move from high school to adult services. She holds a Master of Education from the University of Victoria (2001) a Bachelor of Education from the University of Victoria (1998) and a Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia (1992). Sparling received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for her work with people with developmental disabilities.