About Us

ACT’s Mission

The mission of ACT – Autism Community Training is to provide excellent information and training, in accordance with international best practices. Our goal is to enable parents, professionals and para-professionals to support children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder to live productive, satisfying lives within their families and communities.

Information Services

ACT- Autism Community Training provides information and training relevant to the autism community internationally. Based in British Columbia, Canada, ACT develops a wide-range of positive and practical information on everything from sleep problems and diet, to core issues such as diagnosis and aspects of intervention, including information on setting up intervention programs.

ACT’s Information and Training resources are funded by the income generated by our live events, and through sponsorship and donations.

For a review of ACT’s Parent Support and Information Work 2005-2016, see report.

ACT Training

ACT provides training through live events focused on a number of areas and by providing free online videos available at the convenience of the user. ACT’s training is self-supporting through registration fees, sponsorship and donations. We do not receive government funding for this important component of our work.

For a review of ACT’s Training 2003-2016, see report.

History

ACT held its first conference in May 2003 as a community response to the great need throughout British Columbia for specialized training opportunities on ASD. In 2005 ACT opened its office in Burnaby as a provincial centre providing information and support under contract with the B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development. We continue to provide training opportunities to parents, para-professionals and professionals both live and online.

ACT is a registered not-for-profit society.  We gratefully acknowledge the Consortium for the Advancement of Child Health – Simon Fraser University for co-sponsoring our training at Harbour Centre, their downtown Vancouver campus. The web site for the SFU Psychology Department is www.psyc.sfu.ca.