Join us for information and inspiration! ACT’s live events cover a wide-range of autism related topics. ACT invites leading practitioners and researchers from across the world to share their insights with BC parents and professionals. If you have any questions about if an event is appropriate for your circumstances, please email us at email@example.com or call us at 604-205-5345 or 1-866-939-5188.
Please note that these events are not suitable for children or preteens – please arrange child care so that you can devote your attention to the event.
Dr. Amy Wetherby is an international leader in autism research with a special interest in changing the developmental trajectory of children with ASD in community settings – not only in university-based research programs. This presentation will demonstrate that it is possible to achieve a reliable diagnosis and provide developmentally appropriate, evidence-based intervention for young children in community settings by training community professionals and parents. Dr. Wetherby will also review the newly implemented DSM5 – she served on DSM5 Committee on Neurodevelopmental Disorders that established the new criteria for ASD diagnosis. Dr. Wetherby last spoke for ACT in 2010. More details coming soon!Teaching Social Thinking Through Stories & Play for Preschool and Early Elementary School
What looks like pure fun to us has important social consequences for the developing mind. The ability to participate in collaborative pretend play depends upon having a flexible brain, competent language ability, self regulation, and solid social-emotional development as well the executive function skills to multi-task the use of all of the above! The new common core standards highlight the importance of “listening and collaboration” in the classroom, which are hallmarks of developmental learning in preschool and during the early elementary years.
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June 20, 2014 - Helping Children with ASD (and their Parents) Get the Sleep They Need. Beth Ann Malow, M.D., Professor of Neurology and Director of the Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center.
September 17 & 18, 2014 - Social Thinking Providers Conference. Key Note Speakers: Michelle Garcia Winner, M.A., CCC-SLP (from the Social Thinking Collaborative) and Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC-CLP (co-Director of Cognitive Connections, Executive Function Practice)