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.
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.
A good night’s sleep is fundamental to all children being able to learn and for their parents to function, and this event is relevant to both professionals and parents who are looking for practical steps that parents can take to reap the benefits of improved family health and quality of life. While developed specific to autism, many of the strategies that Dr. Malow will describe are relevant to children with a range of special needs.
This 30 hour course has recently been revised to reflect current research and evidence-based practice in teaching students with ASD. Instruction includes pre-readings, practical hands-on training through instructor demonstration and coaching. In addition, course participants complete applied exercises in the key elements of teaching and supporting students with ASD.
The 1st Annual Canadian Social Thinking® Providers Conference is an opportunity for Canadian practitioners of Social Thinking to come together to learn, share ideas and network. As the international “Social Thinking movement” grows, the hope is for attendees to gain knowledge and avoid “re-creating the wheel” as they develop practical programs and services allowing for them to build on what others have shared.