Upcoming Live Events

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 info@actcommunity.ca or call us at 604-205-5467 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.

August 2014

popard

August 11 - 15, 2014
Vancouver, BC
This course is now full.

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders

Practical Applications (POPARD)

Kenneth D. Cole, Ph.D., R.Psych.

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.

popard

August 18 - 22, 2014
Vancouver, BC
Call the office to be put on a waiting list.

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders

Practical Applications (POPARD)

Kenneth D. Cole, Ph.D., R.Psych.

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.

popard

August 25 - 29, 2014
Victoria, BC
This course is now full.

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders

Practical Applications (POPARD)

Kenneth D. Cole, Ph.D., R.Psych.

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.

September 2014

social-thinking

September 17 & 18, 2014
Richmond, BC
Register online or view details

1st Annual Canadian Social Thinking® Providers Conference

Applying Social Thinking and Teaching Executive Function Skills: Where, When, How and with Whom?

Keynote speakers:
Joanne Gerenser, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ABA and Social Thinking
Sarah Ward, MS, CCC-SLP, Cutting Edge Strategies to Teach Executive Functioning
Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP, Founder of Social Thinking
Pamela Crooke, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, New practical lessons/strategies and rubrics for authentic data

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.

October 2014

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October 4th, 2014
Kamloops, BC
Register online or view details

Ready, Set, Coach

Supporting Kids with Autism in Community Recreation Activities

Stephanie Jull, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Program Director, Canucks Autism Network

Children with autism are less likely to participate in sports and community recreation than typically-developing peers. When they do, coaches and community instructors have often not received training or support to help them know what strategies work best for supporting kids on the spectrum.

December 2014

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December 5 & 6, 2014
Vancouver, BC
Register online or view details

The Science of Making Friends

Helping Socially Challenged Teens and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Elizabeth Laugeson, PsyD, Founder and Director, PEERS Clinic, University of California Los Angeles

The UCLA Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relationship Skills (PEERS) is a manualized, social skills training intervention for adolescents and young adults. It has a strong evidence-base for use with teens and young adults with ASD, but is also appropriate for teens and young adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other socioemotional problems.

Save the Date! More Upcoming Events

Promoting Speech and Language in Individuals Across the Autism Spectrum: Collaboration for Success and Focusing on Non-Verbal Children
Joanne Gerenser, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
October 24 & 25, 2014 in Vancouver, BC
Details & registration coming soon

Past ACT Events

Download our archived events from 2013 (pdf)