Special Needs Community Events

ACT lists workshops and conferences in B.C. related to autism and other special needs that are provided by local agencies and organizations.


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June, 2017


When Should You Tell Your Child He/She Has ASD?

Monday, June 19
Richmond

When Should You Tell Your Child He/She Has ASD? Presented by: Dr. Suzanne Jacobsen Parents are often unsure when or if to tell their child they have been diagnosed with...

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Autism’s Own 2017

Saturday, June 24, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Victoria

The Autism's Own Conference is one of the few autism events organized entirely by people on the autism spectrum. It is the result of a collaborative effort by Victoria's autism...

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July, 2017


ACTING ANTICS

Tuesday, July 4 - Thursday, July 27
Burnaby

Acting Antics – Summer Program for Teens Acting Antics is a fun and inspiring program that provides the tools for developing social understanding in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)....

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Head Start Summer Camp – Session 1

Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 21, 9:15 am - 1:15 pm
Vancouver

Head Start is an innovative, fun and engaging summer camp for youth between the ages of 14-18 who would like to learn about employment, and opportunities that await them after...

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Connect with PEERS Summer Camp – Session 1

Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 21, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Vancouver

This social skills camp is specially designed to bring youth (ages 14-18) together to connect with peers and build friendships. Based on the PEERS® curriculum, this camp focuses on friendship skills and...

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Addressing mental health in youth with autism: Working with the individual, the family, and the community

Wednesday, July 12, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Richmond

Individuals with autism often struggle with managing anxiety, anger, or depression, and increasingly, interventions are being used to help address these difficulties. These treatments are best provided within a context...

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Applications of CBT to Address Emotional Functioning in Youth with ASD

Monday, July 24 - Tuesday, July 25, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Vancouver

This two-day intensive training is for mental health clinicians experienced in CBT with an interest in adaptations relevant to neurodevelopmental disabilities (e.g., autism, ADHD, learning disability). Day 1 is open...

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Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders – Practical Applications for School-Age Children

Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Surrey

This 30 hour course, taught by the experienced and engaging Dr. Ken Cole, with a small group of participants, reflects evidence-based practice in teaching students with autism. Instruction includes pre-readings,...

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August, 2017


Cutting Edge Strategies to Improve Executive Function Skills

Thursday, August 10 - Friday, August 11, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sidney

After a sold-out appearance last summer in Richmond, Sarah Ward, MS, CCC-SLP, is coming to beautiful Sidney on Vancouver Island to teach hands-on practical strategies to improve Executive Function skills,...

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Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders – Practical Applications for School-Age Children

Monday, August 14 - Friday, August 18, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Vancouver

This 30 hour course, taught by the experienced and engaging Dr. Ken Cole, with a small group of participants, reflects evidence-based practice in teaching students with autism. Instruction includes pre-readings,...

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