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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April, 2017

Positive Practices in Behavioral Support

Tuesday, April 18 - Friday, April 28
Your office

Positive Practices in Behavioral Support Through Nonlinear Applied Behavior Analysis Thomas J. Willis, Ph.D. This is a Live, Fully Interactive Web-based Seminar Attend from the comfort of your own office...

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Autism Spectrum Disorder in Adults: Challenges and Solutions

Friday, April 21
North Vancouver

Dr Anthony Bailey, BSc, MBBS, DCH, MRCPsych, FRCPC Professor and Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry The detected prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) has increased substantially over the last 20...

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Au-Some Conference 2017

Saturday, April 22, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Together with an amazing team of au-some spectrum adults we bring you, The Au-Some Conference.  This is a day of learning about the diversity of the autism spectrum. If you...

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Teach Me To Be Social

Saturday, April 22 - Saturday, June 17

A Social skill group for young children (Ages 4-6) and their parents This social group is aimed at teaching introductory social skills to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Curriculum is...

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Family Bowling: For Families Living with Autism (Kelowna)

Sunday, April 23

Families are invited to come out and bowl a few frames alongside other families living with autism in their community! This event will take place in the afternoon of Sunday,...

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ACT’s Focus on Research Conference 2017

Friday, April 28 - Saturday, April 29, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Autism & Mental Health - Looking Beyond Autism ACT’s 13th Annual Focus on Research Conference will provide a forum for community professionals, researchers, and families to learn how to address...

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Autism and Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Saturday, April 29, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

How does Autism affect an individual's life? How can therapeutic horseback riding make a difference? What are some strategies we can use to help individuals with Autism succeed in life?...

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May, 2017

POPARD 2017 Conference

Monday, May 1 - Tuesday, May 2

"Shakin’ it Up! Behavior Analysis – Outside the Box"  POPARD Conference, featuring: Merrill Winston, Ph.D., BCBA-D POPARD is delighted to present two days of advanced training by renowned Behavior Analyst,...

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The EAL (English as an Additional Language) for CPD (Caring for Persons with Disabilities)

Saturday, May 6

The EAL (English as an Additional Language) for CPD (Caring for Persons with Disabilities) classes are for parents of children or dependent adults with disabilities. You will learn about government...

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Young Adults with ASD

Sunday, May 7 - Sunday, July 16, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is designed for people with a history of depression, who are currently in recovery, to teach them skills that may prevent future relapse. It combines cognitive-based...

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