ACT – Autism Community Training was established to provide training to parents and community professionals around B.C. We offer an average of 15 live events a year. As of January 2015, we host 15 online videos at Autism Videos @ ACT.

ACT’s live events are funded through registration fees and sponsorship. Autism Videos @ ACT are funded through sponsorship, individual donations and the collaborative efforts of our presenters.

For our live events and online videos we seek sponsorship from school districts, professional associations, foundations, other non-profits and private companies not directly involved in autism treatment. Sponsorship money helps ACT:

  • record and edit videos of live events
  • travel to smaller communities with live events
  • sustain and develop Autism Videos @ ACT
  • other special projects

Please contact Deborah Pugh, Executive Director at (604) 205-5467 or email dpugh@actcommunity.ca to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

12th Annual Focus on Research Conference

Title: Autism and Family Quality of Life – Developing Culturally Responsive Research and Intervention Programming

This conference will provide a forum for researchers, clinicians, educators, parents and those who work for community organizations to address the realities facing marginalized families who have children affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Intellectual Disabilities. These families include First Nations, refugees, immigrants; all those isolated by virtue of language, culture or by living in rural or remote areas.

Your Contribution Will Support:

  • Opportunities for families and researchers to engage in dialogue to inform family-centred research focused on the needs of marginalized communities.
  • Increased access to autism research across Canada; parts of this conference will be web streamed and video recorded for free online access.
  • The importance of evidence-based research.
  • Connecting parents and professionals with community resources.
  • Engage families and researchers in developing new research opportunities.
  • Keeping registration costs low and accessible for attendees who otherwise would be unable to afford to attend.

For more information or to donate, download this events Sponsorship Guidelines.

Autism Videos @ ACT (AVA) Sponsorship

Platform Sponsorship

Thanks to our platform sponsors, in January 2015 we launched a new online video platform that made navigation easier and access easier.


John Carinha is the inspiration and driving force behind the Row4Autism project. John’s passion is to support the inclusion of children with autism in community recreation activities no matter where they live in British Columbia. With support from the Canucks Autism Network, John launched his Row4Autism project in 2014, raising $30,000 for CAN and ACT to support this important work – including support for a new platform for Autism Videos@ACT.

Els for Autism Canada

The Els for Autism golf tournament raises funds for autism each year. In 2014, ACT directed their donation to Autism Videos @ ACT.

Individual Video Sponsorship

Autism Speaks – Autism Treatment NetworkAutism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health,  and Children’s Sleep Network – Sponsorship for Solving Sleep Problems in Children with ASD

Canucks Autism Network – Sponsorship for Ready, Set, Coach: Supporting Children with ASD in Community Recreation.

NeuroDevNet – Sponsorship for videotaping of some of the Focus on Research 2013

Recognizing our Event Sponsors

Event Sponsorship helps with travel and speaker costs, and make it possible for ACT to travel to underserved communities. ACT’s live events are an important source of training for British Columbia’s autism community.

2015 Event Sponsorship

Dwyer Tax Lawyers – Sponsorship for Two Social Thinking Days (Sidney)Dwyer-logo-sm-2

2014 Event Sponsorship

BC Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (BC-CASLPA) – Sponsorship for Teaching Social Thinking Through Stories and Play (Kelowna)

BC Government and Service Employees’ Union – Sponsorship for Teaching Social Thinking Through Stories and Play (Kelowna)row4autism

Row4Autism and Canucks Autism Network – Sponsorship for Ready, Set, Coach (Vancouver)

Dwyer Tax Lawyers – Sponsorship for Navigating Puberty and Adolescence (Sidney)

2013 Event SponsorshipAutism Speaks Canada

Autism Speaks Canada – Sponsorship for the 2013 Focus on Research conference (Vancouver)

The Edith Lando Charitable Foundation – Sponsorship for the Sibshop Training event (Vancouver)

Dwyer Tax Lawyers – Sponsorship for Social Thinking Meets RTI and PBS (Sidney)