Monthly Archives: September 2013

Children’s Sleep Network – Free Event – Sept. 27 & 28th – Vancouver

Sleep is vital for health but many children with special needs experience chronic sleep problems of great severity. In B.C. it can be very difficult for sleep deprived families to find help to see if there are underlying medical conditions causing their child’s sleep problems.

To raise awareness, the Children’s Sleep Network is planning a two-day free public event on Friday evening & Saturday morning, September 27th & 28th at UBC Robson Square. They are welcoming parents and professionals.

Visit their website for more information and to register, or join their FaceBook page.

Autism Speaks Canada Walk – Sunday, September 29, Stanley Park

ACT will be at the 6th Annual Vancouver Walk Now for Autism Speaks Sunday, September 29th at Lumberman’s Arch, in Stanley Park. (Fingers crossed for sunshine!) Come by our information table to catch up with our latest resources and pick up the new ACT event calendar and copies of our autism awareness materials. Don’t forget to go online and donate to any one of the dozens of terrific teams walking for autism research and services.

Free Public Forum: Dual Diagnosis – Mental Health & Neurodevelopmental Disabilities – Sept. 29th

For up to half of children with a primary developmental disorder, there are further difficulties that the first diagnosis doesn’t address. A panel of experts, including a researcher, a clinician, a front-line advocate, a long-time support teacher, and the parent of a young adult with a dual diagnosis, will present opportunities to learn, ask questions, and share experiences of dual diagnosis, as well as interact with community-based service organizations and their representatives.

Join host NeuroDevNet on September 29th<, 3:30 PM for a public forum as part of NeuroDevNet’s annual research conference.

Autism on Campus workshop at UVic, Sept. 18th

Informational workshop this Wednesday (September 18th) at the University of Victoria:

Are you a student with ASD who may be going to the University of Victoria? Do you wish to learn more about what autism-specific supports are offered at the UVic? If you are a prospective student with autism, or a parent or guardian of a transitioning student on the spectrum, Autism on Campus, a free informational workshop, can show you what UVic support services are available to help meet your needs. Many of the speakers will be successful UVic students who are diagnosed with ASD.

For more information.