Monthly Archives: August 2014

Supplementary SCD and ASCD services in the Event of School Closures

re: Supplementary Supported Child Development (SCD) and Aboriginal Support Child Development (ASCD) in the Event of School Closures

In the event of school closures due to the ongoing BCTF labour dispute, MCFD has authorized supplemental – “SCD/ASCD services to be offered to families of school age children with special needs currently receiving these services

Please read here for details on who is eligible, and how to request supplemental services.

Chapter 6 of ACT’s Autism Manual for BC has detailed information about the services available to children with special needs (including SCD). 


New Job Posting: Information Officer

ACT – Autism Community Training has an opening for a full time Information Officer. Responsibilities include:

  • responding to autism-related inquiries from families and community members, province-wide;
  • researching and evaluating evidence-based information resources from across the world;
  • sourcing community resources from across B.C. relevant to families supporting individuals with special needs.


  • Must be knowledgeable about autism and passionate about communicating knowledge.
  • Compassionate with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • A related undergraduate degree (e.g., psychology) is preferred.
  • Competency in computer applications including databases and Microsoft Excel is preferred.

A full job description is available upon request. ACT offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

Apply by email with resume and cover letter to with “Information Officer” in subject line.

Applications will be accepted until August 11th; ACT is seeking to fill this position by the end of August.