Monthly Archives: September 2014

Autism Speaks Walk: Vancouver, September 28th

ACT – Autism Community Training will be at the walk this weekend – will we see you there?

Walk Now for Autism Speaks Canada: Vancouver 2014

When: Sunday, September 28, 2014
Where: Science World/Olympic Village (Directions)

Registration Opens: 8:30 am
Official Start: 9:45 am

Transit: *If you’re planning on taking the Skytrain to Main Street that station is under construction upgrades and you must take a different train to this  station.  Please check the  Train2Main link here for all of this  information. 
Walk Distance: 3 km

See the Autism Speaks Canada site for details.

Walk for Autism: Kelowna, September 21

For more details, please see the Autism Speaks Canada page for this walk.


When: Sunday, September 21, 2014
Where: Rhapsody Plaza (the Dolphin Fountain), 1200 Water Street (Directions)


Parking and access is from the street or adjacent to the plaza.

Walk Distance: 3 km
Registration Opens: 8:30 am
Official Walk Start: 10:00 am

You can register online for free, or contact


Job Posting: Information Officer (now filled)

We are happy to announce that we have filled this position.


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 the subject line.

The close date is September 12, 2014, and interviews will begin as applications are received.