Monthly Archives: November 2014

Online Training and Professional Certificates with Douglas College

Spaces are still available in the winter 2015 Online Autism Outreach Training – for Behaviour Interventionists (BIs) living outside of the Lower Mainland. Apply now, for this credit courses subsidized by MCFD, classes begin in January. For full information: douglascollege.ca/autism-outreach.

Do you want a rewarding career helping youth and adults on the autism spectrum find – and keep – meaningful employment? Apply to the Employment Supports Specialty Advanced Certificate now, online credit classes begin in January. For more information: douglascollege.ca/ess

The Disability and Community Studies Department at Douglas College is also now accepting applications for three other autism related programs that begin in Fall 2015: Behaviour Intervention Certificate; Classroom and Community Support Diploma and Disability and ABA Advanced Certificate. Please see www.douglascollege.ca for details.

Free IEP Workshop in Punjabi

November 27th – Surrey, B.C.

ਵਿਅਕਤੀਗਤ ਸਿੱਖਿਆ ਯੋਜਨਾ (ਆਈ ਈ ਪੀ) ਅਤੇ ਘਰ-ਸਕੂਲ ਸਾਂਝ ਦੀ ਮਹੱਤਤਾ

Individualized Education Plan (IEP) & the Importance of the Home-School Partnership

Individualized Education Plan (IEP) & the Importance of the Home-School Partnership. This event, scheduled from 6:00 -8:30 pm on Thursday, November 27th, is aimed at members of the South Asian Community and will be presented in English/Punjabi. It will be co-sponsored by Surrey Schools District with the support of ACT’s South Asian Autism Committee. Families are welcomed from across school districts. Space is limited please pre-register with ACT. For more information, consult the event details page. Or download the poster in English&Punjabi

ACT’s New Online Registration System

ACT has been working hard to bring you a new online registration system.

  • It is easier to use
  • Enables registration directly from the events page
  • You can register someone other than yourself for an event
  • Allows registration for multiple attendees and automatically applies the group discount.

Download 2014 receipts before January 30, 2015: Receipts for events delivered prior to November 2014 are available at:www.actcommunity.ca/amember

If you have any questions, please contact our office at info@actcommunity.ca or 1-866-939-5188

Join Joy Becker’s Ride – Fundraiser

Joy Becker, popular ACT presenter of the Navigating Puberty and Adolescence events, is facing her second battle with breast cancer in the past five years. The Lantzville Pub (outside of Nanaimo) is hosting a cancer fundraiser on Joy and Rick’s behalf on November 20th. You can donate online, or tickets are available at the Lantzville Pub at 250-390-4019 or call 250-755-9512. To contribute to the silent auction, call 250-268-8000. Joy is taking a one-year sabbatical. This fundraiser is to support Joy and her family with the additional expenses that are part of the cancer journey ACT is sending best wishes to Joy, from all of those who appreciate her work, her humour and her passion.

Update: tickets for the event at the Lantzville Pub are now sold out (congratulations, Joy!), but you can still make donations online.

Try out the pre-flight process with YVR and CAN

The Canucks Autism Network (CAN) is partnering with Vancouver International Airport, CATSA and Air Transat to provide a unique airport experience for families living with autism. On Monday, November 17th, CAN families will have the opportunity to go through the entire pre-flight process (airport arrival, check-in, security and boarding) without actually taking flight. To learn more about this event, email ryan@canucksautism.ca, or visit canucksautism.ca.

Advocacy Toolkit for municipal elections

The BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition has developed a toolkit to support advocacy for legislation, policy and practice that benefit children and youth and their families, in advance of B.C.’s municipal elections on November 15, 2014. The toolkit highlights some of the current issues facing children, youth and families in B.C., the role of the municipal government, and questions that you can ask of candidates.