Monthly Archives: January 2015

Samsung Canada is donating tablets – apply before January 16th

In partnership with Autism Speaks Canada, Samsung Canada is launching a pilot
initiative called The Look at Me Project. The Samsung Galaxy Tab will be preloaded with the Look at Me app and given to 200 families with children with ASD across Canada. The Look at Me Project is designed to create a shared community to connect families with similar experiences. This project hopes to facilitate meaningful connections between parents or caregivers and their children as well as foster connections between the 200 families selected.

Learn more at
January 16th the online application closes.

Investing in Autism Research: NeuroDevNet

Join NeuroDevNet on Jan 13 at 10:15 a.m. -11 a.m. for the announcement of the renewal of NeuroDevNetLOGOKids Brain Health (formerly Neurodevnet), a Vancouver-based national research network that focuses on early diagnosis and treatments for neurodisabilities, including autism. The event will be held on the campus of BC Children’s Hospital.

NeuroDevNet would like to encourage ACT community families to attend with their children who would feel comfortable in a potentially crowded setting with bright lights and amplified sound. Following the presentations, NeuroDevNet encourages you to interact with the researchers and policy makers gathered, to discuss priorities and needs that need to be addressed in research and services. Media may also be present and will be interested in connecting with you.

As National Network of Centres of Excellence funded by the federal government, NeuroDevNet and its researchers are committed to improving the wellbeing of children with autism, cerebral palsy, and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and the wellbeing of their families.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
10:15 a.m. (PST)  Guests arrive
10:30 a.m. (PST)  Program starts

Child & Family Research Institute
Entrance #18
Chieng Family Atrium
938 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
Map: Click here

Please RSVP to by Monday, January 12, 2015.

Autism Survey Results are Available from CASDA

In the Spring of 2014, ACT sent out to the 7,000 families and professionals and organizations on our email list a call to participate in the 1st National Autism Survey, initiated by CASDA, the Canadian ASD Alliance – of which ACT is a member. The BC autism community responded strongly, second only to Ontario in the number of respondents – you can read about the details from B.C. in the report. The ‘National Needs Assessment Survey for Families, Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders & Professionals’ is now available both in report form (pdf) and as a video summary.

The survey results and more can be found on the CASDA website.