ACT is in the final stages of implementing a new database. Please note there will be a delay in the processing of RASP applications between January 19 and 30th. For those professionals who recently submitted applications to the RASP, please visit this link for further details.
Across Canada autism organizations are collaborating to build a national momentum to promote change, led by the Canadian ASD Alliance (CASDA). The inaugural National Autism Leadership Summit will be held in Ottawa, March 30 & 31, 2015. Plan to be there! Registration will be available soon on the CASDA homepage
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 www.samsung.com/lookatme.
January 16th the online application closes.
Join NeuroDevNet on Jan 13 at 10:15 a.m. -11 a.m. for the announcement of the renewal of Kids 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
Chieng Family Atrium
938 West 28th Avenue
Map: Click here
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, January 12, 2015.
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.