Monthly Archives: April 2015

New events: Early Intervention, Advocacy, Social Thinking and more

Hot off the presses: we’ve just release more events: Early Intervention, Advocacy, Social Thinking, Helping Youth Thrive and more. Plan your learning and professional development for 2015 (see below for dates, presenters and details)

May 29th, 2015 − Vancouver
Identifying and Treating Co-occurring Mental Health Challenges in Children with ASD
Vikram Dua, MD, FRCPC

June 6th, 2015 − Prince George
Positive Behavior Support: What Parents Need to Know! (Prince George)
Brenda Fossett, Ph.D., BCBA-D

July 20 – 24, 2015 − Vancouver
Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders (July 2015): Practical Applications for School-Age Children (POPARD)
Instructor to be announced

July 29 & 30, 2015 − Vancouver
SMILE – Structured Methods in Language Education : A Multisensory Language Learning Program
Enid Wolf-Schein, Ed.D., CCC-SLP & Rhonda Bachmann, M.S. Ed.

July 31st, 2015 − Vancouver
Strategies for Working with Young Children with Autism: Supporting Slower Responders
Richard Stock, Ph.D., BCBA-D

August 13 – 15, 2015 − Vancouver
PEERS® Certified School-Based Training
Elizabeth Laugeson, PsyD

August 17 – 21, 2015 − Vancouver
Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders (August 2015) : Practical Applications for School-Age Children (POPARD)
Instructor to be announced

September 17 & 18, 2015 − Vancouver
Social Thinking and Mental Health Frameworks – Blending Strategies to Reach Our Students
Nancy Clements, MA, CCC-SLP & Nancy Cotton, PhD

October 2nd, 2015 − Kamloops
Advocacy Tools for Parents of Children with Special Needs (Kamloops)
Deborah Pugh

October 3rd, 2015 − Kamloops
Positive Behavior Support: What Parents Need to Know! (Kamloops)
Brenda Fossett, Ph.D., BCBA-D

October 23rd, 2015 − Vancouver
Thriving in Youth with ASD – What Does it Take?
Jonathan Weiss, PhD

November 7th, 2015 − Vancouver
Positive Behavior Support: What Parents Need to Know! (Vancouver)
Brenda Fossett, Ph.D., BCBA-D

November 20th, 2015 − Vancouver
Advocacy Tools for Parents of Children with Special Needs (Vancouver)
Deborah Pugh

November 21st, 2015 − Vancouver
Taking Control of the Future – Planning for Families with Special Needs
Blair Dwyer & Layli Antinuk, Dwyer Tax Law, Victoria

December 5th, 2015 − Vancouver
Faster than a Speeding Bullet: iPads in Autism Intervention (Vancouver)
Brenda Fossett, Ph.D., BCBA-D

April 18th: Panel Discussion on Advocacy in B.C.

Saturday, April 18th ACT is hosting an event to provide an update on ACT’s Resources and a panel discussion from leading members of the autism community in B.C.

Register soon, and lunch is provided. For more details, see the ACT Event page.

The ACT presentation will include brief demonstrations our many online resources:

  • New Diagnosis Hub – Next Steps Guide
  • Autism Information Database (AID)
  • Autism in Chinese
  • Autism Videos @ ACT (AVA)
  • Enhanced RASP Search

There are a number of autism organizations across B.C., some of which did not exist a decade ago, which have a primary role in advocacy. To open this discussion, a panel of speakers from a range of organizations will present their views on how B.C.’s autism community can collaborate to better support families and individuals with a range of special needs.

  • Moderator – Michael Craig, Board President, ACT- Autism Community Training
  • Patrick Dwyer, Facilitator and Vice-President, Authors with Autism; UVic Student Club
  • John Esson, President, Autism Society of B.C.
  • Betty-Ann Garreck, Coordinator, Autism Kamloops
  • Katy Harandi, CEO, Canucks Autism Network
  • Susan Noble, Board Member, Autism Okanagan
  • Jodi Wickens, Executive Director, Autism Support Network