Monthly Archives: August 2015

Back to School Resources

The transition back to school can be exciting, scary, and full of change for everyone. ACT has free resources to help parents and school aged children with autism manage the transition:

ACT’s Autism Information Database has resources such as:


Share your Photos with ACT!

As you may have seen from ACT’s information and promotional materials, we like to include photos to liven up our print materials and website, to help raise autism awareness and entice people to use ACT’s resources.

We are interested in collecting new photos of kids and young adults with their peers and families having fun and engaging in community or family activities. We are especially keen to feature adults with autism in the workplace.

Please consider sharing your photos with us! To share your photos*, please use either this online folder or the online submission form. Our designer is eagerly awaiting your submissions!
For examples of how we use photos, please see:

Best regards,
Amy Severson
Manager of Communications
ACT – Autism Community Training
* If you choose to send us a photo, please note:

  • When you submit your photos to ACT, you are giving us permission to use them in our information and promotional material both in print and online.
  • ACT is a not-for-profit, we will not use these photos commercially.
  • We will not name any of the individuals in the photos.
  • We cannot use every photo submitted but we do appreciate everything sent to us. We cannot guarantee the photo credit will be given every time the photo is used.

New Free Video – Best Practices in Early Intervention: an Update

Best Practices in Early Intervention: An Update on the Research and Helping Families Build the “Team”

Presented by Karen D. Bopp, Ph.D., RSLP; Senior Behaviour Consultant /Autism Policy, MCFD and Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Educational Counselling Psychology and Special Education, Faculty of Education, UBC

This is a new presentation building on Dr. Bopp’s 2012 video on Best Practices. This update provides an overview of current best practice treatment approaches for children and youth with ASD with a new section on alternative and complementary treatments. It focuses on developing collaborative partnerships between behavior consultants, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists and other professionals in order to enhance outcomes for children with ASD and provide their families with meaningful support. Dr. Bopp has spent over 20 years in the autism field, as a clinician, researcher and in policy development.

Topics covered include:

  • Evidence-Based Practices: Key Elements
  • Intervention Models
  • Alternative and Complementary Treatments: What Do We Know?

Access all 16 of ACT’s videos online at These free videos can be viewed on your computer or mobile device. Each video is edited into smaller chunks, so you can watch a few segments at a time on a range of topics.