Monthly Archives: January 2016

Autism in Love: a documentary (Jan 20th, Vancouver)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 – 7:30pm
Pacific Cinematheque, 1131 Howe Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Details and ticket prices:

Finding and maintaining romantic relationships can be challenging for anyone, but for those with autism, impairments in social interaction and difficulties with verbal and non-verbal communication can make it next to impossible. Or so you might think before watching Matt Fuller’s hopeful and affecting documentary on four adults with autism (all admittedly on the higher-functioning end of the spectrum). Lindsey and Dave, both in their early 30s, are contemplating marriage after a 10-year relationship that began when they meet at an autism conference. Middle-aged Stephen is trying to cope with his wife’s cancer diagnosis. Lenny, a socially isolated 22-year-old living with his mom, is desperately searching (so far unsuccessfully) for a girlfriend. Their stories — profound, hopeful, sometimes heartbreaking — provide a new and necessary perspective on what is without a doubt a universal human need.

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Post-screening discussion with Dr. Anthony Bailey, Professor and Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UBC.

Apply to Present before Jan 18 for ACT’s 12th Annual Focus on Research

Apply to present – see details and download application.
Deadline to apply to present is January 18, 2016.

Conference Focus: Autism & Family Quality of Life – Developing Culturally Responsive Research and Intervention Programming

ACT’s 12th Annual Focus on Research Conference will provide a forum for researchers, community organizations, educators and parents to consider the realities facing marginalized families who have children affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Intellectual Disabilities.

Apply to present – see details and download applicationDeadline to apply to present is January 18, 2016.