Monthly Archives: May 2016

$50 off if you register for both Social Thinking and Executive Function Skills

Pamela Crooke and Michelle Garcia WinnerACT is offering a discount of $50 if you register for all four days of training offered by the Two Days of Social Thinking (Aug. 4 & 5, 2016 in Vancouver) and Cutting Edge Strategies to Improve Executive Function Skills (Sept. 15 & 16, 2016 in Richmond) events.

These two events include audience activities to develop SarahWard_CognitiveConnectionsWebsite_August2014 185x210practical skills that you can implement for your students who have social or executive function challenges.

Details – This discount:

  • cannot be used if you have already received a group discount, or in combination with any other group discounts.
  • applies only if you register for both days of both events (no discount for single day registrations).
  • valid only for an individual attending both events. It cannot be shared amongst attendees.
  • valid for an individual attending all four training days of the two events. In case of cancellations, original registration rates will apply.

Parent Info Session in Squamish on June 7th

Navigating Autism Intervention Services: A Parent Info Session

June 7, 2016,  9:30 am – 11:30 am
Squamish Academy of Music

Please join us for a free information session led by Louise Broadley, Manager of Autism Information Services with ACT -Autism Community Training on navigating autism services and interventions available for children with autism living in B.C.

Topics include:

  • Next Steps after a diagnosis of autism
  • Basics on the Autism Funding Program
  • Strategies for setting up your team in a small community
  • Setting up contracts with service providers
  • The importance of collaboration between professionals and families

There will be time for networking with other families. Representatives from MCFD and community service providers will also be on hand to answer any questions. This free information session is sponsored by MCFD.

Who should attend: Parents and family members of children with autism as well as the professionals who support them including teachers. support workers and health

The session will be held on June 7th from 9:30am-ll:30am at Squamish Academy of Music (38121 2 Ave. Squamish. BC). Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. We ask that you RSVP via or by calling 1-866-939-5188 so we can ensure we have enough refreshments

Squamish Academy of Music
38121 2 Ave., Squamish. BC

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Seeking New Members for ACT’s Board of Directors: apply before May 9th

ACT – Autism Community Training is the primary source for objective information and support on autism in B.C. A not-for-profit society led by a Board of Directors, ACT is seeking three new board members in time for our AGM on May 31st. This year we are keen to identify candidates who understand the diverse concerns of families raising children with autism from the perspective of parents, siblings or other members of the extended family, as well as having professional expertise.

ACT’s Board is a governance board and does not involve itself in daily operations. Board members are called upon to provide the board with professional advice. Currently we would like to augment the considerable strength of ACT’s Board in the areas of human resources, media relations, marketing and fundraising.

For more information on ACT’s current Board see Those interested in finding out more, may contact the head of ACT’s Nominations Committee, Helga Marshall, c/o

The deadline for submitting a resume and cover letter to is May 9, 2016.