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Posted March 13, 2020

Upcoming Events – Spring 2020

Positive Behavior Support – A Practical Introduction for Parents & Caregivers

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Vancouver, BC & Webstreaming!
View details & registration

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Friday, April 24th, 2020

Vancouver, BC & Webstreaming!
View details & registration

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Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Vancouver, BC & Webstreaming!
View details & registration


Save the Date! – Events in the coming year

Details & registration coming soon

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Thursday & Friday, August 20 & 21, 2020

Two Days of Social Thinking:
A Focus on Emotions

Surrey, BC & Webstreaming
Presented by Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP


Thursday & Friday, October 22 & 23, 2020

Educational Forum – Future Of Special Education In B.C.

Vancouver, BC & Webstreaming


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Thursday & Friday, November 5 & 6, 2020

Supporting Early So cial and Communication Development through Parent Coaching

Vancouver, BC & Webstreaming


Friday, November 27, 2020

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Parents are Teachers Too! PBS Scenarios in the Home and Community

Vancouver, BC & Webstreaming

Brenda Fossett, PhD, BCBA-D


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Toilet Training For Everyone – Revised And Expanded

Vancouver, BC & Webstreaming

Presented by Pat Mirenda, PhD, BCBA-D and Katie Rinald, BCBA


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Share Your April Autism Awareness Month Activities on our Community Events listing

ACT’s Special Needs Community Events listing shares event information from B.C. organizations. Are you planning anything for April to mark Autism Awareness Month? You are welcomed to submit your organization’s events.

Visit Special Needs Community Events to see what is happening around the province,

Participate in research

ACT encourages research that builds evidence-informed approaches to supporting individuals with autism and other conditions. We devote a page on ACT’s website to informing autistic adults and parents of children with ASD about university-affiliated projects which may be of interest.

Visit the Participate in Autism Research page to see all current research projects and project contact information. Submit your research project using our online form to submit your university-affiliated research projects related to the field of autism and special needs. It may take up to one week to post.

Submit a Community Resource to the BC Community Resources Database

ACT is continually adding to our community resources from throughout B.C. You can submit your recommendations for quality resources in your community for inclusion in the BC Community Resources Database. We also appreciate updates or corrections of existing community records.

Categories for submission include


Autism in the News

ACT carefully sources insightful stories, ranging from research and government policy, to the world of entertainment, culture, and lifestyle.

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Woman takes up law to fight for son with autism – BBC News

Canadians with lifelong disabilities can lose disability tax credit – Global News

Teachers encouraged by special-needs funding changes – Prince George Citizen

I Overcame My Autism and All I Got Was This Lousy Anxiety Disorder – CBC Books

Girl Scout troop for children with special needs makes scouting ‘meaningful’ – Today

Malena Ernman on daughter Greta Thunberg: ‘She was slowly disappearing into some kind of darkness’ – The Guardian

Autistic teen faced relentless bullying since he came out at age 12. He died by suicide. – LGBTQ Nation

Melatonin may ease autistic children’s sleep troubles – Spectrum News

I’m Autistic, But I Didn’t Know It Until After Marriage And Kids – Yahoo