Upcoming ACT Events
July 19 & 20, 2018
Carol Gray, Founder and Innovator, Social Stories Satellite Schools and Services, and Carol’s Club
Introduction to ASD – Practical Applications – POPARD
August 16 & 17, 2018 – Vancouver
Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP
Pamela Crooke, PhD, CCC-SLP
Friday, August 24
Vancouver, BC, & Web Streaming!
Andrew McDonnell, PhD, Clinical Psychologist
Thursday & Friday, September 27 & 28
Judy Reaven, PhD
Friday & Saturday, October 19 & 20, 2018
Vancouver, BC, & Web Streaming
Lynn Kern Koegel, CCC-SLP
Ilene Schwartz, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Friday, November 2nd
Vancouver, BC & Web Streaming!
Dori Zener, MSW, RSW
Register for any two events and save $50.
Cannot be combined with other discounts or bursaries.
Bursaries for those most in need, including para-professionals, parents who have children with special needs, adults with ASD, and professionals who need to travel outside of their home regions are also available, to the best of our financial ability. Bursaries are also available for webstreaming – internationally and Canada!
For information on how to apply for an ACT bursary, please visit the Bursaries FAQ page
Special Needs Community Events – July & August
Monday, July 16 – Friday, July 27, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, July 21, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday, July 21, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monday, July 30 – Friday, August 10, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monday, August 13 – Friday, August 17, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Friday, August 17, 7:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Participate in Autism Research: Volunteers Needed
Parent Training through Telepractice
Are you a Japanese parent(s) of a child with Autism living within two hours’ drive from Vancouver whose child exhibit problem behaviour at home? Researchers at the University of British Columbia are looking for a Japanese- speaking parent(s) of a 3- to 6-year-old child with autism who is willing to receive parent training via telepractice to improve the child’s behaviour in a home routine.
Telepractice involves the use of telecommunication technology to link a professional with a client who lives at a far distance. The video camera on the computer monitor is employed by users to communicate by sight and sound in real time. The study will last up to nine months. You will receive weekly training from a UBC graduate student researcher to implement a behaviour support plan collaboratively created with you. The effectiveness of procedure in terms of improvement in child behaviour and parent implementation of the plan, as well as acceptability and feasibility of the plan will be examined.
If you are interested in the study, please contact Serina Ando (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Parent and Child Early (PACE) Coaching Project
PACE is poised to start the implementation phase of this important project in a number of communities across B.C. Researchers will evaluate an evidence-based parent coaching intervention for children aged 15 to 30 months who are at risk of, or diagnosed with ASD. ACT has been involved in the project since 2015 when it accepted the responsibility from the B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development to administer funding for this important research initiative.
Visit the Parent and Child Early Coaching Project page to find out more, including a video overview of the project, the latest quarterly PACE newsletter, and contact information.
Autism in the News
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Mom’s Facebook post to man who publicly shamed her son with autism goes viral – CBC News
Parents of kids with autism threaten human rights complaint if their children aren’t assigned the same support workers next school year – The Star