Upcoming ACT Events
Regular rate ends July 11th! Save $25
Social Stories with Carol Gray
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
Kenneth Cole, PhD, RPsych
July 30 – August 3, 2018 – Surrey
October 29 – November 2, 2018 – Vancouver
Social Thinking Conference
August 16 & 17, 2018 – Vancouver
Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP
Pamela Crooke, PhD, CCC-SLP
Non-Aversive Strategies to Assist Individuals with Autism and Challenging Behaviours
Friday, August 24
Vancouver, BC, & Web Streaming!
Andrew McDonnell, PhD, Clinical Psychologist
Managing the Anxious Symptoms of Children and Adolescents with ASD: Practical Strategies
Thursday & Friday, September 27 & 28
Judy Reaven, PhD
Setting the Stage for Success: Positive Behaviour Support in School, Home and Community
Friday & Saturday, October 19 & 20, 2018
Vancouver, BC, & Web Streaming
Lynn Kern Koegel, CCC-SLP
Ilene Schwartz, Ph.D., BCBA-D
INVESTing in Girls and Women with ASD
Friday, November 2nd
Vancouver, BC & Web Streaming!
Dori Zener, MSW, RSW
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Register for any two ACT Events and receive $50 off. Use coupon code 50off2 to at checkout when you register for any two different events at checkout or contact ACT to register by phone.
Cannot be combined with other discounts or bursaries.
Bursaries for those most in need, including para-professionals, parents who have children with diverse 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
Diverse Needs Community Events – July & August
Pacific Autism Family Network Summer Camp (ages 6-10)
Monday, July 16 – Friday, July 27, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
FREE SFU Social Science Camp for children ages 7-12
Saturday, July 21, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Identifying Mental Health and Obesity Related Risk Factors in ASD – FREE Parent Workshop
Saturday, July 21, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pacific Autism Family Network Summer Camp (ages 6-10)
Monday, July 30 – Friday, August 10, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
What? Me Worry?
Monday, August 13 – Friday, August 17, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Temple Grandin: Developing Individuals with Different Minds
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 ([email protected]) 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
The most read stories from the past month.
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Tackling bullying could help reduce depression in autistic teens – Science Daily
Canada’s first national accessibility law tabled in Ottawa – CBC News
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
Father of autistic child takes to Facebook to criticise people who judge him in public – NewsHub
This special ed teacher promised to one day donate $1M to her students. She wasn’t kidding – North Jersey
Growth spurt in head, skeleton mark autism in boys – Spectrum News
20 years after the MMR scandal the rise in measles shows the consequences of misunderstanding autism – Metro
Can you raise an autistic child to be bilingual – and should you try? – The Conversation
Construction starts on Courtenay’s new Autism Centre of Excellence – Comox Valley Record
Sesame Place is world’s first theme park designated as a Certified Autism Center (video) – NBC News
The CRA makes life more difficult for people with disabilities – The Globe and Mail
Five-year-old boy with autism dies after being found in Calgary pond – CTV News
Important new work on autism could change interventions – UC Santa Cruz
Autistic son faced discrimination at after-school program, mom says – Herald News
Students with diverse needs asked to stay home from school more often: Report – CTV News
Where Autistic Workers Thrive – Fortune
What happened next to the man with autism whose aide was shot by police – The Washington Post