ACT’s Accomplishments in 2019

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Simon Fraser University Aboriginal Supported Child Development Aboriginal Infant Development Program

ACT – Autism Community Training is British Columbia’s leading provider of community-based professional development and parent training in autism and special needs.  Since 2010, ACT has provided nearly 20,000 registrants with 165,000 hours of live training featuring leading clinicians and researchers.

In 2019, ACT provided:

  • Nearly 22,000 hours of training to over 2,700 registrants featuring provincial and international experts – a 15% increase in hours of training and a 35% increase in registrants over 2018.
  • Seven evidence-based training opportunities across a range of topics.
  • Web streaming accessibility to allow over 2,100 registrants from all regions of BC and beyond to participate in ACT’s training events. This is over triple the number of web streaming viewers ACT hosted in 2018.
  • Web stream training opportunities for 35 BC School Districts and 8 Independent Schools, in partnership with the Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD) and Surrey School District. 
  • Over $11,000 in bursaries in the form of reduced registration fees for low income registrants.
  • One of the highest rates of engagement of any Canadian Facebook page focused on the autism community, with over 6,600 followers. Featuring political developments, research updates and human interest stories. Follow ACT on Facebook.

In 2019, ACT’s live event web streaming:

  • Trained nearly 2,200 registrants across seven web streamed events.
  • Reached audiences across B.C. and throughout Canada.
  • Provided professional development to both individuals and school teams of up to 100.
  • Trained over 1,500 School District employees through district-wide group web stream opportunities.

In 2019, Autism Videos @ ACT (AVA):

2019 AVA videos

New videos in 2019:

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