Participate in ACT’s 12th Annual Focus on Research – online!
Autism & Family Quality of Life – Developing Culturally Responsive Research and Intervention Programming
New! Join us for live online webstreaming for this conference. Register for webstreaming before April 13th: Register online or call the ACT office at 604-205-5467 or toll-free at 1-866-939-5188. Registered viewers will be emailed a link and password to the online streaming page on April 14.
For more information, visit the event details page or download the complete schedule. Read up on the technical tips before the event.
It’s Easy: The platform being used is similar to YouTube – if you can watch YouTube videos, you can watch the live webstreaming!
It’s Engaging: Live online streaming video includes a chat function facilitated by ACT staff. You will be able to post questions that will be passed to the speaker at an appropriate time, and be able to text chat with other online attendees.
It’s Accessible: Register now. Registered viewers will be emailed a link to the online streaming page on April 14.
Selected talks (listed below) will be web streamed online for registered viewers.
Why webstreaming? ACT brings in top speakers for 15-20 events a year, and we know that not everyone can attend our live events, due to geography, cost, or organizational challenges. We have been working on increasing accessibility to our training opportunities, first by filming select events and putting them online as part of Autism Videos @ ACT. This year we are branching out to live online streaming video.
About this event
This conference will provide a forum for researchers, clinicians, educators, parents and those who work for community organizations to address the realities facing marginalized families who have children affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. These families include First Nations, refugees, immigrants; all those isolated by virtue of language, culture or by living in rural or remote areas.
The goal of this conference is to build relationships between researchers, community-based clinicians, community organizations and families to facilitate collaboration to better support under-served members of our communitieis. In particular, we are hoping to provide researchers with the important research questions that the community wishes to have answered, but incorporating panel discussions and other opportunities to share experiences, perspectives and information.
Download the complete schedule for a list of which presentations are being live webstreamed.