Community Events in BC

ACT lists workshops and conferences in BC related to autism and other diverse needs that are provided by local agencies and organizations.

Sexual Health Education: Considerations for Autistic Students (Online)

Sexual Health Education: Considerations for Autistic Students (Online)

Tuesday, February 7    
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Sexual health education in BC schools aims to equip students with the information, motivation, and behavioural skills needed to enhance sexual health and avoid negative sexual health outcomes. All individuals have the right to learn all they can to enable them to become sexually healthy [...]
FSI Navigating Education Series: Building Your Child's Team (Online)

FSI Navigating Education Series: Building Your Child's Team (Online)

Tuesday, February 7    
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
FSI Education Series
Join the Family Support Institute for a four-part Navigating Education series for families. Register for one presentation or all four. Part 1: Building Your Child's Team • Who is who (Resource teachers, learning support, EAs, OTs SLPs?) • Allies and relationships (you and your family [...]
Canadian Health and Wellbeing in Developmental Disabilities Conference

Canadian Health and Wellbeing in Developmental Disabilities Conference

Wednesday, February 8 - Thursday, February 9    
All Day
Online conference - view details here
The Canadian Health and Wellbeing in Developmental Disabilities Conference is an interprofessional conference where health care providers and community partners connect to share educational and informative updates and practical, innovative, promising and effective practices that improve the health and wellbeing of people with developmental disabilities [...]
FSI Learning Explorations - RDSP Level 1

FSI Learning Explorations - RDSP Level 1

Wednesday, February 8    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join Audrey Deutschmann on February 8th to learn about RDSP Level 1 SESSION INFO: RDSP Level 1: Beginner RDSP workshop for those who want to learn what an RDSP is, who qualifies, how to apply for the Disability Tax Credit, and how to open an [...]
Sexual Health Education: Considerations for Autistic Students

Sexual Health Education: Considerations for Autistic Students

Thursday, February 9    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sexual health education in BC schools aims to equip students with the information, motivation, and behavioural skills needed to enhance sexual health and avoid negative sexual health outcomes. All individuals have the right to learn all they can to enable them to become sexually healthy [...]
Autism BC Talks: Autism & Taxes, How Do You Apply for Disability Tax Credit?

Autism BC Talks: Autism & Taxes, How Do You Apply for Disability Tax Credit?

Friday, February 10    
10:00 am - 11:30 am
There are financial stressors when setting up the learning environment for your child with autism, including materials, therapies and activities. These things can be very costly. David is here to help alleviate some of this financial stress, by pointing out how and where you can [...]
H.A.N.G. Gamers & Actors Unite! - Cloverdale

H.A.N.G. Gamers & Actors Unite! - Cloverdale

Saturday, February 11    
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cloverdale
This HANG Gamers & Actors group is all about imagination! “Helping Adolescents / Adults Network and Grow” (HANG) is a way for teens and adults to build peer relationships while practicing social skills. Each session of any “HANG” styled group includes structured greeting activities, group [...]
Promoting Functional Skills in the Home Environment (Online)

Promoting Functional Skills in the Home Environment (Online)

Tuesday, February 14    
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Children and youth with ASD may have difficulties learning functional skills, however it is important that they develop these skills over time to achieve greater independence. This session will: Help parents and families develop a better understanding of the wide array of functional skills Provide [...]
FSI Learning Explorations - Sexual Health

FSI Learning Explorations - Sexual Health

Wednesday, February 15    
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
SESSION INFO: Join us on February 15th  for  Sexual Health  with Rachel Skidmore. “Let’s talk about sexuality” – this phrase offers up a wide range of possibilities – along with a host of anxieties. As a parent of a child with a disability, this is [...]
Promoting Functional Skills in the Home Environment (Online)

Promoting Functional Skills in the Home Environment (Online)

Thursday, February 16    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Children and youth with ASD may have difficulties learning functional skills, however it is important that they develop these skills over time to achieve greater independence. This session will: Help parents and families develop a better understanding of the wide array of functional skills Provide [...]
Mandt Training - In Person (Surrey)

Mandt Training - In Person (Surrey)

Friday, February 17    
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Mandt System is: Relationship Based Crisis Interaction - Used extensively across Canada, the focus of Mandt is on building trust and supporting students, not just their behaviours. Building positive, healthy relationships where students live, learn, work and play is the ultimate goal of our [...]
Mandt Training at West Coast Learning Centre

Mandt Training at West Coast Learning Centre

Friday, February 17    
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
We love training school staff in The Mandt System® because Mandt programs change the culture of the classrooms to enhance educational outcomes. By using The Mandt System, all of the educational staff, regardless of role, can work together to create a safe and caring school [...]
Autism BC Talks: Autism & Taxes, What Can You Claim?

Autism BC Talks: Autism & Taxes, What Can You Claim?

Friday, February 17    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
If you are the parent of a child with an autism diagnosis, this is a must-attend event for you! The assumption for this Talk is that your child has been approved for the Disability Tax Credit or the application has been submitted.  Some of the [...]
Supporting Executive Functioning Skills for Children & Youth with ASD (Online)

Supporting Executive Functioning Skills for Children & Youth with ASD (Online)

Tuesday, February 21    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Many individuals with ASD struggle with executive functioning, however improving skills in this area is vital for developing independence and functioning successfully in many settings. This workshop will help participants: Develop a better understanding of executive functioning and how it relates to home, school, and [...]
FSI Navigating Education Series: Navigating Supports and IEPs (Online)

FSI Navigating Education Series: Navigating Supports and IEPs (Online)

Tuesday, February 21    
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
FSI Education Series
Join the Family Support Institute for a four-part Navigating Education series for families. Register for one presentation or all four. Part 2: Navigating Supports and IEPs • Timeline of IEPs, when and how often to meet • Ministry of Education designations • Smart vs Competency [...]
PEERS for Teens - In Person

PEERS for Teens - In Person

Thursday, February 23 - Thursday, June 8    
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
PEERS for Teens is a 14 week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens in middle and high school who are interested in learning new ways of making and keeping friends. Teens and parents attend 90 minute sessions through a Zoom platform once a week [...]
Assertiveness Training

Assertiveness Training

Saturday, February 25    
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
This Assertiveness Training Zoom workshop is for people eligible for CLBC Services, Self-Advocates and their Allies. Emily Inston and Danielle Willhoeft from PosAbilities will be presenting. The workshop is 1 1/2 hours long, FREE and on a Saturday afternoon. This is part of the series [...]
Friendships: Strategies & Supports for Autistic Children & Youth (Online)

Friendships: Strategies & Supports for Autistic Children & Youth (Online)

Tuesday, February 28    
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Friendships are an important part of life, however, developing and maintaining friendships takes effort, and for many Autistic children and youth, skills that may require additional support. In this session, participants will learn about: ASD, Friendships, and Belonging Supporting Friendship Skills Handling Peer Rejection and [...]
Friendships: Strategies & Supports for Autistic Children & Youth (Online)

Friendships: Strategies & Supports for Autistic Children & Youth (Online)

Thursday, March 2    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Friendships are an important part of life, however, developing and maintaining friendships takes effort, and for many Autistic children and youth, skills that may require additional support. In this session, participants will learn about: ASD, Friendships, and Belonging Supporting Friendship Skills Handling Peer Rejection and [...]
FSI Learning Explorations - Kindergarten Transitions

FSI Learning Explorations - Kindergarten Transitions

Thursday, March 2    
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us March 2, 2023 for Kindergarten Transitions with Tracey Beckett & Cari Rawling SESSION INFO: The transition from preschool into school can be particularly challenging for parents and their children when extra supports are required: and extra care is needed to ensure a smooth [...]
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