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.

TWO Educator Workshop: Challenges in Reading & Writing for French Learners

TWO Educator Workshop: Challenges in Reading & Writing for French Learners

Saturday, January 28    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Vancouver
Join us at This World's Ours Centre with our Service Provider Lucile Denys who is an Orthopédagogie & native French Speaker.  She is hosting an Interactive Educator workshop: "Apéro avec une ortho" designed to address the challenges of Teaching  Reading & Writing for French Learners in a open, [...]
Easter Seals Adult Social Club (Online)

Easter Seals Adult Social Club (Online)

Monday, January 30    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us from the comfort of your home for an hour every Monday for laughs, connections and just plain fun! January 30 - March 6  Mondays, 6:00pm – 7:00pm (no class February 10th) Ages 19-49 years Cost: $50 Visit the Easter Seals website for registration.
The Competency Based IEP: A New Way Forward (Online)

The Competency Based IEP: A New Way Forward (Online)

Tuesday, January 31    
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Individual Education Plan (IEP) is an important tool to support students with disabilities and diverse needs in schools across the province. This session will support understanding of the new Competency Based IEP (CB-IEP) which utilizes the principles of inclusion, student agency and responsive planning. [...]
Easter Seals Youth Fun & Fitness (Online)

Easter Seals Youth Fun & Fitness (Online)

Tuesday, January 31    
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Youth fun and fitness is all about moving and grooving! During the program there will be active games, daily challenges, and sport time with friends. This program is free of cost, and open to youths 12-24. If you have any song requests let us know! [...]
Easter Seals Kids Social Club (Online)

Easter Seals Kids Social Club (Online)

Wednesday, February 1    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us from the comfort of your home for an hour every Wednesday for laughs, connections and just plain fun! This one-hour club will include games, social time and virtual field trips. February 1 - March 8 Wednesdays, 6:00pm – 7:00pm Ages 6-18 years Cost: [...]
The Competency Based IEP: A New Way Forward (Online)

The Competency Based IEP: A New Way Forward (Online)

Thursday, February 2    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Individual Education Plan (IEP) is an important tool to support students with disabilities and diverse needs in schools across the province. This session will support understanding of the new Competency Based IEP (CB-IEP) which utilizes the principles of inclusion, student agency and responsive planning. [...]
FSI Learning Explorations - Learn About Support Worker Central

FSI Learning Explorations - Learn About Support Worker Central

Thursday, February 2    
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Alexi McGreer on Thursday February 2, 2023 to Learn About  Support Worker Central SESSION INFO:   Are you looking to hire support staff? Learn about Support Worker Central (SWC), a free, provincial wide employment website that allows families and their loved ones with disabilities [...]
FSI Learning Explorations - Learn About Support Worker Central

FSI Learning Explorations - Learn About Support Worker Central

Thursday, February 2    
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Alexi McGreer on Thursday February 2, 2023 to Learn About  Support Worker Central SESSION INFO:   Are you looking to hire support staff? Learn about Support Worker Central (SWC), a free, provincial wide employment website that allows families and their loved ones with disabilities [...]
Early Reading & Writing Skills! A Bilingual & Interactive Workshop at TWO

Early Reading & Writing Skills! A Bilingual & Interactive Workshop at TWO

Saturday, February 4    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Vancouver
Join us for this Bilingual Interactive Family Workshop with Orthopedagogue Lucile Denys (English/ French)  This is a FREE workshop looking at early Reading & Writing Skills. Bring your child with you to play & learn together in an interactive session which will give you ideas on [...]
PEERS for Young Adults - Online

PEERS for Young Adults - Online

Monday, February 6 - Monday, June 12    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PEERS for young adults is an evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated young adults who are interested in making and keeping friends and or developing romantic relationships. Young adults and social coaches (including parents or other caregivers) attend 16 weekly group sessions for 90 minutes [...]
PEERS for Young Adults - Online

PEERS for Young Adults - Online

Monday, February 6 - Monday, June 12    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PEERS for Young Adults Online - Mondays Feb 16, 2023 - June 12, 2023. 7:00 - 8:30pm  PEERS for Young Adults is an evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated young adults who are interested in making and keeping friends and or developing romantic relationships. Young [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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