Upcoming Live Events

ACT’s Free Fall-Spring Events Season – available live and online across Canada & around the world

Registration is open for ACT’s free Fall/Spring series of web streamed presentations by speakers who will inspire and inform. This initiative is in response to the concerns of families and individuals across the world, affected by autism and other special needs, who have been isolated by the pandemic. ACT is responding to their requests for practical resources that are accessible from their homes. These free events are open to anyone who is interested, internationally, but the focus is on supporting caregivers.

Turning the COVID-19 Crisis into Opportunity: Rethinking family supports to build resilience

April 16, 2021

Web Streaming Only

Presented by Professor Grace Iarocci & Vanessa Fong, PhD Candidate, Simon Fraser University

Moderated by Professor Anthony Bailey, Chair of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of British Columbia

Parent Panel: Lori Gauthier, Carey Henry, Bo Sang Lee & Deborah Pugh

This presentation will feature a detailed analysis of a survey conducted by researchers at Simon Fraser University on the effect of the pandemic on BC families of children with autism, looking at quality of life, mental health, and service delivery.

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Supporting Early Social & Communication Development through Parent Coaching

April 23, 2021

Web Streaming Only

Presented by Pat Mirenda, PhD, BCBA-D; Paola Colozzo, PhD, RSLP; Veronica Smith, PhD; Wendy Ungar, PhD and other members of the PACE Coaching team.

The findings of this recently concluded 3-year research project, carried out in partnership with child and family development agencies across BC, has important implications for supporting parents and communities with effective early intervention for toddlers with special needs.

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Improving Family Mealtimes, One Bite at A Time

June 3, 2021

Web Streaming Only

Presented by Lauren Binnendyk, PhD, BCBA-D

This workshop is designed for parents struggling to add more variety into their child’s diet.

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Autism and Sexual Health: Access, Education, and Intervention

June 4, 2021

Web Streaming Only

Presented by Landa Fox, MA, BCBA, Certified Sexual Health Educator

This full day presentation will cover a broad range of topics in the area of sexual health and the various ways this intersects with supporting autistic individuals.

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Co-sponsored byblank

ACT’s Free Event Series has been made possible by the Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders [POPARD], as well as our generous individual donors – as little as $10 a month is a great help. Support ACT’s work.

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Cutting Edge Strategies to Improve Executive Function Skills 2021

Sarah Ward, MS, CCC-SLP
August 19 & 20, 2021 – Vancouver, BC & Web Streaming


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