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.

Combating Compassion Fatigue for Families and Caregivers of Children with Special Needs

Friday, October 23rd, 2020 - Web Streaming Only

Georgina Robinson, PhD, Certified School Psychologist
Principal, Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD)

This workshop will explore the “costs of caring” and its potential physical and emotional toll, as well as research supported strategies that can empower families and build their resistance to ward off compassion fatigue. Systems supports, self-care, and mindful self-compassion will be featured.

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Helping Your Child with Autism Thrive in Sport and Recreation

Thursday, November 5th, 2020 - Web Streaming Only

Stephanie Jull, PhD
VP Programs, Training & Community Engagement, Canucks Autism Network (CAN)

This workshop will cover a range of evidence-based strategies for supporting positive behavior in community-based sport and recreation opportunities.

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Guided Practice in Mindful Self-Compassion – An Experiential Introductory Session for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Friday, November 6th, 2020 - Web Streaming Only

Georgina Robinson, PhD, Certified School Psychologist
Principal, Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD)

This workshop will introduce Mindful Self-Compassion by guiding participants through practices including brief meditations, and small group interactive exercises.

Note: This workshop is only open to those who have attended “Combating Compassion Fatigue for Families and Caregivers of Children with Special Needs” held on October 23rd.

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Make It Stop! Understanding and Preventing Problem Behaviors

Friday, November 27th, 2020 - Web Streaming Only

Brenda Fossett, PhD, BCBA-D

This workshop will provide parents and caregivers, including early childhood educators with an overview of Positive Behavior Support (PBS). Many families find PBS very helpful in learning how to help their children with special needs develop functional behaviors that can make a huge difference in the child’s ability to be safely included in home, school and community activities and the quality of family life.

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Parents are Teachers, Too! Embedding Instruction Into Daily Routines and Activities

Saturday, November 28th, 2020 - Web Streaming Only

Brenda Fossett, PhD, BCBA-D

This workshop will help parents reconceptualize teaching and learning as something that occurs outside of professional contexts, and to see the many ways in which they can use daily activities to teach a multitude of skills. Parents will learn to consider their child’s learning needs in relation to daily routines and activities. They will also learn how to turn daily routines and activities into learning opportunities and embed instruction within those routines and activities.

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IEPs… Why They Still Matter!

Thursday & Friday, December 3 & 4, 2020 - Web Streaming Only

Richard Stock, PhD, BCBA-D

This two-day workshop will focus on how IEP’s can be used most effectively to support students with autism and related developmental disabilities.

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ACT’s Fall Season of Free Events has been made possible by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Support Fund in collaboration with the Vancouver Foundation; 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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Toilet Training For Everyone – Revised And Expanded

Pat Mirenda, PhD, BCBA-D and Katie Rinald, BCBA
February 4 & 5, 2021 – Web Streaming Only


Two Days on the Art and Science of Early Detection and Treatment of ASD

Dr. Amy Wetherby, CCC-SLP
March 4 & 5, 2021 – Web Streaming Only


Focus on Research: The Impact of COVID-19 on Children with ASD

Conference
April 22 & 23, 2021 – Web Streaming Only


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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