Upcoming events available for web streaming are listed here. Events scheduled for in-person attendance are listed on our upcoming events page.
Please visit our COVID-19 Resources page for more information on how ACT is responding. Events in April and May 2020 have been postponed.
ACT’s Free Web Stream Series
Practical Tips for Helping Families Reduce Stress
Parents of children with developmental disabilities experience higher levels of stress than parents of typically developing children. During the current pandemic, these feelings of stress have been further heightened for the many parents who are getting few breaks as they care for their children. In this webinar, a structured discussion between Dr. Fawcett and Dr. Anthony Bailey, Susan will provide some practical tips and strategies to help parents reduce their stress, including a discussion of the importance of self-care, cognitive reframing strategies, and a mindfulness practice.
The Challenges of Advocacy During a Pandemic
Dr. Anthony Bailey, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UBC, interviews three active members of BC’s special needs community about their efforts to encourage the B.C. government to protect special needs children and their families.
Coping with Behavior Challenges during COVID-19 – Setting Realistic Expectations for Families
The focus of this presentation is to help parents whose children have limited language skills, making it difficult for them to understand why their usual routines have been totally disrupted by COVID-19. The idea is to provide some simple “tools for your toolbox” to help family members prevent and/or reduce the occurrence of problem behaviours by setting realistic expectations, communicating clearly, and establishing structure and routines to get through the day.
What Can I Do with My Child All Day? Strategies for Supporting Young Children
Many parents of young children are wondering how to provide some type of learning support during this challenging time. This includes children whose parents are concerned about speech/language development, children on the waitlist for autism assessment, and children who have recently been diagnosed with autism but have not yet started early intervention.In this session, a behaviour analyst/special educator and a speech-language pathologist provide a framework for thinking about how to provide support.
Using Enforced Family Time to Support Learning at Home
Many parents of children with diverse learning needs are feeling particularly pressured to keep up educational programs during this crisis, even though they have little support to do so. This is increasing stress on many overwhelmed families. This conversation between two school psychologists and a child psychiatrist focuses on the practical, to reassure families on how formal and informal learning can happen on the home front.
Autism, Anxiety and COVID-19 Q&A
To mark World Autism Day with a practical initiative, ACT invited three respected mental health clinicians, who have presented for ACT on autism and mental health, to answer questions on ‘Anxiety and COVID-19’.
What is Web Streaming?
ACT’s web streaming is LIVE online video broadcasts, in real time, of autism training events. We work with professional video production companies to bring you conferences and events from British Columbia to watch and participate from anywhere in the world. Our system is designed to be simple to use, with a built-in chat function that allows you to ask questions and get feedback from presenters on the issues you care about. No special equipment or software is necessary, all you need to watch is a computer, laptop, or tablet.
The online streaming technology that we are using is the same platform as YouTube. If you can watch YouTube videos, you can watch our live online streaming! Some tips:
- Be sure your speakers or headphones are on, and the volume at an appropriate level.
- If you have a large number of ‘tabs’ open in your browser, this will use your computers memory and slow the connection.
- Check that your browser is up to date.
- If video is stuttering or jumpy, change the resolution by clicking on the ‘gear’ icon.
- To go full screen, click on the ‘box’ icon in the lower right of the image.
- If you are having trouble with Internet Explorer or Safari, try using the Google Chrome browser.
Live online streaming video includes a live 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.
Registered viewers will be emailed a link to the online streaming page prior to the event. It is critical that you provide your preferred email address.
Web streaming discounts for groups
Cost-effective training solutions for school districts and agencies
Is your school district, agency or community group looking for a low cost way to make excellent, practical training? ACT web-streams internationally respected speakers, available to your teams with reduced fees and without the cost of travel.
These are live events – all that is needed is a comfortable venue, good internet connection and a big screen and a sound system. ACT uses a professional film crew – the quality is excellent and your registrants can ask questions by typing them in online.
ACT is offering many of our conferences via web streaming. Groups of registrants watch together on one screen and pay a reduced registration fee. ACT sends all registrants links to the handout and the password for the web stream to the organizer.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for your group’s web stream registration today!