Thank you to our Donors and Sponsors
Autism Videos @ ACT (AVA) is a free online video library about all facets of raising a child or youth with autism, funded largely through donations and sponsorship.
On Saturday, June 25th, 2016, cyclists embarked on an ultra-intense 12 kilometer ride up Mount Seymour in North Vancouver to raise funds to allow ACT to expand AVA’s offerings. They exceeded the goal of raising $10,000. For a complete list of riders and donors, see the Thank You page on the Seymour Triple G site.
It is thanks to the efforts of riders and donors from across the province that ACT can begin tackling the backlog of videos we have recorded at our live events but that we have not had the resources to prepare for AVA. See below for a list of recordings that ACT is preparing for AVA.
Background on AVA
In 2015, ACT released a new, free, online video platform — AVA – Autism Videos @ ACT to better serve the autism community no matter where parents or professionals live, providing access to practical information that users can share with family, team members or colleagues.
AVA – Autism Videos @ ACT covers issues across the lifespan of individuals with autism. ACT provides non-commercial, evidence-based information and training on ASD to parents and professionals – the most comprehensive community-level autism information service in Canada. Grounded in research and good practice, they provide reliable, non-commercial information to help professionals and parents maximize the positive impact of providing fun and functional therapy for children with ASD. Many videos are relevant to a variety of children with special needs other than autism. As of June 2016, AVA has 16 free online videos, available where you want, when you want and as often as you like. Watch them now.
Highlights of Autism Videos @ ACT (AVA)
- Free — no login required
- 16 videos on diverse topics
- An easy-to-navigate site with videos and additional resources
- Videos are professionally filmed and edited
- Each video is divided into short chunks to ease busy schedules
- Viewable on smart phones and tablets
- Available in high- and low-definition, to support lower-speed Internet
Videos coming August 2016 – Thanks to the Seymour Triple G
- Thriving in Youth with ASD – What Does it Take? Presented by Jonathan Weiss, PhD,
CIHR Chair in ASD Treatment and Care Research; Associate Professor, York University. Recorded on October 23rd, 2015.
- Positive Behavior Support: What Parents Need to Know! Presented by Brenda Fossett, Ph.D., BCBA-D. Recorded on November 7th, 2015.
- Taking Control of the Future Presented by Blair Dwyer & Layli Antinuk, Dwyer Tax Law, Victoria. Recorded on November 21st, 2015.
One Parent’s Journey into Autism (in Punjabi). Presented by Sunita Braich, Integration Support Teacher, Surrey School District. Recorded on December 1st, 2015.Added August 22, 2016 – see video here.
More Videos Awaiting Editing
- The Essentials of Advocacy Presented by Deborah Pugh, Executive Director, ACT – Autism Community Training. Recorded on November 20th, 2015.
- The Invention and Reinvention of Autism: Research ASD Across Cultures. Presented by Dr. Roy Richard Grinker. Recorded on April 15, 2016
- Parent Support for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Communities – a Global Perspective Presented by Dr. Mayada Elsabbagh. Recorded on April 15, 2016
- Family Quality of Life and ASD Funding in BC: Opportunities for Culturally Responsive Research Presented by Grace Iarocci, PhD, R.Psych & Emily Gardiner, PhD. Recorded on April 15, 2016
- Conference Panel: Supporting Marginalized Families from the Trenches – Perspectives of Parent- Professionals. Recorded on April 15, 2016
- An Aboriginal Perspective on Supporting Children and Families with Special Needs, Presented by Rona Sterling-Collins, MSW. Recorded on April 16, 2016
- Building a System of Culturally Sensitive Family Centred Positive Behavior Support, Presented by Parbs Bains, M.Ed., BCBA & Noreen Dunn, M.Ed., BCBA. Recorded on April 16, 2016
- Panel Discussion: Setting Research Priorities that Address the Needs of Marginalized Families Recorded on April 16, 2016
- Bilingualism and Language Development in Children with Autism: One Language or Two? Presented by Pat Mirenda, PhD, BCBA. Recorded on April 16, 2016