Summer with the Sharks in Mexico! – Online Auction is now open!
A Shark Watching Cruise in Mexico for one with Nautilus Tours! Sail to the waters of Guadalupe Island off of Baja California to experience the best Great White Shark diving on the planet!
This package includes accommodation and food on the Nautilus Belle Amie, with a spacious salon, sun deck, an expansive dive deck and, of course, a hot tub.
Bidding is now open and will end at ACT’s Songs on the Water event on June 4th. Visit the Songs on the Water page to book tickets for this fundraiser at the Vancouver Rowing Club, Stanley Park. All funds raised will benefit ACT’s free resources.
This trip is valued at over $3000 USD. Airfare not included.
Family Centred, Culturally Responsive PBS
Joseph Lucyshyn, PhD, BCBA-D, University of British Columbia
Dr. Joseph Lucyshyn presents a multi-method study of family centered positive behavior support (FCPBS), designed to be culturally responsive to families raising a child with developmental disabilities. A fascinating case study demonstrates how the family was coached to use PBS strategies to transform their child’s ability to eat a nutritious diet and play with her sibling.
Thanks to funding from the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration (CIRCA) at the University of British Columbia, ACT is able to provide this edited version of the 2018 Setting the Stage for Success: Positive Behavior Support in School, Home and Community conference.
Coming soon: Visual Support Strategies for Individuals with ASD with Dr. Brenda Fossett
ACT Videos & Resources Guide – Spring Update
We’ve updated the ACT Videos & Resources Guide – now with 55 videos, as well as details of upcoming events, BC Resources, and the Autism Information Database.
New this issue: ‘Women & Girls with Autism’ and ‘Positive Behavior Support in Home, School, and Community’ learning streams, and a preview of new videos being released later this Spring.
View the Spring 2019 ACT Guide
Autism in the News
Parents decry cuts to B.C. autism program – CBC News
COMMENTARY || You can’t take autism and cut it out of me. I am who I am. – Folio
I’m autistic, not a child: Are casual cruelty and condescension neurotypical traits? – Salon
Kind flight attendant soothes autistic boy, 5, who had ‘meltdown’ on plane – Metro
‘Church’ to offer ‘miracle cure’ despite FDA warnings against drinking bleach – The Guardian
Autism runs in families with history of brain conditions – Spectrum News
How to ‘Hug’ a Kid With Autism – Offspring
Canada’s disability tax credit is valuable, but qualifying for it can be a huge challenge – Financial Post
Restraining students with disabilities is harmful – The Baltimore Sun
Miami Int’l Airport Opens Its First Multi-Sensory Room For Kids With Autism – CBS Miami
Family-Run Car Wash Employs 83 Workers with Autism: ‘It Provides Hope’ – People
3 Ways NYU Is Training New Teachers to Use Special Ed and ELL Strategies to Better Serve All Kids – The 74
Dimmed lights, no noise: Sensory friendly shopping coming to Vancouver Island – CTV News
Different for girls: understanding autism – The Guardian
Children who outgrow autism label end up with other diagnoses – Spectrum News
Every child matters: What principals need to effectively lead inclusive schools – The Conversation
‘Learning to trust himself:’ cook with autism works toward independence – Indiana Daily Student
Unique program pairs students, adults with autism – KARE11
What People Get Wrong About Autism – Esquire