Special Needs Community Events

ACT lists workshops and conferences in B.C. related to autism and other special needs that are provided by local agencies and organizations.

February, 2018


“I’m going to be a video game designer!”- Helping Teens Prepare for the REAL Adult World

Friday, February 23
Sidney

Pamela Crooke, Director of the Social Thinking Training and Speakers Collaborative will join ACT in beautiful Sidney on Vancouver Island to deliver training on transitioning to adulthood, thanks to sponsorship...

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March, 2018


Introduction to ASD – Practical Applications – POPARD (Surrey)

Monday, March 5 - Friday, March 9
Vancouver

This 30 hour course, taught by the experienced and engaging Dr. Ken Cole, with a small group of participants, reflects evidence-based practice in teaching students with autism. Instruction includes pre-readings,...

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Introduction to Contemporary ABA and Autism Workshop – ABA Learning Centre

Wednesday, March 7
Burnaby

This educational session teaches basic information about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and why ABA-based autism treatments are the most effective and scientifically validated...

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Faster than a Speeding Bullet: iPads in Autism Intervention

Saturday, March 10
Vancouver

Brenda Fossett, PhD, BCBA-D March 10th, 2018 in Vancouver, BC Details & registration coming soon!

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Social Referencing and Joint Attention Workshop – ABA Learning Centre

Wednesday, March 14
Burnaby

Two key, related skills that children normally acquire early in their development are social referencing and joint attention. These skills are thought to be especially important for children to efficiently...

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Connect with PEERS®

Monday, March 19 - Thursday, March 29
Vancouver

CONNECT with PEERS® presented by Laurel Behaviour Support Services (posAbilities). A social skills camp specially designed to bring youth (ages 14-18) together to connect with peers and build friendships. Based...

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Head Start Camp – Week 1

Monday, March 19 - Friday, March 23
Vancouver

Head Start is presented by posAbilities Employment Service. Head Start is an innovative, fun and engaging spring break camp for youth between the ages of 14-18 who would like to...

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Intensive Teaching Workshop – ABA Learning Centre

Wednesday, March 21
Burnaby

Participants are taught that in a Verbal Behaviour program, discrete trial teaching is called Intensive Teaching and it is an empirically proven technique known to teach specific skills and behaviours...

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Pairing and Manding Workshop – ABA Learning Centre

Wednesday, March 21
Burnaby

This educational session teaches the importance of pairing preferred items and activities with the parent or interventionists to make the adult a “conditioned reinforcer”. This increases the likelihood of cooperation...

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Head Start Camp – Week 2

Monday, March 26 - Thursday, March 29
Vancouver

Head Start is presented by posAbilities Employment Service. Head Start is an innovative, fun and engaging spring break camp for youth between the ages of 14-18 who would like to...

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