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.

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January, 2018

Reducing the risk of abuse for your child with diverse abilities workshop

Thursday, January 18

An important workshop for all parents and caregivers on steps you can take to reduce the risk of abuse for your child. It will walk you through how to work...

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Parent Training for Disruptive Behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Clinician Workshop

Friday, January 19, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Dr. Karen Bearss is Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. At UW, she works at the Seattle Children’s Autism Center...

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Parent Training to Address Problem Behaviours of Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Disabilities (for Parents/Caregivers)

Saturday, January 20, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Please join us for an afternoon presentation on evidence-based behavioural parenting strategies for managing disruptive behaviours. BC Children's Hospital and the Pacific Autism Family Network are pleased to co-host this talk by...

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Introduction to ASD – Practical Applications – POPARD (Vancouver)

Monday, January 22 - Friday, January 26

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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Early Years Conference 2018

Thursday, January 25 - Saturday, January 27, All Day

The Early Years 2018 Brochure and Registration are both available online! Conference Description This conference will explore the complex factors impacting children's development, recognizing the essential aspect of nurturing relationships...

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Thursday, January 25 - Thursday, May 10

Learning How to Take Control of your Brain This fun group will target a variety of skills under the umbrella of Executive Functioning (EF). Participants will be introduced to how...

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Parent Information Event: funded group programs

Thursday, January 25, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
North Vancouver

PARENT INFORMATION EVENT hosted by the  North Shore Disability Resource Centre: “Funded group programs for young adults with disabilities on the North Shore” Presented by: Manager of NSDRC’s STAGE &...

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PEERS FOR TEENS – ABA Learning Centre

Thursday, January 25 - Thursday, May 3

Social Skills Teaching PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) is a  14‐week social skills program that teaches middle and high school students  (grades 7—12), with high...

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Preparing your child with diverse abilities for puberty workshop

Thursday, January 25

This workshop provides parents and caregivers with information on: - The physical and emotional milestones of sexual development. - What your child need to know about their body before puberty...

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Sunday, January 28 - Sunday, June 24

Sibshops provides a space for siblings of disabled kids to feel accepted and understood. Through games, crafts and food, kids connect and perhaps release some stress. Sibshops is not counselling...

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