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.

July, 2019


FREE SFU Social Science Camp for Children ages 7-12

Saturday, July 20, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Burnaby

The Autism and Developmental Disorders Lab (ADDL) at Simon Fraser University (SFU) is hosting our 8th annual SFU Social Science Camp. This is a FREE, fun, and educational camp for children ages 7-12 with or without a diagnosis of  Autism...

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CAN Relay 4 Autism

Saturday, July 20, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Burnaby

The first-ever CAN Relay 4 Autism will invite families, supporters and the general public to walk/run around the Swangard Stadium track in support of Canucks Autism Network! Taking place Saturday, July 20th from 10am-3pm, this FREE family-friendly outdoor event will also...

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August, 2019


Summer Social Sprouts 2 – Surrey

Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Surrey

This fun, interactive class for kids aged 4-6 will follow the Social Thinking curriculum. Kids will learn 5 lessons in Part Two of Social Explorers through stories, games and crafts. Topics covered include: flexible thinking, size of the problem, hidden...

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Summer Social Saplings 2 – Surrey

Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Surrey

Social Saplings is about developing social skills, regulation and social thinking in children ages 7-11. This is a great program for kids who have trouble socially and have mild anxiety. Our classes are small and an interview is conducted beforehand...

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Summer Crew

Monday, August 19 - Friday, August 23
Burnaby

Give your kids this unique opportunity to spend a week with peers of all abilities! Camp is for children ages 7-13 and runs Monday to Friday from 10am  – 3pm...

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LEGO Assisted Social Skills Camp

Monday, August 26 - Friday, August 30
Delta

Our LEGO assisted social skills camp will take place the last week of August from 10-2 at the George Mackie Library in North Delta. We will have freestyle and structured...

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September, 2019


PEERS© in the Valley for Young Adults

Monday, September 16 - Monday, December 16, 12:00 am
Abbotsford

PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relationship Skills) is a 14- week evidence-based social language intervention program for motivated preteens, teens and young adults who are interested in learning ways to keep and build friendships. For the Learners...

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PEERS© in the Valley, Pre-teens &Teens

Monday, September 16 - Monday, December 2, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Abbotsford

PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relationship Skills) is a 12- week evidence-based social language intervention program for motivated preteens, teens and young adults who are interested in learning ways to keep and build friendships. For the Learners...

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TAGteach Workshop for Parents and Professionals

Saturday, September 28 - Sunday, September 29, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
North Vanouver

We are excited to be bringing TAGteach to North Vancouver! This workshop is for parents as much as for professionals in the field. TAGteach (Teaching with Acoustic Guidance) has proven extremely effective in teaching children with autism thanks to the...

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October, 2019


3-Day Advanced Training Workshop with Dr Ross Greene

Wednesday, October 16 - Friday, October 18, All Day
Vancouver

The aim of this 3-day (15 hours) advanced training is to provide an in-depth orientation to the key themes and key assessment and treatment facets of the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) model.  You will receive in-depth training and review...

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