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.

August, 2018


Non-Aversive Strategies to Assist Individuals with Autism and Challenging Behaviours

Friday, August 24, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Vancouver

This one-day workshop will focus on how to manage behaviours of concern using a low arousal approach, developed by Dr. McDonnell to help support personnel in schools and group homes  manage ‘highly aroused’ and stressed individuals. The emphasis will be...

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September, 2018


Social Sprouts 2 (Social Thinking)

Monday, September 10, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Surrey

This class follows Social Sprouts 1 with five new social thinking concepts. The format is very similar. Social thinking concepts include: hidden rules and unexpected behaviour, smart guess, flexible thinking, size of the problem and sharing an imagination. Class focussed...

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Executive Functioning for Preteens

Tuesday, September 11, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Surrey

Executive Functioning is something most kids on the spectrum struggle with so this class targets helping kids ages 10-14 plan and organize, stay focused, finish tasks and reach goals. In the initial intake, we will assess and decide on target...

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Connect with PEERS(r) for Young Adults (19-30)

Tuesday, September 11 - Tuesday, December 11, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Burnaby

Connect with PEERS(r) for Young Adults (19-30) A 14 week social skills program specially designed to bring young adults (ages 19-30) together to connect with peers, and build friendships. The PEERS® curriculum is evidence-based and focuses on teaching friendship skills,...

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AutismBC Family Support Group

Wednesday, September 12
Prince George

Throughout September to June, every second Wednesday of the month, our Family Support Group runs from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. The Family Support Group provides valuable support to families affected...

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Social Sprouts (Social Thinking)

Saturday, September 15, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Surrey

In this fun, interactive class, kids aged 4-6 will follow the Social Thinking curriculum. Through stories, games and crafts kids will be exposed to the 5 lessons in part one of Social Explorers. Topics covered include: thinking thoughts and feeling...

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Art and Social for Girls

Saturday, September 15, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Surrey

In this social group just for girls, we will encourage their creative natures while teaching social thinking. Topics covered will be similar to Social Saplings but emphasis will be placed on creativity. 10, 1.5 hour sessions for $750. AFU accepted....

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Managing the Anxious Symptoms of Children and Adolescents with ASD: Practical Strategies

Thursday, September 27 - Friday, September 28, 9:00 am - 4:00 am
Vancouver

Judy Reaven, PhD September 27 & 28, 2018 in Vancouver, BC Children and adolescents with ASD are at high risk for developing anxiety symptoms that interfere with functioning at home, school and in the community. Research has shown that children and teens...

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October, 2018


Triple P® Stepping Stones

Thursday, October 4 - Thursday, November 29, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Burnaby

Triple P® Stepping Stones is for every parent with a child (up to 12 years of age) with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and/or an intellectual disability, whether it is for specific concerns or advice on common everyday issues. Connect with...

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Advocacy: Strategies and Solutions – BCEdAccess Parent Education and Advocacy Conference

Saturday, October 6, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Surrey

BCEdAccess is presenting our third annual advocacy conference - a full day of workshops for parents, guardians and allies of students with special needs. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bcedaccess-annual-conference-and-agm-advocacy-strategies-and-solutions-tickets-48639422823 This year we will also be holding our first Annual General Meeting of our newly...

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