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.

September, 2021


Autism Funding and AIS BC Information Session

Thursday, September 23, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Virtual Session on Zoom hosted by Autism Information Services BC (AIS BC) and Autism Funding REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED Autism Information Services BC (AIS BC) is a provincial information centre for autism and related disorders. Our experienced staff provide information on...

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AutismBC Talks: Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) with Suzanne Perreault

Saturday, September 25, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Going back to school during a pandemic can add more stress and uncertainty to processes that at the best of times are difficult. In BC, there is also a slow shift in how IEPs are written. This means some school...

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Creative Us: Social-Emotional Learning Through the Arts (Fall Online Program 2021)

Tuesday, September 28 - Tuesday, November 16, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

“Creative Us” is about empowering people through self-expression and creativity and showing them how to process different emotions through Expressive Arts. Participants will learn social-emotional skills through the arts and will have a chance to create a sense of connectedness with...

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Caregiver Support – Rockstar Parent Workgroup on Google Meet

Tuesday, September 28 - Tuesday, November 16, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join a small group of parents each week as we explore the Rockstar Parent Workbook (provided). Each of the sessions is lead by an experienced Counsellor who is committed to helping you master the secrets of great parenting… even through challenging...

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October, 2021


Sleep and Neurodiversity: Learn to Achieve Healthy Sleep

Friday, October 1, 9:00 am - 2:45 pm

Presented by Hilary McClinton, M. Ed. & Nicole Shallow, M. Ed., BCBA A significant percentage of children and adults diagnosed with autism have great difficulty achieving healthy sleep patterns and this concern applies broadly across various neurodivergent children. This often leads to the entire...

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AutismBC Talks: Individual Educations Plans (IEP’s)

Friday, October 1, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

>AutismBC is pleased to collaborate with Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD) to present a series of workshops in 2021, aiming to provide resources for families to help their kids (and parents) learn at school, at home,...

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AutismBC Talks: Individual Educations Plans (IEP)

Friday, October 1, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

AutismBC is pleased to collaborate with Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD) to present a series of workshops in 2021, aiming to provide resources for families to help their kids (and parents) learn at school, at home,...

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LINK! with PEERS

Wednesday, October 6 - Wednesday, December 8, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Social Skills Training and Sexual Health Education for Teens Join our unique 10-week blended social skills and sexual health education program for teens ages 13-18 years old with diverse abilities. This program will focus on teaching important key components to...

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FSI Learning Explorations ~ RDSP Level 1

Wednesday, October 6, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

RDSP Level 1: Beginner RDSP workshop for those who want to learn what an RDSP is, who qualifies, how to apply for the Disability Tax Credit, and how to open an RDSP. This is best suited to people who want...

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One Day-Giving Virtual Camp

Monday, October 11, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for the One Day-Giving Virtual Camp! Ever spent the long weekend with a belly full of turkey wishing you had camp friends to share it with? Well now you can! At our one day YAC Virtual Camp campers...

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PEERS for TEENS – Online through Zoom

Tuesday, October 12 - Tuesday, January 25, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

  AGES:  Grades 7 – 12 DATES:   14 weeks, Tuesdays, starting October 12th (no classes Dec. 21 & 28) TIME: 4:30-6:00pm LOCATION:  Online through ZOOM with participants from across Canada COST:  $1,495.00 plus GST. Eligible for Autism Funding Use Program...

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FSI Learning Explorations ~ Representation Agreements

Thursday, October 14, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Ken Kramer Q.C. and Audrey Jun on October 14th, 2020 for Representation Agreements. Get your affairs in order. Learn about the essential legal documents in BC to plan for incapacity and end-of-life. This presentation will provide an overview of...

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SHARE Zoom Group: Sexual Health and Relationships (Ages 15-25)

Tuesday, October 19 - Wednesday, October 20, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Join us for learning, laughs and chats about friendship, dating, bodies, self-esteem, love and more! This virtual group is facilitated by a Registered Nurse with the Sexual Health Rehab Service (Vancouver Coastal Health) and available to all residents of BC...

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FSI Learning Explorations ~ SibShop Facilitator Training

Wednesday, October 20, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Do you want to know more about the unique challenges of being a brother or sister whose sibling has additional support needs and/or medical complexities? Are you passionate about taking your learning to the next level? As a parent, adult...

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Zooming In with Social Thinking: Strategies for Concrete Learners

Friday, October 22 - Friday, October 29, 9:00 am - 12:10 pm

Recording available for one month after the live stream Web Streaming to Canadian residents only Presented by Ryan Hendrix, MS, CCC-SLP About the Event In this two-part presentation, on successive Friday mornings, presenter Ryan Hendrix will use Social Thinking® methodology...

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Celebration Night for Ages 6-18

Friday, October 22 - Friday, December 10, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for Celebration Night! Join in the Celebration Night for your chance to shine. The night starts off with a showcase of talents and finishes off with a fun dance party. Open to everyone who signed up for one...

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FSI Learning Explorations – Autism Spectrum Disorder – From Assessment to Accessing Services in BC

Thursday, October 28, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join Dulcie Mercado on October 28th at 10 am to learn about Autism Spectrum Disorder – From Assessment to Accessing Services in BC SESSION INFO: This learning opportunity will cover a variety of topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorder including...

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Halloween Howl Virtual Day Camp for Ages 6-18

Saturday, October 30, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for the Halloween Howl Virtual Day Camp! Wanna show off some spooky Halloween costumes and hangout with some ghost friends? Come play Halloween games, make crafts, and spend some time with friends at Halloween Howl Virtual Day Camp!...

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Halloween Howl Community Dance Event for All Ages

Saturday, October 30, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for the Halloween Howl Community Dance Event! Got some cool moves and grooves to show off? Bring your dancing skills and a costume to our free Halloween Howl Dance event, open to all ages! Dates: Saturday, October 30...

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November, 2021


FSI Learning Explorations ~ RDSP Level 2

Tuesday, November 16, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join Dan McDonald on Tuesday November 16th at 7:00 pm for RDSP Level 2 SESSION INFO: RDSP Level 2: Advanced RDSP workshop for those who already have an RDSP or are deciding where to open their RDSP and want...

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