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.

October, 2018

Supporting Executive Skill Development

Thursday, October 18

Ryan Santin (M. Ed, RCC), Mental Health Clinician with Compass Clinic will provide an understanding of how challenges with executive functioning impact learning and behaviour at school. He will provide a...

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Canucks Autism Network: Family Halloween Event (Kelowna)

Friday, October 19, 12:00 am

Celebrate Canucks Autism Network (CAN)'s 10th birthday at McMillan Farms! Families with autism are invited for a FREE Halloween-themed party -- enjoy the corn maze, petting farm, hay rides and more! This event is open to CAN members, as well...

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Setting the Stage for Success: Positive Behaviour Support in School, Home and Community

Friday, October 19 - Saturday, October 20, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Live stream: Watch and participate live from anywhere by registering for web streaming.  All times are Pacific Standard Time. This two-day conference focuses on pro-actively engaging with educators, families, and communities to “set the stage for success” by using Positive...

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Transformative Techniques for Classroom Management

Friday, October 19

  Randy Jones has many years of experience as the Behavior Intervention Service Coordinator for the OkanaganSkaha School District. Using real life stories and experiences, Randy has held many successful...

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Halloween Spook-tacular (Cowichan Valley)

Saturday, October 20, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Beware of the Halloween Train! Ride the Green Hornet through ghostly scenes and past scary Halloween characters at the museum. Children will enjoy trick or treating and making Halloween crafts, and there are haunted houses for those who dare! Rain...

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Pumpkins and Pancakes in Victoria

Sunday, October 21, 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Sunday, October 21, 8:00am-10:00am Galey Farms Families are invited to a complimentary pancake breakfast followed by a train ride, face painting, petting farm, and hayride! Online registration is open to CAN members from Monday, October 1, at noon, until Friday,...

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11th Annual Autism Conference with Dr. Tony Attwood (Webcast)

Monday, October 22, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Edmonton, AB

We have the internationally renowned Dr. Tony Attwood coming to Edmonton, Alberta on October 22nd, and you can join us via webcast! Dr. Attwood will talk about 2 topics: Making Friends: Strategies to Improve Social Understanding and Friendship Skills  This...

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Don’t They Know its Friday?: A Clinician’s Guide to Cultural Competency

Tuesday, October 23, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Entrusted with the clinical, educational, social and/or behavioural progress of our clients in today’s culturally dynamic and ever-changing world can be challenging. The need for cultural competency, and thoughtful dissemination of Western therapeutic practices has never been greater. In this...

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POPARD 2-Day Conference

Thursday, October 25 - Friday, October 26, All Day

POPARD is excited to present a 2-day Conference on SMILE: an evidence-based program proven effective in developing language and reading skills in all students, including those with profound disabilities. Do you have a student who has difficulty with phonemic awareness and has...

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IEP Workshop – New West Community Group

Saturday, October 27
New Westminster

IEP Workshop BCBA, Fay Yen will be speaking about IEPs This event is for parents and caregivers of exceptional children. There is no cost and childminding is available upon registration....

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