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.

April, 2021


AutismBC Goes to a Art Class with Ellen Yang

Monday, April 19, 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Join Us for a basic Art Session with Ellen Yang! Ellen is an art teacher, art therapist and artist. She is freely contributing her services to the autism community in these difficult and uncertain times. Working with children and adults...

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

Tuesday, April 20 - Wednesday, April 21, 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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POPARD Information Session: A Consistent Approach Between Home & School

Tuesday, April 20, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

There are a number of strategies and resources in place to support your child’s learning in school. A number of these can be transferred to your home as well. This is known as a Universal or Inclusive Environment. This workshop...

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Frankly Speaking – Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Life Span: Challenges and Solutions

Wednesday, April 21, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Dr. Blye Frank, Dean, Faculty of Education, the University of British Columbia, hosts the fifth instalment of FRANKLY SPEAKING on Wednesday, April 21st, 2021. Professors Pat Mirenda, Anthony Bailey, Joe Lucyshyn, and Connor Kerns, will share their knowledge and experience...

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POPARD Interactive Session: A Consistent Approach Between Home & School

Thursday, April 22, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

*Before you register for this Interactive Session, please make sure you are a parent or caregiver who has already registered for the April 20th Information Session for this topic. Attendance at the Information Session is mandatory to attend this Interactive Session. Return to POPARD's...

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Getting Together on the Spectrum: AutismBC Adults Meet-Up Group

Wednesday, April 28, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

  Are you an autistic adult who’s interested in meeting and connecting with other adults like yourself? If so, then this is the group for you! Sometimes it is great to connect with someone who “gets it” and to be...

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AutismBC Talks: Understanding and Supporting Challenging Behaviours

Friday, April 30, 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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May, 2021


POPARD Information Session: Supporting My Child With Homework

Tuesday, May 4, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Homework is an important part of your child’s development as it helps the teacher assess how your child is doing. Are they able to transfer their knowledge and skills from the lesson and implement them more independently? Homework is also a...

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POPARD Interactive Session: Supporting My Child With Homework

Thursday, May 6, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

*Before you register for this Interactive Session, please make sure you are a parent or caregiver who has already registered for the May 4th Information Session for this topic. Attendance at the Information Session is mandatory to attend this Interactive Session. Return to POPARD's...

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AutismBC Goes Dancing with Devon

Monday, May 10, 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

  Join us for an introductory dance and movement class lead by Devon. What to expect: Fun songs to follow along to – Learning new movements that will be put together in a short combination – Dance games – FUN!!!...

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Getting Together on the Spectrum: AutismBC Adults Meet-Up Group

Wednesday, May 12, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Are you an autistic adult who’s interested in meeting and connecting with other adults like yourself? If so, then this is the group for you! Sometimes it is great to connect with someone who “gets it” and to be recharged...

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

Tuesday, May 18 - Wednesday, May 19, 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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POPARD Information Session: Understanding Funding & Community Supports in BC

Tuesday, May 18, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Understanding funding and community supports can be overwhelming as there are lots of different options and opportunities. Don’t worry, we are here to help make things clearer and easier for you!  This workshop will help parents/caregivers and educators/community members to...

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POPARD Interactive Session: Understanding Funding & Community Supports in BC

Thursday, May 20, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

*Before you register for this Interactive Session, please make sure you are a parent or caregiver who has already registered for the May 18th Information Session for this topic. Attendance at the Information Session is mandatory to attend this Interactive Session. Return to POPARD's...

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June, 2021


POPARD Information Session: Understanding Relationships, Personal Safety & Personal Boundaries

Tuesday, June 1, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We can all take for granted our understanding of relationships, personal safety, and personal boundaries because we can successfully read social cues and we can understand the rules. For an individual on the spectrum, these have to be taught and...

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POPARD Interactive Session: Understanding Relationships, Personal Safety & Personal Boundaries

Thursday, June 3, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

*Before you register for this Interactive Session, please make sure you are a parent or caregiver who has already registered for the June 1st Information Session for this topic. Attendance at the Information Session is mandatory to attend this Interactive Session. Return to POPARD's...

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

Tuesday, June 15 - Wednesday, June 16, 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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Brain Training Tuesdays @ Oak Learning Centre Kelowna

Monday, June 21 - Tuesday, August 31, All Day
Kelowna

Join Oak Learning Centre for Brain Training Tuesday this summer, featuring: Fun Science Activities Brain Ticklers Social games Word of the Day, and Snacks There is limited enrollment for morning and afternoon sessions available. Inquire today to learn more!

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Brain Training Tuesdays @ Oak Learning Centre Vernon

Thursday, June 24 - Thursday, August 26, All Day
Vernon

Join Oak Learning Centre for Brain Training Tuesday this summer, featuring: Fun Science Activities Brain Ticklers Social games Word of the Day, and Snacks There is limited enrollment for morning and afternoon sessions available. Inquire today to learn more!

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July, 2021


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

Tuesday, July 20 - Wednesday, July 21, 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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