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.

December, 2018


THE INVINCIBLE PARENT

Saturday, December 15, All Day
North Vancouver

Please join us for a talk on the struggles and strategies for specialized parenting and caregiving. This session is intended for parents, caregivers, foster parents and extended families of children and youth who experience mental, behavioral, and neuro-developmental health challenges....

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January, 2019


CONNECT with PEERS®

Tuesday, January 8 - Tuesday, March 12, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Burnaby

A 10-week social skills program specially designed to bring youth (ages 14-18) together to connect with peers and build friendships. Based on the PEERS® curriculum, this group focuses on friendship skills and teaching important social behaviours. Weekly parent coaching sessions will...

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PEERS Adolescent Program

Tuesday, January 8 - Tuesday, April 30
North Vancouver

PEERS (R) is an evidence based program developed at UCLA to help teens learn to make friends and keep friends.  This program is for children, aged 12-16 with Autism, ADHD,...

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AutismBC Northern Region Family Support Group – Self-Management

Wednesday, January 9
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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CONNECT with PEERS for Young Adults

Thursday, January 10 - Thursday, April 11, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Burnaby

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, important social behaviours, and dating etiquette. Weekly...

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ACT’s 2nd Annual ‘Herring for Autism’ Sale

Saturday, January 12, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Steveston

To kick off fundraising in 2019, ACT – Autism Community Training will benefit from a ‘Herring for Autism Sale’, sponsored by Oceanside Fisheries, on Saturday, January 12 in Steveston, Richmond, the heart of the Lower Mainland’s fishing industry.  In January...

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Parenting and Disability Program

Thursday, January 17 - Thursday, March 7, 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Burnaby

Do you have or do you support a child or dependent adult with a disability? Do you need to learn about resources for individuals with disabilities and their families and caregivers? • Learn about government and nongovernmental agencies. • Learn...

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February, 2019


PEERS© in the Valley

Monday, February 4 - Thursday, May 30, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Abbotsford

PEERS © is a critically acclaimed social skills program developed to help middle school, high school and young adults who are having difficulty making or keeping friends. It includes separate parent and teen sessions that meet at the same time...

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Autism Conference

Friday, February 8 - Saturday, February 9
Richmond

Friday, February 8th - Ruth Aspy - Positive Strategies for Supporting Self-Regulation This presentation provides information on how to identify when characteristics of ASD are interfering with self-regulation. A range...

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AutismBC Northern Region Family Support Group – Sibling Support

Wednesday, February 13
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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