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, 2018


Social Sprouts

Saturday, April 21 - Saturday, June 23, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Surrey

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

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G.O. Milal Run 2018

Saturday, April 28
Burnaby

G.O. Milal Run 2018 is a charity run and community fair held to create a platform for ethnic minority groups affected by disabilities, as well as for the general public...

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May, 2018


Dr Ross Greene’s 3-Day Advanced Training Workshop in the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions Model

Tuesday, May 1 - Thursday, May 3
Kelowna

The aim of this 3-Day (15hrs) advanced training is to provide an in-depth orientation to the key themes and key assessment and treatment facets of the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions...

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Cutting Edge Strategies to Improve Executive Function Skills

Thursday, May 3 - Friday, May 4
Surrey

Live stream: Watch and participate live by registering for web streaming. This event is only available to web streaming registrants in British Columbia. After a sold-out appearance last summer in Sidney on...

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Single Mothers Support Group for Mothers of Children on the Autism Spectrum

Saturday, May 12 - Saturday, June 23
Richmond

Support Group for Single Mothers of Children on the Autism Spectrum   The YWCA of Metro Vancouver and Pacific Autism Family Network (PAFN) have partnered to deliver a peer support...

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Siblings of People with ASD and Related Disorders: Unique Concerns, Opportunities, and Relationships

Saturday, May 26
Richmond

Don Meyer, Director of the Sibling Support Project, will be presenting about supporting siblings of people with Autism and other related special needs.  He will share what siblings would like...

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July, 2018


Summer Social Sprouts

Monday, July 9 - Friday, July 20, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Surrey

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

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Summer Social Saplings

Monday, July 9 - Friday, July 20, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Surrey

Ages 7-10 Social Saplings is about developing social skills and social thinking in children ages 7-10. This is a great program for kids who have trouble socially and have mild anxiety. Our classes are small and an interview is conducted...

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Social Stories with Carol Gray

Thursday, July 19 - Friday, July 20
Nanaimo

July 19 & 20, 2018 in Nanaimo, BC Details & registration coming soon!

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August, 2018


What? Me Worry?

Monday, August 13 - Friday, August 17, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Surrey

Using Taming Worry Dragons and other sources, we will identify worries and develop cognitive and behavioural tools to reduce their impact on our daily lives. Class is taught in an engaging format and practicing the class taught tools at home...

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