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, 2021


Autism in the Teen Years

Wednesday, December 1, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Many families wonder how the physical and hormonal changes of adolescence will affect their child on the spectrum. This session will: Discuss physical/mental/emotional growth in the teen years Provide ideas for how to support common challenges relating to education, as...

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AutismBC Goes to Quiet Time with Santa in West Vancouver

Sunday, December 5, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us at Park Royal Mall in West Vancouver  on December 5th for the 5th annual Quiet Time with Santa.   Christmas is a busy time of the year. Malls are crowded with people taking pictures with Santa, buying presents and just...

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Transition Planning: How to Prepare Your Child for Big Changes

Monday, December 6, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Planning ahead for big life changes can help make these transitions easier and more manageable for our children/students with ASD. This workshop will help families to develop a better understanding of: How schools may be starting to plan for significant...

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FSI Learning Explorations – Digital Skills Tutor Training

Tuesday, December 7, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

SESSION INFO: The ISSofBC Digital Literacy Curriculum Resource (DLCR) is a fully developed package of lessons, visuals and practice activities to teach basic computer skills for navigating a digital environment. Comprehensive Digital Skills Tutor Training funded through Community Living BC...

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FSI Learning Explorations ~ Hidden Depression in Children and Youth

Wednesday, December 8, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Dr. Ashley Miller on December 18th at 2 pm to learn about Hidden Depression in Children and Youth SESSION INFO: How can you tell if your child is just moody or truly depressed? This presentation will review common signs...

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Transition Planning: How to Prepare Your Child for Big Changes

Wednesday, December 8, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Planning ahead for big life changes can help make these transitions easier and more manageable for our children/students with ASD. This workshop will help families to develop a better understanding of: How schools may be starting to plan for significant...

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Supporting Autistic Girls

Monday, December 13

Research is showing that the incidence of girls on the autism spectrum is higher than previously thought. The expression of autism may be somewhat different in girls than it is...

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Supporting Autistic Girls

Wednesday, December 15, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Research is showing that the incidence of girls on the autism spectrum is higher than previously thought. The expression of autism may be somewhat different in girls than it is in boys. This workshop will help you to develop a...

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Winter One Day Camps for Ages 19-49

Tuesday, December 21 - Thursday, December 30, All Day

Join us for Winter One Day Camps! Winter day camps are the perfect way to spend some quality time with friends over the winter break! Each day there will be games, characters, and fun activities! Each day is different, so...

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Winter Day Camp – STEAM Challenge (Ages 8-16)

Monday, December 27 - Friday, December 31, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cloverdale

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts & Math. Our STEAM Challenge Day Camps bring together these five disciplines to create active and inclusive learning opportunities that challenge participants mentally, while inspiring them socially. Building water balloon catapults for...

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January, 2022


Online Adult Social Clubs – Winter Session

Monday, January 10 - Monday, March 7, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Us Online for Adult Social Clubs! It’s the most fun hour of the week. Games, social time and virtual field trips fill out the hour. Say hi to old friends and make some new ones. Over 78% of camp...

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PEERS© in the Valley, Social Skills Class for Pre-teens, Teens and Caregivers

Monday, January 10 - Monday, May 9, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Abbotsford

PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relationship Skills) is a 12- week evidence-based social language intervention program for motivated preteens, teens and young adults who are interested in learning ways to keep and build friendships. For the Learners...

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FSI Learning Explorations ~ Kindergarten Transitions

Wednesday, January 12, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us January 12th, 2022 for Kindergarten Transitions with Kerry Lawson & Tracey Beckett SESSION INFO: The transition from preschool into school can be particularly challenging for parents and their children when extra supports are required: and extra care is...

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Online Youth Social Camps – Winter Session

Wednesday, January 12 - Wednesday, March 2, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join Us Online for Youth Social Clubs! It’s the most fun hour of the week. Games, social time and virtual field trips fill out the hour. Say hi to old friends and make some new ones. Over 78% of camp...

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HANG In Person Prince George Building Social Skills

Friday, January 14 - Friday, March 18, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Prince George

Pivot Point Family Growth Centre Inc.  Our Helping Adolescents Network and Grow: H.A.N.G. style groups are designed to be fun social environments where teen peers with Diverse Abilities get together to network with others who share common interests. Each session...

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FSI Learning Explorations – Leaving High School: What’s Next?

Tuesday, January 18, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Bonnie Fallowfield and Karen Speijer on January 18th for Leaving High School: Whats Next? SESSION INFO:  How do you prepare for this big change in your son’s or daughter’s life? This workshop is designed to help families understand how...

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FSI Learning Explorations ~ Kindergarten Transitions

Wednesday, January 19, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us January 19th, 2022 for Kindergarten Transitions with Cari Rawling & Kerry Lawson SESSION INFO: The transition from preschool into school can be particularly challenging for parents and their children when extra supports are required: and extra care is...

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FSI Learning Explorations ~ Creative Journaling for Family Self-Care

Tuesday, January 25, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join Nicolle Nattrass on January 25th, 2022 at 10:00 am to learn about Creative Journaling. SESSION INFO: Do you parent or care for children who have experienced stress, worry, anxiety or trauma? Young children need a soft place to land...

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February, 2022


FSI Learning Explorations ~ Wills and Estate Planning

Wednesday, February 16, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Ken Kramer Q.C. and Audrey Jun on February 16, 2022,  for Wills and Estate Planning. SESSION INFO: Becoming well-informed about wills, trusts and estate planning is necessary to secure the financial future of your loved one with a disability....

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Okanagan Self-Advocate Group – Monthly Free Zoom Presentations

Saturday, February 26

For adults age 19 and older with Autism (ASD) or a diversability (disability) in British Columbia,  CANADA  Registration is Required for Zoom Sessions. ZOOM programs in 2022: February 26 -...

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