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.

March, 2019

Detecting Anxiety Disorders in Children with ASD

Tuesday, March 19, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Children with ASD frequently experience co-occurring anxiety disorders, yet these anxiety disorders can often go undetected, given the overlap of anxiety and autism symptoms. In this talk, Dr. Kerns will review research on the prevalence, presentation and assessment of anxiety...

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Stress Management vs Breaking A Stress Cycle with Dr Stuart Shanker

Wednesday, March 27, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Dr Shanker's session include exploration and practical applications of: 1. The impact of an excessive stress load on a child's energy, mood, behaviour and learning 2. The Triune Brain: Limbic versus learning states and the limbic brake 3. The five...

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April, 2019

Soapbox Saturday

Saturday, April 6, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

It's Soapbox Saturday! Join us on April 6th for this car-themed family-friendly event which aims to raise Autism Awareness and Acceptance in the South Okanagan.  We will celebrate the accomplishments, skills, and possibilities of and for those on the Autism...

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Older Social Saplings – Surrey

Saturday, April 6 - Saturday, June 22, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

In this fun, interactive class, kids aged 8-11 will follow the Social Thinking curriculum and explore emotional regulation, conversational skills and social concepts through stories, games and crafts . Each class is 1.5 hours with a parent debrief in the...

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AutismBC Northern Region Family Support Group

Wednesday, April 10
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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Foster Parent Information Session

Wednesday, April 10

The Ministry of Children and Family Development is looking for full and part-time caregivers for children and youth in the Vancouver and Richmond areas.  We have a number of opportunities...

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Kamloops Family Bowling

Saturday, April 13, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Families living with autism are invited to enjoy a bowling outing with the whole family at Falcon Lanes! DATE: Saturday, April 13, 2019 TIME: 1:00pm-2:00pm or 2:30pm-3:30pm LOCATION: Falcon Lanes, 2020A Falcon Rd, Kamloops This event is open to CAN...

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Online Workshop – Trauma Informed Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities

Tuesday, April 16
Online workshop

Trauma Informed Sexuality Education for People with Developmental Disabilities   Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, EST   We know the rates of sexual assault among people with developmental...

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2019 CAN & YVR Autism Accessibility Tour

Thursday, April 18, 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Canucks Autism Network (CAN) is proud to partner with Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to provide another Autism Accessibility Tour for individuals and families living with autism.  Developed in collaboration with YVR, the Autism Accessibility Tour is an opportunity to practice the airport...

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Adapted Creative Art Program

Saturday, April 27 - Saturday, June 15, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Fort Langley

Try out our Adapted Art program, inclusive of all abilities but adapted to give more support where needed. Using a variety of mediums, learn new techniques to make unique art in a friendly and relaxed environment. Saturdays -  April 27...

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