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.


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July, 2017


City Escapes

Monday, July 24 - Thursday, August 17
Surrey

City Escapes : Weeknight Adventures Join us for an alternative to our Whistler vacations as we Escape into the City for Summer Adventure for Teens Ages 13-18 years 4:00pm -...

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Applications of CBT to Address Emotional Functioning in Youth with ASD

Monday, July 24 - Tuesday, July 25, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Vancouver

This two-day intensive training is for mental health clinicians experienced in CBT with an interest in adaptations relevant to neurodevelopmental disabilities (e.g., autism, ADHD, learning disability). Day 1 is open...

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LEGO Social Camp

Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28
Abbotsford

The Lego Based Social Skills group is based on resources by Dr.Daniel LeGoff and Michelle Garcia Winner. There will be freestyle LEGO builds, LEGO games, making a pizza lunch, LEGO...

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Take Flight Summer Camp

Monday, July 24 - Friday, August 4, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Richmond

Take Flight Summer Camp Take Flight is a two week inclusive summer camp for kids ages 5-10. Camp activities include crafts, music, games, outdoor play and lots of fun!

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Coding and Robotics with Friends

Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4
Abbotsford

Coding allows us to tell a computer what to do, and kids from the ages of 4 to 94 are learning how to code! This summer camp is an introduction to...

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Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders – Practical Applications for School-Age Children

Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Surrey

This 30 hour course, taught by the experienced and engaging Dr. Ken Cole, with a small group of participants, reflects evidence-based practice in teaching students with autism. Instruction includes pre-readings,...

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August, 2017


Cutting Edge Strategies to Improve Executive Function Skills

Thursday, August 10 - Friday, August 11, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sidney

After a sold-out appearance last summer in Richmond, Sarah Ward, MS, CCC-SLP, is coming to beautiful Sidney on Vancouver Island to teach hands-on practical strategies to improve Executive Function skills,...

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Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders – Practical Applications for School-Age Children

Monday, August 14 - Friday, August 18, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Vancouver

This 30 hour course, taught by the experienced and engaging Dr. Ken Cole, with a small group of participants, reflects evidence-based practice in teaching students with autism. Instruction includes pre-readings,...

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Healthy Relationships & Occupational Therapy Soccer Summer Camp

Monday, August 14 - Friday, August 18
Richmond

A summer camp for children & teens, offering 2 different activities:   Soccer skills run by an Occupational Therapist. Healthy Relationship Skills run by a Certified Sexual Health Educator &...

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Head Start Summer Camp – Session 2

Monday, August 14 - Friday, August 25, 9:15 am - 1:15 pm
Vancouver

Head Start is an innovative, fun and engaging summer camp for youth between the ages of 14-18 who would like to learn about employment, and opportunities that await them after...

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