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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October, 2017


Picturing Success: Visual Support Strategies for Individuals with ASD

Friday, October 20 - Saturday, October 21, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Vancouver

Visual support strategies have been used to successfully support children, youth and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities for decades. Many are familiar with the use of visual schedules,...

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CREATING POSITIVE BEHAVIOR STRATEGIES IN THE CLASSROOM/ PERFORMANCE BY MAYDAY CLUB AUTISTIC ADVOCACY YOUTH CHOIR / COMMUNICATION & LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT FROM INFANCY TO ADOLESCENCE: THE SLP TOOLBOX

Friday, October 20
Vancouver

Friday, October 20 CREATING POSITIVE BEHAVIOR STRATEGIES IN THE CLASSROOM Erin Yorke, Educational and Behavior Consultant, will provide strategies to address class wide behavior support. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND PERFORMANCE BY...

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AUTISM EXPO 2017

Sunday, October 22, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Nanaimo

Autism Society of Central Vancouver Island (ASCVI) is hosting an Autism Expo to connect families with organizations and businesses that offer autism intervention services. I will be there as a...

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2017 Gairdner Foundation National Program

Monday, October 23
Vancouver

Gairdner Symposium Date: Monday, October 23,  3:30– 6pm Location: Life Sciences Centre, Lecture Theatre 2 (LSC 2), UBC, 2350 Health Sciences Mall Hosted by Drs. Helen Burt and Michael Hayden, University of...

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Registered Disability Savings Plans: Parent Information Event

Monday, October 23
North Vancouver

North Shore Disability Resource Centre Parent Information Event Topic: Registered Disability Savings Plan Presented by: PLAN Monday October 23, 2017 6:30pm-8:30pm Address: 3158 Mountain Highway, North Vancouver Learn what to...

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Facing your Fears Group Therapy

Wednesday, October 25 - Wednesday, January 17, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Surrey

Facing Your Fears Program Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) Surrey-Guilford is pleased to offer the Facing Your Fears anxiety group. This group is designed for high-functioning children and youth...

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Facebook Live: Autism and Ageing with Dr. Wenn Lawson PhD, CPsychol. AFBPsS.  MAPs 

Monday, October 30, 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Richmond

Log in to Facebook and join our Facebook Live presentation with Dr. Wenn Lawson at www.facebook.com/autismbc. We will be discussing the topic: Autism and Ageing. If you have any questions...

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November, 2017


Spectrum Lights Parent Group presents Family Information Sessions

Thursday, November 2
Burnaby

Spectrum Lights Parent Group Presents Family Information Sessions Question/ Conversation panel with professionals in the field of therapy approaches for ASD. Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 7:00 pm   These sessions...

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AutismBC Adults Go to the Museum of Anthropology

Friday, November 3, 10:30 am
Vancouver

AutismBC Adults go to the Museum of Anthropology The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus in Vancouver, British Columbia is renowned for its displays of...

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familyWORKs Vancouver – November Workshop – Person Centred Planning with Rebecca Pauls

Tuesday, November 14
Vancouver

Successful job matching begins with the person - their strengths, interests and abilities.  We will welcome Rebecca Pauls, Director of PLAN (Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network), whose passion is discovering the...

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