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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January, 2018


Reducing the risk of abuse for your child with diverse abilities workshop

Thursday, January 18
Coquitlam

An important workshop for all parents and caregivers on steps you can take to reduce the risk of abuse for your child. It will walk you through how to work...

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Parent Training for Disruptive Behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Clinician Workshop

Friday, January 19, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Vancouver

Dr. Karen Bearss is Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. At UW, she works at the Seattle Children’s Autism Center...

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Parent Training to Address Problem Behaviours of Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Disabilities (for Parents/Caregivers)

Saturday, January 20, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Richmond

Please join us for an afternoon presentation on evidence-based behavioural parenting strategies for managing disruptive behaviours. BC Children's Hospital and the Pacific Autism Family Network are pleased to co-host this talk by...

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Introduction to ASD – Practical Applications – POPARD (Vancouver)

Monday, January 22 - Friday, January 26
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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Early Years Conference 2018

Thursday, January 25 - Saturday, January 27, All Day
Vancouver

The Early Years 2018 Brochure and Registration are both available online! Conference Description This conference will explore the complex factors impacting children's development, recognizing the essential aspect of nurturing relationships...

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THINK SMART – ABA LEARNING CENTRE

Thursday, January 25 - Thursday, May 10
Burnaby

Learning How to Take Control of your Brain This fun group will target a variety of skills under the umbrella of Executive Functioning (EF). Participants will be introduced to how...

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PEERS FOR TEENS – ABA Learning Centre

Thursday, January 25 - Thursday, May 3
Burnaby

Social Skills Teaching PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) is a  14‐week social skills program that teaches middle and high school students  (grades 7—12), with high...

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Preparing your child with diverse abilities for puberty workshop

Thursday, January 25
Coquitlam

This workshop provides parents and caregivers with information on: - The physical and emotional milestones of sexual development. - What your child need to know about their body before puberty...

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February, 2018


PEERS: Social Skills Group for Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Thursday, February 1 - Thursday, May 10
Vancouver

PEERS® is an evidence-based intervention program that is designed to help teens make and keep friends WHO: Teens with ASD between the ages of 13-18 with friendship difficulties Must be...

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Six conversations to prepare your teen for dating workshop

Thursday, February 1
Coquitlam

Learn how to prepare your teen for dating and how to talk to them about: • Their own needs & boundaries • The progression of relationships • Communication • Sexual...

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