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.

Summer is just around the corner! See ACT’s 2022 Summer Camp & Activities page. 

August, 2022


Summer DAY CAMP: Reading, Arts & Picnics! (Cloverdale)

Monday, August 15 - Friday, August 19, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cloverdale

Reading, Arts & Picnics! (Ages 8-14) This day camp is designed for those who prefer a quieter slower pace! Each day, two staff meet up to 8 participants on location for their chosen activity. Participants bring their own lunch to enjoy at...

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Summer Camp: Week Eight: Rainforest Theme (Vancouver)

Monday, August 22 - Friday, August 26, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Vancouver

This World is Ours is offering summer day camps for youth ages 6-15 every week this summer. Each camp has its own unique theme. Register for full-day or half-day camps, with the option of adding extended hours until 6 pm....

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Summer Day Camp – Eco Adventures! (Abbotsford)

Monday, August 22 - Friday, August 26, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Abbotsford

Eco Adventure Camp!    (Ages 8-14) Eco Adventures Day Camp offers a fun outdoor pursuit each day of the week! Participants ages 8 to 14 will explore different locations and activities throughout their community in our small-group social skill building process....

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Summer Day Camp – Gamers & Actors Unite! – South Fraser – Cloverdale

Monday, August 22 - Friday, August 26, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cloverdale

Gamers and Actors Unite! (Ages 8-14) The Gamers & Actors Day-Camp is all about imagination! Each day we integrate themes from Dungeons and Dragons, Minecraft and other age appropriate adventure series into real life activities, where participants develop a story and...

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Summer Day Camp – Gamers & Actors Unite! (Cloverdale)

Monday, August 22 - Friday, August 26, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cloverdale

Gamers and Actors Unite! (Ages 8-14) The Gamers & Actors Day-Camp is all about imagination! Each day we integrate themes from Dungeons and Dragons, Minecraft and other age appropriate adventure series into real life activities, where participants develop a story and...

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Summer Day Camp – Reading, Arts & Picnics! (Chilliwack)

Monday, August 22 - Friday, August 26, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chilliwack

Reading, Arts & Picnics! (Ages 8-14) This day camp is designed for those who prefer a quieter slower pace! Each day, two staff meet up to 8 participants on location for their chosen activity. Participants bring their own lunch to enjoy at...

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Summer Day Camp – Student Success (Duncan)

Monday, August 22 - Friday, August 26, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Duncan

Student Success (Ages 5-8) Many families struggle to feel ready for the transition into Kindergarten and the early primary grades! This day camp creates a fun and safe way for small groups of young students to encounter the classroom environment, and...

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Summer Day Camp – Student Success (Prince George)

Monday, August 22 - Friday, September 2, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Prince George

Student Success (Ages 5-8) Many families struggle to feel ready for the transition into Kindergarten and the early primary grades! This day camp creates a fun and safe way for small groups of young students to encounter the classroom environment, and...

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Summer Camp: Week Nine: Artist Theme (Vancouver)

Monday, August 29 - Friday, September 2, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Vancouver

This World is Ours is offering summer day camps for youth ages 6-15 every week this summer. Each camp has its own unique theme. Register for full-day or half-day camps, with the option of adding extended hours until 6 pm....

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Summer Day Camp – Gamers & Actors Unite! (Chilliwack)

Monday, August 29 - Friday, September 2, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chilliwack

Gamers and Actors Unite! (Ages 8-14) The Gamers & Actors Day-Camp is all about imagination! Each day we integrate themes from Dungeons and Dragons, Minecraft and other age appropriate adventure series into real life activities, where participants develop a story and...

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HANG In-Person – Dungeons & Dragons (Duncan)

Tuesday, August 30 - Tuesday, October 18, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Duncan

Explore the World of Dungeons & Dragons! Join our Dungeon Master in a long-term adventure into the world of Magic, Mystery and Magnificent Treasures. Delve into darkest dungeons and explore ancient ruins in the pursuit of increased social skills, problem-solving,...

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September, 2022


PEERS for Teens – Online through Zoom

Tuesday, September 13 - Tuesday, December 13, 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm

PEERS for Teens is a 14 week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens in middle and high school who are interested in learning new ways of making and keeping friends. Teens and parents attend 90 minute sessions through a...

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PEERS for Teens – In Person

Thursday, September 15 - Thursday, December 15, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

PEERS for Teens is a 14 week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens in middle and high school who are interested in learning new ways of making and keeping friends. Teens and parents attend 90 minute sessions through a...

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

Monday, September 19 - Monday, December 12, 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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Executive Function Skills Group Class – Online

Thursday, September 22 - Thursday, November 17, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Kids who struggle with executive function skills often have difficulty keeping track of their belongings, staying organized, getting school work completed and turned in on time, and have trouble studying for tests. As a result they often labeled as lazy...

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Raise Your Energy with Breath and Relaxation

Saturday, September 24, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Did you know that by doing special breathing and relaxation exercises, you can raise your energy level?  Join Danielle Dufour of LifeForce Experiential Activities as she shows you how to do this. She will help you to understand how to...

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October, 2022


Introductory Online Workshop (French): Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2)

Wednesday, October 12 - Friday, October 21, 12:00 am

Event Overview Dates: October 12-14 and 19-21, 2022 (6 half-days)  Format: Virtual/Online  Certified trainer: Dr. Mandy Steiman, Clinical Psychologist Workshop facilitator: Dr. Noémie Hébert-Lalonde, Clinical Neuropsychologist Price: $950 - $1,300 CAD (tax included) Language: French Workshop dates Date Time Wednesday, October 12, 2022 1 to 4:30 PM EDT Thursday, October...

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FSI Learning Explorations – Representation Agreements

Wednesday, October 19, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

SESSION INFO: Get your affairs in order. Learn about the essential legal documents in BC to plan for incapacity and end-of-life. This presentation will provide an overview of Representation Agreements and Enduring Powers of Attorney. How can you plan for...

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Anxiety: A Common Barrier to Social Inclusion

Saturday, October 29

Do you find your anxiety keeps you from meeting new people or standing up for yourself?  Have you ever wondered what the purpose of anxiety is and how anxiety can...

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November, 2022


Clearing the Clutter

Saturday, November 26, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Have you ever wondered how clutter makes us feel and affects our daily lives?  How does clutter affect relationships with family, friends and ourselves?  If you want to find out why we hold onto things and why we should declutter,...

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