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. 

May, 2022


Supporting Social Emotional Learning for Children & Youth with ASD

Tuesday, May 24, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Social-emotional learning is essential for children and youth, because there are a range of skills such as knowing how to solve problems, manage emotions and forge relationships that need to be developed with support. This workshop will: Help families develop...

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Speaking and Book Signing Event (Richmond)

Wednesday, May 25, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Richmond

Janet Wamsley & Jenny Story, A Mother and Daughter Duo The essence of this event is about a mother and daughter, who have not only bonded in their relationship, but also in their journey with Jenny's Autism and being Mother...

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Supporting Social Emotional Learning for Children & Youth with ASD

Thursday, May 26, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Social-emotional learning is essential for children and youth, because there are a range of skills such as knowing how to solve problems, manage emotions and forge relationships that need to be developed with support. This workshop will: Help families develop...

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Loneliness, Depression and Anger Management

Saturday, May 28, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Are you suffering from loneliness and depression? Do you find that you have challenges with managing your anger these days?  If you would like help overcoming these sometimes crippling emotions, this is the workshop for you!  Adults age 19 and...

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Sensory Friendly Mornings at MONOVA

Sunday, May 29, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
North Vancouver

Our Sensory Friendly mornings run once a month from 10:00am to 12:00pm, before our regular opening time. Families, caregivers and individuals can visit the museum in a calm, relaxed atmosphere and take part in fun, safe activities with their own...

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Promoting Functional Skills in the Home Environment for Children/Youth with ASD

Tuesday, May 31, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Children and youth with ASD may have difficulties learning functional skills, therefore, it is important that they develop these skills over time to achieve greater independence. This session will: Help parents and families develop a better understanding of the wide...

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ABA Learning Centre’s Six Series Workshop – Introduction to Contemporary ABA & Autism

Tuesday, May 31, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This educational session teaches basic information about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and why ABA-based autism treatments are the most effective and scientifically validated treatment approach for children and youth with autism spectrum disorders....

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June, 2022


Introductory Workshop: Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised (ADI-R)

Wednesday, June 1 - Friday, June 10, 12:00 am

Event Overview  Dates: June 1-3 and 8-10, 2022 (6 half-days) Format: Virtual/Online Certified trainer: Dr. Mandy Steiman, Clinical Psychologist Price: $900- $1,200 CAD (tax included) Language: English   Workshop dates Week 1 Time(s) Wednesday, June 1, 2022 1 - 4 PM (3 hours) Thursday, June...

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Caregiver Support – Rockstar Parent Workgroup (Online) on Google Meet

Wednesday, June 1 - Wednesday, July 20, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join a small group of parents each week as we explore the Rockstar Parent Workbook (provided), to help navigate parenting children with Autism. Our 8-week online sessions will map out how you can take back control of your hectic schedules,...

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Promoting Functional Skills in the Home Environment for Children/Youth with ASD

Thursday, June 2, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Children and youth with ASD may have difficulties learning functional skills, therefore, it is important that they develop these skills over time to achieve greater independence. This session will: Help parents and families develop a better understanding of the wide...

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Preparing Families & Children/Youth with ASD for Summer Break

Tuesday, June 7, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

With school being out soon, parents and families must plan for 2 months of summer break. This can be a time of fun and family activities, but it can also increase stress for caregivers and children/youth with ASD. This session...

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FSI Learning Explorations ~ What Families Need to Know When Hiring Respite Workers

Wednesday, June 8, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Catilin Goodsell on June 8th for What Families Need to Know When Hiring Respite Workers Hiring a respite provider is not always as straightforward as it seems. In this session, we will explore the different ways of correctly hiring...

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Preparing Families & Children/Youth with ASD for Summer Break

Thursday, June 9, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

With school being out soon, parents and families must plan for 2 months of summer break. This can be a time of fun and family activities, but it can also increase stress for caregivers and children/youth with ASD. This session...

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FSI Learning Explorations – Travelling with Children with Health Complexities

Thursday, June 9, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

SESSION INFO:  Join us to hear from our panel of parents who have travelled for fun with their child/children who have health complexities. The panel will be joined by Michaela Bray from Make a Wish Foundation. This session will be...

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Promoting Family-School Engagement

Tuesday, June 14, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Families and school teams work together in a variety of ways throughout the year. Research shows that promoting family-school engagement leads to increased trust and collaboration, as well as improved student achievement and development. This session will: Briefly review research...

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Promoting Family-School Engagement

Thursday, June 16, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Families and school teams work together in a variety of ways throughout the year. Research shows that promoting family-school engagement leads to increased trust and collaboration, as well as improved student achievement and development. This session will: Briefly review research...

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Autism in the Teen Years

Tuesday, June 21, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Many families wonder how the physical and hormonal changes of adolescence will affect their child on the spectrum. Moreover, this session will: DETAILS & REGISTRATION About this Workshop: Presented via Zoom (the Zoom link for this session will be included in...

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Autism in the Teen Years

Thursday, June 23, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Many families wonder how the physical and hormonal changes of adolescence will affect their child on the spectrum. Moreover, this session will: Discuss physical/mental/emotional growth in the teen years Provide ideas for how to support common challenges relating to education,...

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Easter Seals Overnight Summer Camp (Winfield)

Saturday, June 25 - Thursday, June 30, All Day
Lake Country

Join Us for Overnight Summer Camp! It’s the best time of year! Campers can explore and develop their abilities in a safe, fun and supportive environment. A place where kids and adults with disabilities can just be themselves. Over 78%...

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Job Employment Help

Saturday, June 25, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Have you been looking for a job and had no luck? Would you like some help with your resume and how to do a great interview? Then this is the right workshop for you! If you are over 19 years...

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