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Social Sprouts

Saturday, April 21 - Saturday, June 23, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Surrey

In this fun, interactive class, kids aged 4-6 will follow the Social Thinking curriculum. Through stories, games and crafts kids will learn 5 lessons in part one of Social Explorers. Topics covered include: thinking thoughts and feeling feelings, the group...

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G.O. Milal Run 2018

Saturday, April 28
Burnaby

G.O. Milal Run 2018 is a charity run and community fair held to create a platform for ethnic minority groups affected by disabilities, as well as for the general public...

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Dr Ross Greene’s 3-Day Advanced Training Workshop in the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions Model

Tuesday, May 1 - Thursday, May 3
Kelowna

The aim of this 3-Day (15hrs) advanced training is to provide an in-depth orientation to the key themes and key assessment and treatment facets of the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions...

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Cutting Edge Strategies to Improve Executive Function Skills

Thursday, May 3 - Friday, May 4
Surrey

Live stream: Watch and participate live by registering for web streaming. This event is only available to web streaming registrants in British Columbia. After a sold-out appearance last summer in Sidney on...

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Single Mothers Support Group for Mothers of Children on the Autism Spectrum

Saturday, May 12 - Saturday, June 23
Richmond

Support Group for Single Mothers of Children on the Autism Spectrum   The YWCA of Metro Vancouver and Pacific Autism Family Network (PAFN) have partnered to deliver a peer support...

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Siblings of People with ASD and Related Disorders: Unique Concerns, Opportunities, and Relationships

Saturday, May 26
Richmond

Don Meyer, Director of the Sibling Support Project, will be presenting about supporting siblings of people with Autism and other related special needs.  He will share what siblings would like...

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Working with Stuck Kids Presented by Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D., author of Hold On To Your Kids

Wednesday, June 6, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Halifax

Event Name: Working with Stuck Kids Presented by Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D., author of Hold On To Your Kids Date: Jun 06, 2018 Location: Halifax, NS Description: Not everyone grows up as they get older. The construct of psychological immaturity has...

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GET READY … GET SAFE … GO!

Saturday, June 16, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Kelowna

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC A Symposium for Supporting Safe and Active Recreation for Okanagan Families Living with Autism. Plan to attend this day with speakers and discussion on topics of physical activity, recreation, and safety for families who...

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Swim Team – Vancouver Premiere!

Wednesday, June 20, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Vancouver

An atypical sports movie, Swim Team chronicles the inspiring rise of the Jersey Hammerheads, a competitive, co-ed (but mostly male) swim team for teenagers on the autism spectrum in blue-collar New Jersey. Founded by Michael and Maria McQuay out of...

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The C.O.D.E. Initiative Coding Workshop for Beginners

Monday, June 25 - Friday, June 29, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Vancouver

WHAT ARE C.O.D.E. WORKSHOPS? The C.O.D.E. (Creating Opportunities, Defining Education) Initiative workshops are for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) ages 8-15. This initiative is led by students from The University of British Columbia. Through this program, we hope to...

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Pacific Autism Family Network Summer Camp (Session 1)

Tuesday, July 3 - Friday, July 13, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Richmond

About the Camp: The Pacific Autism Family Network is excited to invite you to our second year of summer camp programming. The Super Kids Camp for children ages 6-10, will run in two week sessions and feature inclusive, super hero...

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Free Summer Social Science Experience for Children with ASD ages 2 to 6

Wednesday, July 4 - Wednesday, July 25, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Burnaby

Are you looking for a fun summer experience for your child? The Autism and Developmental Disorders Lab (ADDL) at SFU is hosting a FREE half-day event every Wednesday in July full of crafts, games, and research activities! Who Can Attend? Children ages...

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Summer Social Sprouts

Monday, July 9 - Friday, July 20, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Surrey

In this fun, interactive class, kids aged 4-6 will follow the Social Thinking curriculum. Through stories, games and crafts kids will learn 5 lessons in part one of Social Explorers. Topics covered include: thinking thoughts and feeling feelings, the group...

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Summer Social Saplings

Monday, July 9 - Friday, July 20, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Surrey

Ages 7-10 Social Saplings is about developing social skills and social thinking in children ages 7-10. This is a great program for kids who have trouble socially and have mild anxiety. Our classes are small and an interview is conducted...

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Pacific Autism Family Network Summer Camp (Session 2)

Monday, July 16 - Friday, July 27, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Richmond

About the Camp: The Pacific Autism Family Network is excited to invite you to our second year of summer camp programming. The Super Kids Camp for children ages 6-10, will run in two week sessions and feature inclusive, super hero...

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Social Stories with Carol Gray

Thursday, July 19 - Friday, July 20, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nanaimo

July 19 & 20, 2018 in Nanaimo, BC Social Stories can play an essential role in enhancing communication and bringing down anxiety among individuals with ASD.  Over the past two decades, Social Stories, and their innovator, Carol Gray, have earned the respect...

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FREE SFU Social Science Camp for children ages 7-12

Saturday, July 21, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Burnaby

The Autism and Developmental Disorders Lab (ADDL) at Simon Fraser University (SFU) is hosting our 7th annual SFU Social Science Camp. This is a FREE, fun, and educational camp for children aged 7-12 with or without Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The...

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Identifying Mental Health and Obesity Related Risk Factors in ASD – FREE Parent Workshop

Saturday, July 21, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Burnaby

With the support of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (UBC), the Autism and Developmental Disorders Lab (SFU) will be co-hosting a FREE event for BC Children’s research trainees, clinicians, professionals, parents who have a child with ASD, and other family members....

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Introduction to ASD – Practical Applications – POPARD (Surrey)

Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 3, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Surrey

This 5-day, 30-hour course, taught by the experienced and engaging Dr. Ken Cole, reflects evidence-based practice in teaching students with autism. A pre-requisite for teaching assistants to work with students with autism in many B.C. school districts, this course has...

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Pacific Autism Family Network Summer Camp (Session 3)

Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 10, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Richmond

About the Camp: The Pacific Autism Family Network is excited to invite you to our second year of summer camp programming. The Super Kids Camp for children ages 6-10, will run in two week sessions and feature inclusive, super hero...

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