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Rainbow Connections

Tuesday, April 11
Vancouver

Come celebrate the launch of Rainbow Connections on April 11th! Rainbow Connections is a group that’s all about Neuroqueers – LGBTTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Two-Spirit and queer – including genderqueer,...

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Positive Practices in Behavioral Support

Tuesday, April 18 - Friday, April 28
Your office

Positive Practices in Behavioral Support Through Nonlinear Applied Behavior Analysis Thomas J. Willis, Ph.D. This is a Live, Fully Interactive Web-based Seminar Attend from the comfort of your own office...

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Autism Spectrum Disorder in Adults: Challenges and Solutions

Friday, April 21
North Vancouver

Dr Anthony Bailey, BSc, MBBS, DCH, MRCPsych, FRCPC Professor and Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry The detected prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) has increased substantially over the last 20...

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Au-Some Conference 2017

Saturday, April 22, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Richmond

Together with an amazing team of au-some spectrum adults we bring you, The Au-Some Conference.  This is a day of learning about the diversity of the autism spectrum. If you have questions or can offer a perspective on what it...

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Teach Me To Be Social

Saturday, April 22
Burnaby

Saturday, April 22 - Saturday, June 17 A Social skill group for young children (Ages 4-6) and their parents This social group is aimed at teaching introductory social skills to...

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Family Bowling: For Families Living with Autism (Kelowna)

Sunday, April 23
Kelowna

Families are invited to come out and bowl a few frames alongside other families living with autism in their community! This event will take place in the afternoon of Sunday,...

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Self-Employment – Thinking Outside the Box

Thursday, April 27
Vancouver

For some families, self-employment offers creativity and flexibility. Our meeting discussion will highlight some successful businesses, and BC families who have created viable employment options for their adults with disabilities....

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ACT’s Focus on Research Conference 2017

Friday, April 28 - Saturday, April 29, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Vancouver

Autism & Mental Health - Looking Beyond Autism ACT’s 13th Annual Focus on Research Conference will provide a forum for community professionals, researchers, and families to learn how to address co-occurring mental health conditions and consider solutions to the complex...

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Autism and Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Saturday, April 29, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Chilliwack

How does Autism affect an individual's life? How can therapeutic horseback riding make a difference? What are some strategies we can use to help individuals with Autism succeed in life? Cynthia Andrews is a certified Equine Canada Coach, Canadian Therapeutic...

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POPARD 2017 Conference

Monday, May 1 - Tuesday, May 2
Richmond

"Shakin’ it Up! Behavior Analysis – Outside the Box"  POPARD Conference, featuring: Merrill Winston, Ph.D., BCBA-D POPARD is delighted to present two days of advanced training by renowned Behavior Analyst,...

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PAFN Pokemon Club

Thursday, May 4 - Thursday, December 7
Richmond

The PAFN Pokemon Club runs every first Thursday of the month, from 6:00-9:00 pm.  It is a club for all ages with a focus on individuals with diverse abilities.  ...

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The EAL (English as an Additional Language) for CPD (Caring for Persons with Disabilities)

Saturday, May 6
BURNABY

The EAL (English as an Additional Language) for CPD (Caring for Persons with Disabilities) classes are for parents of children or dependent adults with disabilities. You will learn about government...

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Chris Rose Walk for Autism

Saturday, May 6
Kamloops

The Chris Rose Walk for Autism raises awareness of those living with Autism.  The Walk is around McArthur Island Park and takes about 1 hour.  Registration is at 10:00 am,...

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Young Adults with ASD

Sunday, May 7 - Sunday, July 16, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DELTA

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is designed for people with a history of depression, who are currently in recovery, to teach them skills that may prevent future relapse. It combines cognitive-based therapy with meditative practices. Growing research demonstrates that MBCT can...

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Special Children Become Special Adults: and Then What?

Monday, May 8, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Richmond

The CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY PROGRAM BC CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, in partnership with PAFN, is please to present: Special Children Become Special Adults: and Then What? A Public Lecture by Dr. Lee Wachtel **Brief Bio: Dr. Lee Wachtel, MC us Medical...

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Potter Heads Social Group

Tuesday, May 16 - Tuesday, December 12
Richmond

  Potter Heads is a club for all Harry Potter fans with ASD and related disorders to come and hang out, watch the movies, play board games and do crafts....

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Connections

Thursday, May 18 - Thursday, December 21
Richmond

Pacific Autism Connections is a social club for teens and young adults.  It runs every 3rd Thursday of the month, from 6:00-9:00.  Open hang out includes video games, movies, pizza...

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Skills for Healthy Relationships (for adults)

Wednesday, May 24 - Wednesday, June 28
Richmond

This is an exciting new pilot program of workshops for adults on sexuality and relationships. Wednesday evenings 6-8pm May 24th - June 28th. $210 for all 6 workshops Come and...

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FamilyWORKs – Vancouver Chapter – Moving Forward – Set Your Plan in Motion

Thursday, May 25, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Vancouver

Moving Forward – Set Your Plan in Motion What happens after we have found suitable employment services for our sons or daughters? We look forward to learning from Kalena Kavanaugh, Employment Manager, for posAbilities, one of Vancouver’s most successful employment...

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Youth Without Limits Support Group

Friday, May 26
North Vancouver

Youth Without Limits Disabled Support Group Topic: Self-Esteem- "What is it?" Guest speaker- Paul Brown- Public Guardian and Trustee When- 3:45-6:00 PM Where: John Braitwaite Community Centre Speaker Bio:  ...

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