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Applications of CBT to Address Emotional Functioning in Youth with ASD

Monday, July 24 - Tuesday, July 25, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Vancouver

This two-day intensive training is for mental health clinicians experienced in CBT with an interest in adaptations relevant to neurodevelopmental disabilities (e.g., autism, ADHD, learning disability). Day 1 is open to a more general audience but an understanding of CBT...

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LEGO Social Camp

Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28
Abbotsford

The Lego Based Social Skills group is based on resources by Dr.Daniel LeGoff and Michelle Garcia Winner. There will be freestyle LEGO builds, LEGO games, making a pizza lunch, LEGO...

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Take Flight Summer Camp

Monday, July 24 - Friday, August 4, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Richmond

Take Flight Summer Camp Take Flight is a two week inclusive summer camp for kids ages 5-10. Camp activities include crafts, music, games, outdoor play and lots of fun!

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Coding and Robotics with Friends

Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4
Abbotsford

Coding allows us to tell a computer what to do, and kids from the ages of 4 to 94 are learning how to code! This summer camp is an introduction to...

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Cutting Edge Strategies to Improve Executive Function Skills

Thursday, August 10 - Friday, August 11, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sidney

After a sold-out appearance last summer in Richmond, Sarah Ward, MS, CCC-SLP, is coming to beautiful Sidney on Vancouver Island to teach hands-on practical strategies to improve Executive Function skills, thanks to sponsorship from Dwyer Tax Law. Whether you've seen...

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Healthy Relationships & Occupational Therapy Soccer Summer Camp

Monday, August 14 - Friday, August 18
Richmond

A summer camp for children & teens, offering 2 different activities:   Soccer skills run by an Occupational Therapist. Healthy Relationship Skills run by a Certified Sexual Health Educator &...

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Head Start Summer Camp – Session 2

Monday, August 14 - Friday, August 25, 9:15 am - 1:15 pm
Vancouver

Head Start is an innovative, fun and engaging summer camp for youth between the ages of 14-18 who would like to learn about employment, and opportunities that await them after high school. This camp runs from 9:15am-1:15pm Monday to Friday....

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Connect with PEERS Summer Camp – Session 2

Monday, August 14 - Friday, August 25, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Vancouver

This social skills camp is specially designed to bring youth (ages 14-18) together to connect with peers and build friendships. Based on the PEERS® curriculum, this camp focuses on friendship skills and teaching important social behaviours that will enhance workplace readiness. Cost:...

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Multisport Summer Day Camp

Saturday, August 19 - Sunday, August 20, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shawnigan Lake

Participate in sports activities such as bike*, soccer, football, and baseball! This is a week-long session consisting of a 6.5 hour lesson, once a day, Monday to Friday (in the month of July). Each day, participants will also play water...

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Integrating ABA Methods in Schools: Supporting School Aged Children

Thursday, August 24 - Friday, August 25, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Vancouver

This two-day workshop will focus on using Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) methods to support students with autism from Kindergarten to Grade 12; in particular, those who are moderately to severely impacted by their autism. While many educators are familiar with...

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Focus College Coding Course for Students with Autism

Monday, August 28 - Friday, September 1, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Kelowna

What is it? Special Coding Course will be a beginner level of JavaScript Programming designed specifically for children with Autism. How it works? The class will adopt an Open Class System to avoid student’s anxiety and help them to achieve...

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Focus Ability WorkAble Solutions Employment Program

Tuesday, September 5 - Friday, October 27, All Day
Kelowna

Focus Ability WorkAble Solutions is a company that helps adults with high-functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, PDD-NOS, ADHD, OCD, FAS, and other diverse abilities let their special skills shine through in local workplaces. Many fully capable adults have difficulty navigating the...

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Auditions – Mayday Club Youth Choir

Sunday, September 10, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Abbotsford

Attend a 'mock practice' session for the Mayday Club Youth Choir. The Mayday Club Youth Choir for Neurodiversity is a professional children’s choir that was started in 2016 by a UBC student diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, as a means to combat the...

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Choir Auditions – RICHMOND

Monday, September 11, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Richmond

Canada's first professional youth choir and hip-hop crew for children, youth, and young adults with and without autism and other developmental diversities. Accepts youth ages 5 to 30. All ability levels welcome.

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familyWORKs Vancouver Chapter

Tuesday, September 12
Vancouver

familyWORKs is a family driven network to empower and educate families about employment option Informative speakers Up to date employment information Networking opportunities September Workshop How familyWORKs can help! Confused...

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Saturday Social Minis

Saturday, September 16 - Saturday, November 25, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Surrey

Saturday Social Minis ages 4-6 Class involves story time, direct instruction, fun games and activities, crafts and possible some cooking! We will cover topics such as listening and following directions, sharing and taking turns, greetings and initiating play, emotional identification...

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Choir Auditions – RICHMOND

Monday, September 18, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Richmond

Canada's first professional youth choir and hip-hop crew for children, youth, and young adults with and without autism and other developmental diversities. Accepts youth ages 5 to 30. All ability levels welcome.

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Sensory Storytime

Thursday, September 21, 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Vancouver

An inclusive storytime for children ages 3-6 years of all abilities, especially those with special needs.  In a small group setting, enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, hands-on sensory activities and free play time.  This free program will run for 8 weeks,...

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PEERS for teens

Friday, September 22 - Saturday, January 20, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Surrey

PEERS is a 16 week social program for teens aged 12-16. Participants must be willing to practice and want to improve their social skills. Topics covered include entering conversations, appropriate use of humour, hosting get togethers, bullying and good sportsmanship...

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Autism Speaks Canada Walk

Saturday, September 23
Victoria

The Walk includes fun activities, performers and snacks, before and after the Walk.  Arrive early to give yourself lots of time to visit and enjoy the event with your family and...

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