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Reducing the risk of abuse for your child with diverse abilities workshop

Thursday, January 18
Coquitlam

An important workshop for all parents and caregivers on steps you can take to reduce the risk of abuse for your child. It will walk you through how to work...

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Parent Training for Disruptive Behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Clinician Workshop

Friday, January 19, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Vancouver

Dr. Karen Bearss is Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. At UW, she works at the Seattle Children’s Autism Center where she continues to focus on developing and evaluating evidence-based...

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Parent Training to Address Problem Behaviours of Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Disabilities (for Parents/Caregivers)

Saturday, January 20, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Richmond

Please join us for an afternoon presentation on evidence-based behavioural parenting strategies for managing disruptive behaviours. BC Children's Hospital and the Pacific Autism Family Network are pleased to co-host this talk by Psychologist Dr. Karen Bearss (University of Washington/Seattle Children's Autism Centre),...

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Introduction to ASD – Practical Applications – POPARD (Vancouver)

Monday, January 22 - Friday, January 26
Vancouver

This 30 hour course, taught by the experienced and engaging Dr. Ken Cole, with a small group of participants, reflects evidence-based practice in teaching students with autism. Instruction includes pre-readings,...

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Early Years Conference 2018

Thursday, January 25 - Saturday, January 27, All Day
Vancouver

The Early Years 2018 Brochure and Registration are both available online! Conference Description This conference will explore the complex factors impacting children's development, recognizing the essential aspect of nurturing relationships within families and in our professional roles as the cornerstone...

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THINK SMART – ABA LEARNING CENTRE

Thursday, January 25 - Thursday, May 10
Burnaby

Learning How to Take Control of your Brain This fun group will target a variety of skills under the umbrella of Executive Functioning (EF). Participants will be introduced to how...

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Parent Information Event: funded group programs

Thursday, January 25, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
North Vancouver

PARENT INFORMATION EVENT hosted by the  North Shore Disability Resource Centre: “Funded group programs for young adults with disabilities on the North Shore” Presented by: Manager of NSDRC’s STAGE & Manager of Strive Living Society’s Footprints Date: Thursday, January 25,...

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PEERS FOR TEENS – ABA Learning Centre

Thursday, January 25 - Thursday, May 3
Burnaby

Social Skills Teaching PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) is a  14‐week social skills program that teaches middle and high school students  (grades 7—12), with high...

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Preparing your child with diverse abilities for puberty workshop

Thursday, January 25
Coquitlam

This workshop provides parents and caregivers with information on: - The physical and emotional milestones of sexual development. - What your child need to know about their body before puberty...

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Sibshops

Sunday, January 28 - Sunday, June 24
Surrey

Sibshops provides a space for siblings of disabled kids to feel accepted and understood. Through games, crafts and food, kids connect and perhaps release some stress. Sibshops is not counselling...

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Coping with Stress – A Web-Based Mindfulness Group for Parents of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Tuesday, January 30 - Tuesday, March 6
Toronto

Research demonstrates that mindfulness has been shown to increase well-being and reduce psychological distress. Mindfulness can be particularly helpful for parents when stressful events cannot be immediately resolved or addressed....

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PEERS: Social Skills Group for Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Thursday, February 1 - Thursday, May 10
Vancouver

PEERS® is an evidence-based intervention program that is designed to help teens make and keep friends WHO: Teens with ASD between the ages of 13-18 with friendship difficulties Must be...

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Six conversations to prepare your teen for dating workshop

Thursday, February 1
Coquitlam

Learn how to prepare your teen for dating and how to talk to them about: • Their own needs & boundaries • The progression of relationships • Communication • Sexual...

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Victoria Autism Expo and Workshop 2018

Saturday, February 3, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Victoria

ADMISSION:  Free!   Navigating the world of Autism related services can be a daunting task. Behaviour consultants, speech/physio/occupational therapy, diet, respite, funding - it’s enough to make anyone’s head spin. To help the parents of children and youth on the spectrum...

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King Arthur’s Night: Relaxed Performance

Sunday, February 4, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Vancouver

KING ARTHUR’S NIGHT by Neworld Theatre: Relaxed Performance Presented by the PuSh Performing Arts Festival and  UBC Theatre and Film Feb 4 - 2pm | Frederic Wood Theatre | $39 | Group rate $28 People with an Access2 card or Canucks Autism...

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Web-Based Mindfulness Group for Parents and Their Adult-Aged Child with ASD

Wednesday, February 7 - Wednesday, March 14
Toronto

We have been researching how to support parents and adults with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As part of this research, we are holding a free web-based mindfulness group for parents and their...

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Night to Shine

Friday, February 9, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Surrey

A Night to Shine - is being sponsored by the Tim Tebow's Foundation and is a Prom Night for people with developmental disabilities. The purpose of the event is to "change the narrative" on how people with special needs are viewed and...

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Motivation and Reinforcement: Becoming Your Child’s Best Teacher Through ABA with Verbal Behavior

Saturday, February 10 - Monday, February 12
Kamloops

Robert Schramm, BCBA, and Author of the Verbal Behavior Teaching Manual, "Motivation and Reinforcement: Turning the Tables on Autism,” will be presenting his very popular ABA with Verbal Behavior workshop...

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Yoga & Art Therapy 6 Week Program

Saturday, February 10 - Saturday, March 17
Kelowna

Connect to Learn is excited to announce that it will be offering a 6 week yoga and art therapy program in the new year! The program will run Saturday's from 10:00am to 12:00pm  focusing on a new intention each week. Your child  will start the day with a 45 minute guided yoga practice taught by two  of Connect to Learn's  certified yoga teachers  and end  the day with a 45 minute art therapy session run by Connect to Learn's certified art therapist.  The yoga sessions will work on improving flexibility, self-awareness, self-regulation, and social interaction through"yoga play" which includes games/interactive story telling, breath  work, and mindfulness  routines. The children will also practice accountability  as they will be responsible for their own mat set up and clean up  as well as their  individual  progress  each week.  The art therapy  will offer art directives that focus on communication through art, fine and gross motor skills, improving social interactions, building emotional language through art and dialogue, enhancing self-esteem, developing problem solving skills all while experiencing relaxation and pleasure through the creation of their art. To contact us to answer any further questions you may have...

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familyWORKs Vancouver – CLBC Employment Options

Tuesday, February 13
Vancouver

CLBC Employment Options Accessing most employment programs involves application to Community Living BC, the BC government agency supporting those with developmental disabilities.  Often times this process needs some explanation.  A...

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