Saturday, February 3
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
St. Aidan’s United Church
3703 St. Aidan’s Street
- Victoria Society for Children with Autism
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 – whether they be newly diagnosed or not – VSCA (The Victoria Society for Children with Autism) presents the 2018 Autism Expo.
Browse the many vendors, sample the services, connect with other parents, professionals or networks, or even participate in the games and activities! And limited childcare is provided as well!
There will be a series of presentations:
At 10:30 we present Bev Kissinger, the former head of Community Living Victoria – who will be discussing Representative Agreements (a simple and essential planning tool which can cover financial, personal and/or health care matters). Bev brings a lifetime of experience in the Victoria Autism community with her and is an engaging and knowledgeable speaker!
At 1:00pm we are presenting Oscar Trad-Tizarro of Osanis Counselling and is a Seasonal Instructor at the University of Victoria, teaching “Disability and Child and Youth Care Practice” at the University of Victoria School of Child and Youth Care.
Mr. Trad-Tizarro’s details can be found here: https://www.osanis.ca/about-osanis/professional-profile/
At 3:00pm Teresa Everitt of Autism BC will be on hand to speak about transitioning to adulthood. Ms Everitt has spent most of her adult life supporting individuals with ASD to be the best they can be. Teresa’s presentation will be about “Launch Into Life” an innovative program that supports families to begin creating goals to prepare their youth to transition to adulthood.
Ms Everitt’s details can be found here : https://www.autismbc.ca/programs/information-officers/
Current vendor list:
Canucks Autism Network
Community Living Victoria
Little Steps Therapy Services
Boost Behavior Services
FIVE Behaviour Consultation Services Inc
Canadian Children’s Therapy
Katherine Paxton Counselling Services
Connect DOTS – Nidhi Petrusa, BSc, MScOT
Independent Tupperware Consultant – Angela Burnell
Naturopathic Physician – Dr. Anke Zimmermann, ND, FCAH
WE*CAN Learning Communities
Independent DoTerra Consultant – Julie Muttitt
Positive Connections – Landa Mark MA Behavioural Consultant
Victoria Speech and Language Centre – Carla Willock, M.Sc., RSLP
Victoria Autism-Asperger’s Meetup Group
Angela’s Totes and Bags
Perfect Day Special Needs Store
Pivot Point Family Growth Centre
Autism Funding Branch
Autism Support Network of BC
Association for Science in Autism Treatment
And many more speakers, products and services being added! Please check out our Facebook page here for late breaking news!