Special Needs Community Events

ACT lists workshops and conferences in B.C. related to autism and other special needs that are provided by local agencies and organizations.

September, 2020


COVID Coffee Talks – Building Highschool Friendship Connections

Thursday, September 24, 9:15 am - 10:15 am

Join Crystal Clark, M.A., BCBA of Spark It! online for a chat about the first steps of helping your learner build high school friendship connections in COVID-times. Gain some new insights into the first steps of building friendships, ask questions,...

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Little Buddies Presents: The PLAY Project’s VIRTUAL Autism Intensive Workshop

Thursday, September 24 - Friday, September 25, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

NOW ONLINE! Learn the PLAY's methods and principles to help children with autism! For child development professionals, parents, and advocates! Secure Your Spot Here! About this Event The PLAY Project Intensive Workshop for September 24th and 25th will be live-streamed...

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Waiting for Assessment Workshop (Online)

Saturday, September 26, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for a FREE 3 hour workshop covering the essential information that families need to know at the start of their autism journey. This will be a live online workshop hosted on Zoom. For more information or to register,...

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FSI Learning Explorations – Effective Advocacy and Our Role with Korean Translation

Tuesday, September 29, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us on September 29th  for: Effective Advocacy and Our Role with Korean Translation with Melanie Arnis Effective advocacy skills help us, and others, get the support and services our families need while strengthening our communities. We will look at...

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FSI Learning Explorations – Family Centred Practice

Tuesday, September 29, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us on September 29th for: Family Centred Practice presented by Diana Elliott and Jackie Watts Are we really practicing “Family Centred Practice” or philosophy? We will discuss what practice and philosophy mean and if we are effective in our...

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FSI Learning Explorations -Inclusive Education

Wednesday, September 30, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us on Wednesday September 30th for:  Inclusive Education with Tracy Humphreys In this course, you will learn a little bit about the advocacy process in the BC Education system. You'll also learn about your rights as a parent, your...

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October, 2020


Behaviour Support Basics For Parents at Home

Saturday, October 3, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us online for a three-hour introductory workshop for parents who want to learn how to teach their children who are early learners language and play skills. We will cover core topics such as reinforcement, prompting, language strategies, and more. You will leave the...

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Art and Social Online (Ages 8-13)

Saturday, October 3 - Saturday, December 5, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Different times call for creative measures! We can still be social during our distancing! Join a group of fun kids in this time of isolation to make some art and learn some communication skills. These classes will each include a...

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FSI Learning Explorations -Social Media Platforms – How to Use Them and What They All Mean Part

Saturday, October 3, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us on Saturday October 3rd for: Social Media Platforms - How to Use Them and What They All Mean Part One with Aaron Johannes and Rhona Segarra We communicate with each other in exciting new ways and these can...

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Autism BC Goes to an Exotic Animal Party

Tuesday, October 6, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

AutismBC Goes provides free, safe, and supportive community events where everyone can be themselves. These events are an opportunity for our members to come together, talk and, have fun with others who understand and share similar life experiences. Our goal...

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FSI Learning Explorations – Representation Agreements

Tuesday, October 6, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Ken Kramer Q.C. on October 6th to learn about Representation Agreements. Get your affairs in order. Learn about the essential legal documents in BC to plan for incapacity and end-of-life. This presentation will provide an overview of Representation Agreements...

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FSI Learning Explorations -Let’s Talk: A Mom’s perspective on the intersection of race and disability.

Tuesday, October 13, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us on Tuesday October 13th for:  Let's Talk: A Mom's perspective on the intersection of race and disability. Join Kerry Cavers, Levonne Abshire, Dr. Lisa Gunderson, and Meghan Vaughan as they discuss A Mom's perspective on the intersection of...

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Social Saplings Online (Ages 7-11)

Wednesday, October 14 - Wednesday, December 16, 3:00 am - 4:00 am

Social Saplings is a program for ages 7-11 to help children develop emotional regulation, friendships and conversation skills. Class is interactive and fun. Parental involvement and homework practice is encouraged. Classes meet weekly for 10, 1-hour sessions, plus parent debrief....

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FSI Learning Explorations – Human Rights and Essential Support Persons in Healthcare Settings During the Pandemic Crisis

Thursday, October 15, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Family Support Institute is excited to have launched our Learning Explorations which are  free online workshops  available to all families/individuals during August to October! Take advantage of the chance to connect and learn together virtually in the safety and comfort...

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FSI Learning Explorations -Social Media – Managing, Networking & Negotiating: A Holistic Approach

Saturday, October 17, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us on October 17th for: Social Media - managing, networking & negotiating: a holistic approach with Aaron Johannes and Rhona Segarra We communicate with each other in exciting new ways and these can be interesting, powerful, and overwhelming! They...

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FSI Learning Explorations – Microboard

Tuesday, October 20, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us on October 20th  for: Microboards with Linda Perry This workshop will outline what a Microboard is and the steps to creating one. Microboards are small non-profit societies created by family and friends to provide personalized support for a...

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BI Training Workshop (Online)

Saturday, October 24 - Sunday, October 25, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Join us for a two-day introduction to Applied Behaviour Analysis and the implementation of autism behaviour plans. You will leave the course with practical tools you can use in the classroom or home environment. Past attendees have included parents, community group leaders, students, educators,...

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FSI Learning Explorations -Personal Strategies to Improve Health and Wellness for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Tuesday, October 27, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us on October 27th for: Personal Strategies to Improve Health and Wellness for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities with Marlow de Paul. This presentation will discuss personal strategies for health and wellbeing for individuals with intellectual disabilities. It will explain...

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FSI Learning Explorations – Achieving Health Equity for People with Intellectual Disabilities – An overview of the current health outcomes and what we can do about it!

Thursday, October 29, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us on October 29th for: Achieving Health Equity for People with Intellectual Disabilities - An overview of the current health outcomes and what we can do about it! with Scott Howe. This presentation is designed to raise awareness of the...

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