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.

November, 2019


POPARD’s Introduction to Navigating BC’s School System – for Families with Children with ASD

Friday, November 15, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Vancouver

Live stream: Watch and participate live online by registering for web streaming or attend in-person at SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver. Ensuring that your child with autism receives an appropriate education can be challenging at times. Many parents report that they...

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Waiting for Assessment Workshop

Saturday, November 16, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Abbotsford

Join us at Abbotsford Exhibition Park on November 16th for a 3 hour workshop that covers the essential information that families need to know during the start of their autism journey. Basic information about autism How to prepare for an...

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Supporting Indigenous Families Affected by Autism through Engagement and Research

Friday, November 22, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Vancouver

ACT’s 2019 Focus on Research Gathering Web-stream live to your home, school, or office! About the Event In this one-day informal gathering, we will discuss how indigenous communities can be better served by research into the needs of their children...

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Waiting for Assessment Workshop

Saturday, November 23, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Port Alberni

Join us at Port Alberni Association for Community Living October 23rd for a 3 hour workshop that covers the essential information that families need to know during the start of their autism journey.  Basic information about autism How to prepare for an...

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Polar Express- Sensory Friendly Ride

Sunday, November 24, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Squamish

A sensory-friendly Christmas train ride that reenacts the movie The Polar Express. Tickets include a 50-minute train ride with hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies then after the ride people can come and enjoy Santa's village with indoor mini rail,...

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POPARD’s Introduction to Behavior and Mental Health – for Families with Children with ASD

Friday, November 29, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Vancouver

About the Event Live stream: Watch and participate live online by registering for web streaming or attend in-person at SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver. Often families are confused as to when their children with autism are experiencing symptoms of a mental...

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Behaviour Interventionist Training Workshop (Squamish)

Saturday, November 30 - Sunday, December 1, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Squamish

BI Training Workshop (Squamish) November 30th - December 1st, 2019 9:30 am-4:30 pm Quest University Join us for a two-day training workshop on the implementation of autism behaviour plans. Content includes an introductory and intermediate level of core ABA Therapy teachings. This readies...

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December, 2019


The General and Special Education Summit: Behavioural Challenges, Mental Health and Brain-Based Learning

Monday, December 2 - Wednesday, December 4
Richmond

NEW CONFERENCE FORMAT 10 Internationally Renown Experts 11 Full Day Workshops TOPICS INCLUDE: Peer Orientation: Why Children are Stressed, Why Parents and Teachers are Disempowered and How to Restore a...

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Multi-Model Communication and Learning Strategies for Children Who Face Significant Challenges Including: Severe Multiple Disabilities and Children on the Autism Spectrum

Tuesday, December 3
Richmond

Workshop Description Children who face significant physical and multiple challenges as well as those children on the more severe end of the autism spectrum, often struggle to access communication, interaction...

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High Functioning Autism: Proven and Practical Interventions for Challenging Behaviour in Children and Adolescents

Wednesday, December 4
Richmond

Workshop Description This intensive, one-day hands-on workshop provides evidence-based behavioural intervention strategies, essential treatment tools, and successful psycho-social techniques to teach new skills to children, adolescents and young adults with...

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