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, 2019

TAGteach Workshop for Parents and Professionals

Saturday, September 28 - Sunday, September 29, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
North Vanouver

We are excited to be bringing TAGteach to North Vancouver! This workshop is for parents as much as for professionals in the field. TAGteach (Teaching with Acoustic Guidance) has proven extremely effective in teaching children with autism thanks to the...

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Sunday, September 29

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

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October, 2019

Aspire Workshop: How to Support Your Child at Home

Tuesday, October 1 - Tuesday, October 29

Five part educational workshop for parents, families, and support workers who have children with ASD. Tuesday October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th from 6:00-8:00pm.  Week One: Communication Increasing communication...

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3-Day Advanced Training Workshop with Dr Ross Greene

Wednesday, October 16 - Friday, October 18, All Day

The aim of this 3-day (15 hours) advanced training is to provide an in-depth orientation to the key themes and key assessment and treatment facets of the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) model.  You will receive in-depth training and review...

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Symposium: Theatre and Accessibility in a Digital World

Monday, October 21 - Tuesday, October 22

A TWO-DAY SYMPOSIUM October 21–22, 2019 BMO Theatre Centre, 162 West 1st Ave., Vancouver, BC Hosted by the Arts Club Theatre Company in collaboration with Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival  ...

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The Use of Medicinal Cannabis for Children with Special Needs

Thursday, October 24, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DR. JANE HAILEY is currently a Pediatrician in private practice and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia. In 2018 Dr. Hailey began prescribing medicinal cannabis as part of her Pediatric Practice and will relate her knowledge...

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Teaching New Skills to Learners with ASD

Friday, October 25, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

DR. SARAH PASTRANA and DR. TYLA FREWING are Board Certified Behaviour Analysts working in private practice in Greater Vancouver. They have worked with children, youth, and adults with ASD designing and implementing comprehensive ABA programs. Their presentation will include concrete...

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November, 2019

Polar Express- Sensory Friendly Ride

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

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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December, 2019

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

Monday, December 2 - Wednesday, December 4

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

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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