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.

August, 2019


Sensory-Sensitive-Screening of the Superdogs Film at the Victoria IMAX

Saturday, August 24, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Victoria

For a child with autism and their family, a movie out can be daunting if not impossible. Sponsors will enable Rotary Club of Victoria-Harbourside to invite youth and their families to a private Sensory-Sensitive-Screening (SSS) of the Superpower Dogs film.   Private Movie Viewing....

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Our Stories, Our Voices: Autistic Intergenerational Storytelling

Sunday, August 25, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Vancouver

Autistics United Vancouver is hosting a storytelling event for autistic people of all ages! Autistic children, adults, seniors, and families are invited to share and celebrate autistic lived experiences. A storytelling session will be followed by picture book making. Snacks and...

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LEGO Assisted Social Skills Camp

Monday, August 26 - Friday, August 30
Delta

Our LEGO assisted social skills camp will take place the last week of August from 10-2 at the George Mackie Library in North Delta. We will have freestyle and structured...

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September, 2019


Younger Teens PEERS Group

Thursday, September 12 - Thursday, February 13
Surrey

This PEERS class for ages 11-14 will follow the PEERS curriculum but focus on transitioning to high school and related changes. Classes may incorporate some executive functioning skills. 16 sessions...

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Social Saplings

Saturday, September 14 - Saturday, November 30
Surrey

Ages 8-11 Social Saplings is about developing social skills, regulation and social thinking in children ages 7-10. This is a great program for kids who have trouble socially and have...

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PEERS© in the Valley for Young Adults

Monday, September 16 - Monday, December 16, 12:00 am
Abbotsford

PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relationship Skills) is a 14- week evidence-based social language intervention program for motivated preteens, teens and young adults who are interested in learning ways to keep and build friendships. For the Learners...

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PEERS© in the Valley, Pre-teens &Teens

Monday, September 16 - Monday, December 2, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Abbotsford

PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relationship Skills) is a 12- week evidence-based social language intervention program for motivated preteens, teens and young adults who are interested in learning ways to keep and build friendships. For the Learners...

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What? Me Worry?!?

Wednesday, September 18 - Thursday, November 7
Surrey

Using Taming Worry Dragons and other sources, we will identify worries and develop cognitive and behavioural tools to reduce their impact on our daily lives. Class is taught in an...

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Creating Connections with the National Autism Research Center (NAC) of Israel

Thursday, September 19
Vancouver

A talk by Dr. Ilan Dinstein, Director of NAC, and Panel Discussion with BC Stakeholders Sharing Autism Practice in BC Bringing together community members, BC autism stakeholders, and scholars to build...

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Intuitive/Expressive Arts for Kids

Saturday, September 21 - Saturday, November 30
Surrey

Want your kids to develop their self awareness and express their emotions through art? Then this is the perfect class for your 6-12 year olds. Maura is a certified teacher,...

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