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ACT is a registered not-for-profit society. We are a province-wide information and referral service created to support families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. We offer families and professionals a wide range of positive and practical information on everything from sleep problems and diet, to core issues such as diagnosis and aspects of intervention, including information on setting up programs for their children. Need support and information? Call us at 604.205.5467 / 1.866.939.5188 or email!

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS - June 2007 - August 2007
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The Child with Autism in the Family; Family Stressors and
Siblings Needs

Sandra Harris Ph.D., E.D. of the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center
July 21, 2007 Vancouver | Details>

Developing Effective Language-based ABA Classrooms within Public School Systems
James Partington, Ph.D., BCBA
July 27, 2007 Vancouver | Details>

SMILE: Structured Methods in Language Education
Enid Wolf-Schein, Ed.D, CCC-SLP
August 16 - 17, 2007 Vancouver | Details>

POPARD's Autism Spectrum Disorder Course
Marianne MacKenzie, B.Ed.
August 20 - 24, 2007 Vancouver | Details>

Advanced Social Thinking
Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP
August 23 - 24, 2007 Kelowna | Details>

How to use the ABLLS - R as an Assessment & IEP Development Tool
Suzanne Jacobsen, Ed.D., BCBA
August 30 - 31, 2007 Vancouver | Details>

Toilet Training for Everyone: It's Never Too Late! - Webcast Version
Pat MIrenda, Ph.D., BCBA
Available Now | Details>

Autism - the State of the Science - FREE Webcast
Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D.
Available until April 30, 2007 | Details>

For a full listing of ACT's upcoming workshops, including ACT on TOUR, go to our Upcoming Workshops page.


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Recent ACT Initiatives

Important RASP Profile Update!
ACT has currently suspended the addition of new RASP Profilesstar New | Full Story>

    ♦2006 Report on Information & Support       for ACT | Details>
    ♦Report on ACT Training in 2006 | Details>
    ♦Webcasting | Details>
    ♦Bursary Fund for BCTF Members | Details     ♦Research into Early Screening | Details>
    ♦ Explaining Autism in the  classroom        DVD/VHS Tapes now available | Details>

Manual for Parents of Children with ASD in BC-send us your contributions | Details>

Summer Fun Resources list now available | Full Story>

Other News
GABA OCEANSIDE has their first Open House star New | Full Story>

CLBC CEO apology regarding BC Bid posting
| Full Story>

Ontario Government Directs all School Boards to Provide ABA | Full Story>

Office of the Representative for Children and Youth, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond | Full Story>

Faces of Autism - A six-part Vancouver Sun
special series | Full Story>

Funding Increases for Microboards | Full Story>

In Mid-March the Ministry of Education hosted a by invitation only session to discuss a Provincial School for students with ASD | Official Meeting Minutes>

Why 'model schools' aren't a good choice
| Full Story>

Huge Army of Autistic Children And Adults Need Federal Help: Committee - By John Ward, Canadian Press. | Full Story> For a transcipt of the full report by The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology click here>

BC's only Behavioural Interventionist training program is now accepting applications for its fall program | Full Story>

Federal Budget Introduces a Registered Disability Savings Plan | Full Story>

Letter to the Minister of Education from a Parent Regarding a Planned Provincial
Autism School | Full Story>

Failure of autism bill disappoints parents |
Full Story>

Vancouver Sun reports on Education Minister's plans to develop special schools | Full Story >

Summary of a court ruling regarding schools' duty to meaningfully consult with parents regarding child's educational program |
Full Story >

More News>

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For Children Under 6
· Fraser Region
· Vancouver Coastal Region
· Interior Region
· Northern Region
· Vancouver Island Region
· Out of Province
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· RASP Application

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Get Involved in Autism Research!
At the Autism & Developmental Disorders Lab at Simon Fraser University, we are looking for youth between the ages of 12-18 years of age and their parents to participate in a research study on social competence. 
| Details >star New

Moms Wanted to Help Autism Research
Mother’s of children of all ages and abilities are urgently needed for a one hour phone interview. | Details >

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