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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 !

ACT will be closed from December 25 - January 1 for the Holiday Season

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS - December 2006 - February 2007
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{Workshop Cancellation Policy}

Autism - the State of the Science - FREE Webcast
Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D.
Accessible until December 31, 2006 | Details>

Toilet Training for Everyone: It's Never Too Late! - Webcast Version
Pat MIrenda, Ph.D., BCBA
December 7, 2006 | Details>

Hands-On Training in Verbal Behaviour for Therapists - 3 Days
Suzanne Jacobsen, Ed.D., BCBA & Anna Matchneva, M.Ed., BCABA
January 4, 5 & 6, 2007 Vancouver | Details>

Positive Behaviour Support at Home with Families of Children
with ASD & Related Disabilities
Joseph M. Lucyshyn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Faculty of Education, UBC
January 12 & 13, 2007 Vancouver | Details>

Sensory Processing Overview: Reaching a Common Understanding
Mary Ann Fulks, M.Sc., O.T.
January 13, 2007 Kelowna | February 10, 2007 Nanaimo | Details >

Encouraging - Parent Child Interaction - Techniques for Parents
and Professionals
Gerard Kysela, Ph.D., and Christy Cheremshynski, M.A.
January 20, 2007 Campbell River | Details>

The Art of Advocacy - A Parent's Guide to Developing Pro-active Skills
Clair Schuman, E.D., ACT - Autism Community Training
January 20, 2007 Vancouver | February 3, 2007 Campbell River | Details>

How to use the ABLLS - R as an Assessment & IEP Development Tool
Suzanne Jacobsen, Ed.D., BCBA
February 23 & 24, 2007 Vancouver | 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

    ♦RASP Profiles Online | Details>
    ♦Webcasting | Details>
    ♦Parents Manual | Details>
    ♦Bursary Fund for BCTF Members | Details     ♦Research into Early Screening | Details>
    ♦ Explaining Autism in the  classroom       DVD/VHS Tapes now available
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More News
Event Planner Employment Opportunitystar New | Details>

Announcement of a Comprehensive Canadian Federal Initiative on ASD | Details>star New

Children and Youth with Special Needs (CYSN) Grants Supports Fund | Details>

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


Get Involved in Autism Research!
At the Autism & Developmental Disorders Lab at Simon Fraser University, we are seeking children with autism between the ages of seven and thirteen years. | Details >

Siblings Growing Up with a Brother or Sister with a PDD Needed for Study
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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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