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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 - August 2007 - October 2007
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Summer - Fall Upcoming Events
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star Focus on Research Event – Celebrate October Autism
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Early Intervention Approaches for Infants, Toddlers and Preschool Children with Autism - New
Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D. & Sally J. Rogers, Ph.D.
October 20, 2007 Vancouver |

SMILE: Structured Methods in Language Education
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POPARD's Autism Spectrum Disorder Course
Details>   - Full

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>

Encouraging Parent - Child Interaction - Techniques for Parents & Professionals
Family Centred Practices Group
September 15, 2007 - Williams Lake
October 13, 2007 - Castlegar | Details>

Positive Behaviour Support at Home with Families of Children with ASD & Related Disabilities
Joseph M. Lucyshyn, Ph.D.
September 21 & 22, 2007 - Campbell River
October 26 & 27, 2007 - Quesnel | Details>

An Introduction to Sensory Processing in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder - Reaching a Common Understanding
Mary-Ann Fulks, M.Sc., O.T.(C)
September 22, 2007 - Cranbrook | Details>

Mental Health Conditions and Autism; A Workshop on Identifying, Monitoring and Treating Common Psychiatric Syndromes - New
Vikram Dua, MD
September 22, 2007 - Vancouver | Details>

Introduction to Positive Behavior Support for Children with Autism & Related Disorders
- Presented in Cantonese - New
Hugo Chan, Information Officer, ACT
September 29, 2007 - Cantonese - Vancouver | Details>

An Introduction to the Verbal Behavior Approach to Applied Behavior Analysis - New
Suzanne Jacobsen, Ed.D., BCBA & Richard Stock, M.Sc., BCBA
October 12 & 13, 2007 - Vancouver | Details>

The Art of Advocacy for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Clair Schuman, E.D., ACT
October 27, 2007 - Prince George | Details>

An Introduction to Autism Treatment - A Case Management Survival Guide for Parents & Community Professionals
Jill Calder, M.D.
September 29, 2007 - Prince George
October 27, 2007 - Gibsons | Details>

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

A Searchable RASP List star New |
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Important RASP Profile Update!

ACT has currently suspended the addition of new RASP Profiles | Full Story>

BCTF Bursary Fund Closed - Funds Depleted | Full Story>

    ♦2006 Report on Information & Support       for ACT | Details>
    ♦Report on ACT Training in 2006 | Details>
    ♦Webcasting | 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>

Formal Complaint Resolution Process Developed for RASP Complaints | Details>

Summer Fun Resources list now available | Full Story>

Other News
Fisher Price Toy Recall - Lead Paint on 1 million toys star New | Full Story

Behaviour Interventionist Foundations Online Course registration now open for fall 2007 session! star New | Full Story

Best Practices for the Early Screening, Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Young Children star New | Full Story

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

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For Children Under 6
· The RASP
· RASP Application
· Complaint Resolution Process

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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. 
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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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