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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
info@autismcommunitytraining.bc.ca!

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS - March 2007 - May 2007
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Taking the Fear Out of ABA - Lovaas, Verbal Behaviour & More
Suzanne Jacobsen, Ed.D., BCBA
April 14, 2007 Kamloops | Details>

Positive Behaviour Support at Home with Families of Children with ASD & Related Disabilities
Joseph M. Lucyshyn, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UBC
April 20 - 21, 2007 Terrace | Details>

An Introduction to Autism Treatment - A Case Management Survival Guide for Parents & Community Professionals
Jill Calder, M.D.
April 21, 2007 Castlegar | Details>

Encouraging Parent - Child Interaction - Techniques for Parents
& Professionals

Family Centred Practices Group
April 21, 2007 Kelowna | Details>

The Art of Advocacy for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Clair Schuman, E.D., ACT - Autism Community Training
April 28, 2007 Vancouver | May 12, 2007 Campbell River | Details>

Hands-On Training in Verbal Behaviour for Therapists - 3 Days
Suzanne Jacobsen, Ed.D., BCBA & Anna Matchneva, M.Ed., BCABA
May 10 - 12, 2007 Victoria | Details>

Social Success and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Surthrival™, Loss & Learning, Friendship, and Bullying
Carol Gray, President,The Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding
May 18 - 19, 2007 Vancouver | Details>

Sensory Processing in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Mary-Ann Fulks, M.Sc., O.T.(C.)
May 26, 2007 Smithers | 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 March 31, 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

    ♦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 Needed star New | Full Story>

Other News
Huge Army of Autistic Children And Adults Need Federal Help: Committee - By John Ward, Canadian Press. star New | Full Story>

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

COPE Vancouver School Board Trustees to move motion demanding public consultation process in the province's plans for seperate provincial schools for special needs children
| 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>

Advocacy services available from the Representative for Children and Youth beginning April 1, 2007 | Full Story>

Canadian team launches second phase of international autism genome project |
Full Story>

Failure of autism bill disappoints parents |
Full Story>


It’s Tax Time - Can you reduce your income tax? | Full Story>

Canadian Researchers Make a Breakthrough Autism Discovery | 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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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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