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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@actcommunity.net!

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS - September 2007 - November 2007
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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 |
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Main hall seating sold out. Register now for overflow seating at reduced rate.

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>

Introduction to Positive Behavior Support for Children with Autism & Related Disorders - Presented in Mandarin - New
Hugo Chan, Information Officer, ACT
November 10, 2007 - Mandarin - 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>

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

Positive Behaviour Support at Home with Families of Children with ASD & Related Disabilities
Joseph M. Lucyshyn, Ph.D.
October 26 & 27, 2007 - Quesnel
November 9 & 10, 2007 - Abbotsford | Details>

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

Hands-On Training in Verbal Behaviour for Therapists - 3 Days
Suzanne Jacobsen, Ed.D., BCBA & Richard Stock, M.Sc., BCBA
November 1 - 3, 2007 - Vancouver | Details>

An Introduction to Sensory Processing in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder - Reaching a Common Understanding
Mary-Ann Fulks, M.Sc., O.T.(C)
November 3, 2007 - Victoria | Details>

Building Social Relationships: A Systematic Approach to Teaching Social Interaction Skills to Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum - New
Dr. Scott Bellini, Assistant Director Indiana Resource Center for Autism
November 16, 2007- Vancouver | Details>
Main hall seating sold out. Register now for overflow seating at reduced rate.

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

Autism Books for Sale at ACT's Lower Mainland Workshops star New | Full Story>

A Searchable RASP List | Full Story>

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

Important RASP Profile Update!

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

Formal Complaint Resolution Process Developed for RASP Complaints | Details>

Other News

The Boy Inside, a documentary about growing up with Asperger Syndrome, premieres October 8 at 9 pm on Knowledge Network | Full Story>

Vancouver International Film Festival Presents Autism: The Musical during October Autism Awareness Month star New | Full Story>

Under Exposed: The Secret Discipline of BC’s Professionsstar New | Full Story>

New Social Club for Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Kelowna star New | Full Story>

Is your child's IQ higher than the standard IQ test reveals? The widely used Wechsler fails to accurately measure the ability of people with ASD. | Full Story

"Gap in services leaves families in 'crisis'" - Children with special needs are on the increase but one Crown corporation that gives support serves fewer than one-in-three potential clients | Full Story

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

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

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REGISTRY OF SERVICE PROVIDERS
For Children Under 6
· The RASP
· RASP Application
· Complaint Resolution Process
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RESEARCH

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Youth and Young Adults with Asperger Syndrome or High Functioning Autism, age 16 to 21, families and professionals invited to participate in project studying resiliency in youth and young adults with AS or HFA. | Details >

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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