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What? Me Worry?

Monday, August 13 - Friday, August 17, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Surrey

Using Taming Worry Dragons and other sources, we will identify worries and develop cognitive and behavioural tools to reduce their impact on our daily lives. Class is taught in an engaging format and practicing the class taught tools at home...

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Connect with PEERS Summer Camp

Monday, August 13 - Saturday, August 25, 1:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Vancouver

CONNECT with PEERS® A social skills camp specially designed to bring youth (ages 14-18) together to connect with peers and build friendships. Based on the PEERS® curriculum, this camp focuses on friendship skills and teaching important social behaviours that will...

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Social Thinking Conference

Thursday, August 16 - Friday, August 17, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Vancouver

August 16 & 17, 2018 in Vancouver, BC Social Thinking methodology teaches individuals with social learning challenges to think about the social world, in order to communicate more effectively. It provides practical frameworks and strategies to help interpret and respond to abstract...

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Temple Grandin: Developing Individuals with Different Minds

Friday, August 17, 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Vancouver

Temple Grandin best-selling author and internationally acclaimed speaker on autism, is coming to Vancouver.  Temple was one of the first people to publicly share her insights into autism from an insider’s perspective. She is a prominent author and speaker on autism,...

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Non-Aversive Strategies to Assist Individuals with Autism and Challenging Behaviours

Friday, August 24, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Vancouver

This one-day workshop will focus on how to manage behaviours of concern using a low arousal approach, developed by Dr. McDonnell to help support personnel in schools and group homes  manage ‘highly aroused’ and stressed individuals. The emphasis will be...

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Independent Functional Living Skills Group

Friday, September 7 - Monday, December 31
Port Coquitlam

Groups for ages 12-19: At Monarch House, we offer a variety of group programs to individuals who are affected by any behavioural, communication, and learning difficulties as well as developmental...

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Social Skills Training Group

Friday, September 7 - Monday, December 31
Port Coquitlam

Group for ages 8-12 At Monarch House, we offer a variety of group programs to individuals who are affected by any behavioural, communication, and learning difficulties as well as developmental...

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Social Sprouts 2 (Social Thinking)

Monday, September 10, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Surrey

This class follows Social Sprouts 1 with five new social thinking concepts. The format is very similar. Social thinking concepts include: hidden rules and unexpected behaviour, smart guess, flexible thinking, size of the problem and sharing an imagination. Class focussed...

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Executive Functioning for Preteens

Tuesday, September 11, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Surrey

Executive Functioning is something most kids on the spectrum struggle with so this class targets helping kids ages 10-14 plan and organize, stay focused, finish tasks and reach goals. In the initial intake, we will assess and decide on target...

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Connect with PEERS(r) for Young Adults (19-30)

Tuesday, September 11 - Tuesday, December 11, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Burnaby

Connect with PEERS(r) for Young Adults (19-30) A 14 week social skills program specially designed to bring young adults (ages 19-30) together to connect with peers, and build friendships. The PEERS® curriculum is evidence-based and focuses on teaching friendship skills,...

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AutismBC Family Support Group

Wednesday, September 12
Prince George

Throughout September to June, every second Wednesday of the month, our Family Support Group runs from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. The Family Support Group provides valuable support to families affected...

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Social Sprouts (Social Thinking)

Saturday, September 15, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Surrey

In this fun, interactive class, kids aged 4-6 will follow the Social Thinking curriculum. Through stories, games and crafts kids will be exposed to the 5 lessons in part one of Social Explorers. Topics covered include: thinking thoughts and feeling...

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Art and Social for Girls

Saturday, September 15, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Surrey

In this social group just for girls, we will encourage their creative natures while teaching social thinking. Topics covered will be similar to Social Saplings but emphasis will be placed on creativity. 10, 1.5 hour sessions for $750. AFU accepted....

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Incredible Years – Autism Spectrum and Language Delays Parenting Program

Thursday, September 20 - Thursday, December 13
North Vancouver

THE INCREDIBLE YEARS: AUTISM SPECTRUM AND LANGUAGE DELAYS PARENTING PROGRAM   The Incredible Years   The Incredible Years Autism Spectrum and Language Delay Parenting Program (IY Autism) is a comprehensive,...

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Youth Job Club- 8 Wednesdays

Wednesday, September 26 - Wednesday, November 14, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
North Vancouver

Youth Job Club for ages 15-young adults who live with a disability Eight Wednesdays: September 26- November 14 Get ready to get a job... Match interests and skills to workplaces  Create your resume or work profile Practice answering basic interview...

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Managing the Anxious Symptoms of Children and Adolescents with ASD: Practical Strategies

Thursday, September 27 - Friday, September 28, 9:00 am - 4:00 am
Vancouver

Judy Reaven, PhD September 27 & 28, 2018 in Vancouver, BC Children and adolescents with ASD are at high risk for developing anxiety symptoms that interfere with functioning at home, school and in the community. Research has shown that children and teens...

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: Relaxed Performance

Sunday, September 30, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Vancouver

The Arts Club Theatre Company is proud to present a relaxed performance for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. An inclusive experience designed to welcome patrons of all ages and sensitivities, a relaxed performance contains modifications to...

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CIRCA Colloquium series, 2018-19

Monday, October 1 - Sunday, March 31, 12:00 am
Vancouver

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Youth & Young Adult Program: Games & Activities

Tuesday, October 2, 6:00 pm
Nanaimo

The purpose of Canucks Autism Network (CAN)'s youth and young adult monthly programs are to offer the opportunity for youth and young adults with autism to get together and have a good time in a safe and supportive environment. Activities...

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Triple P® Stepping Stones

Thursday, October 4 - Thursday, November 29, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Burnaby

Triple P® Stepping Stones is for every parent with a child (up to 12 years of age) with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and/or an intellectual disability, whether it is for specific concerns or advice on common everyday issues. Connect with...

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