Educational Events

Preparing for your child’s transition into adulthood? Register for our Launch into Life! program.

Transitioning into adulthood and the community beyond high school can be challenging for individuals with autism and their families.  Comprehensive transition planning can help to manage the challenges during this time and maximize potential for each person to live a full and meaningful life.  The Launch program was developed to help families prepare for and respond to key life transitions, and to guide the journey from adolescence to adulthood.

This workshop series will help you create an Individual Transition Plan for your child and provide valuable information about the following topics;

  • Understanding preparing for key transitions across the lifespan
  • Managing health and mental health issues
  • Navigating the change from pediatrics to adult health and support care systems
  • Finding the right social and recreation programs in the community
  • Creating a shared vision for your child’s future
  • Developing life and vocational skills
  • Exploring volunteer and work opportunities
  • Understanding housing and supportive programming options into adulthood
  • Legal and Financial issues including guardianship and program funding.

Who should attend? Families and young people (13+) living with ASD and other developmental disabilities.  Please note youth should be able to attend breakout session independently and participate in identifying goals and creating a vision for their future.

Dates (please note you must be able to attend the two sessions in March)

March 2 (6.30pm – 8.30pm) Parents  – Winslow Centre, Coquitlam
March 4 (9am – 3pm) Parents and Youth –  1551 Salisbury Ave, Port Coquitlam
April 20 (6.30pm – 8.30pm) Parents     BOOSTER Session (optional)

Register for your place on this workshop today

Register for ASBC Autism 101 Workshop

Prince George – February 24th (7pm – 9pm)
(Room 5-183, University of Northern BC, 3333 University Way, Prince George, V2N 4Z9)

Dawsons Creek – April 21st (7pm – 9pm)
(Meeting Room, Super 8 Dawson Creek, 1440 Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek, V1G 1Z5)

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ASBC’s Behaviour Interventionists Basics Training Workshop – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

The Autism Society of BC offers Behaviour Interventionists Basics Training Workshops at various times throughout the year.  The course provides foundational training for individuals interested in working with a home-based Behaviour Intervention team under the supervision of an ABA Consultant and Lead Therapist, and/or parents and professionals looking to gain a better understanding of ABA Therapy.

This two-day training focuses on the implementation of behaviour autism treatments and is run by highly experienced behaviour consultants.

Day 1 (9.30am – 4.30pm) introductory level covers the core elements of discrete trial teaching, functions of behaviour, reinforcement techniques, prompting techniques, ethics and data collection.

Day 2 (9.30am – 4.30pm) participants delve deeper into the mechanics and learn about antecedent and established operations, reinforcement assessment of preferences, token economies, prompting and fading techniques, and data analysis.

REGISTER YOUR PLACE ON A BI WORKSHOP TODAY

February 25/26th – Prince George
(Room 5-183, University of Northern BC, 3333 University Way, Prince George, V2N 4Z9)

April 22/23rd – Dawson Creek
(Meeting Room, Super 8 Dawson Creek, 1440 Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek, V1G 1Z5)

April 22/23rd – Nanaimo
(Beban Recreation Centre, 2300 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9T 3K7)

April 29/30th – Coquitlam
(Salons C/D, Best Western Plus – Coquitlam Convention Centre, 319 North Road, Coquitlam, V3K 3V8)

We offer these, and other workshops at discounted rates for members, so sign up as a member today!  Please note that the membership discount will be applied at the payment stage of the registration form. You must be logged in as a member to receive the discount. If you have any questions email membership@autismbc.ca.  If you have questions about event content or event registration please email events@autismbc.ca or call us at 1-888-437-0880.

Please review our Terms & Conditions and Cancellation Policy.