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Our new report shows the continued systemic use of restraint and seclusion in BC schools. Read more.

Watch our 60th Anniversary video that honours and remembers the civil rights history of people with intellectual disabilities in BC. Read more about our history here.

Living with Autism: Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders Speak Out! - Vancouver

Sibshops

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Delta
Time: 6:30PM – 8:00PM Where: Reach’s Play and Learn Centre in North Delta: 11425 84th Avenue, Delta Reach Child and Youth Development Society is putting on the first Sibshops for Delta and neighbouring communities in February 2011! Sibshops is an exciting program just for brothers and sisters of kids with special needs. At a Sibshops, brothers and sisters will:

Sibshops [workshops for brothers and sisters of kids with special needs]

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Delta
Time: 6:30PM – 8:00PM Where: Reach’s Play and Learn Centre in North Delta: 11425 84th Avenue, Delta Reach Child and Youth Development Society is putting on the first Sibshops for Delta and neighbouring communities in February 2011! Sibshops is an exciting program just for brothers and sisters of kids with special needs. At a Sibshops, brothers and sisters will:

Discussion group for women with intellectual disabilities who have experienced abuse - Vancouver

Friday, January 28, 2011 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Vancouver
Are you a woman with a disability who has experienced abuse? If so, please come to an important discussion group on: Friday January 28, 2011; 3:30 -5:30 p.m. West End Community Centre, Meeting Room 2870 Denman Street, Vancouver, BC Women labeled with an intellectual disability experience abuse much more than all other women.

North Shore ASBC Lecture Series: Five Skills Parents Must Learn

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
North Vancouver
The North Shore ASBC Support Group proudly presents a presentation on   Five Skills Parents Must Learn What the research says about the different approaches to each skill by Katie Allen, M.SC., BCBA, ABLE Development Clinic at 7:00pm, Tues Jan 18 in the Oak Room in the South Building of the Delbrook Recreation Centre GUEST SPEAKER:

Autism Biennial Congress 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 7:00am - Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 6:00pm
Vancouver
Autism Through the Lifespan featuring the Autism Expo & Market Featuring 18 plus of the world’s foremost autism experts speaking on topics covering the full range of everything that you must know about Autism Spectrum Disorders Across the Lifespan. This theme reflects the reality that autism spectrum disorders present an evolving set of personal, familial, societal, and therapeutic issues as affected individuals pass from infancy, childhood through adolescence, adulthood, and finally old age.

RealWheels and VAMS presents Storytelling in the Performing Arts

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Vancouver
Are you a person with a disability interested in theatre, music or dance? Do you have any stories you’d like to tell? Realwheels and the Vancouver Adaptive Music Society (VAMS) are hosting weekly drop-in sessions at the GF Strong Rehabilitation Center to explore creative expressions in the performing arts. Act out scenes, sing songs, do a creative dance or a combination of any or all of the above. Wonderful, professional arts facilitators will support you all the way in a safe, favorable environment.

Winter Social Potluck

Saturday, February 5, 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Vancouver
Vancouver Parents Transition Group invites you and your family to their Winter Social Potluck Date: Saturday, February 5, 2011, 6:00 - 9:30 PM Where: Vancouver Resource Society, #100 - 2006 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver Let’s get together to share Friendship and Support AND BEST OF ALL: LAUGHTERS AND DREAMS ABOUT OUR CHILDREN’S FUTURE!!! Bring your favorite dish to share and we shall provide the rest: hot and cold drinks, good cheers and company!

Ryan Lachance's Sit Down Stand Up Comedy Tour

Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm
White Rock
Where: Sawbucks Pub, 1626 - 152nd Street, White Rock When: Saturday, Dec. 4th, 2010 Time: Music and Art by Phil Dickson and Ian Sprung @ 8 pm, Comedy by Ryan Lachance @ 8:30 to 10:30 pm Cost: $10 Half of proceeds generously will be donated to Cerebral Palsy Association of BC. In these times of reduced funding and services, this gift is very important in helping us to continue to service individuals and families dealing with Cerebral Palsy. For more information, please call 604-536-6420

International Day of Persons with Disabilities Celebration - Vancouver

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Vancouver
As you may know, December 3 is the United Nations Day of Persons with Disabilities, and gives us an opportunity to shine a light on the achievements of people with disabilities and the possibility of a world where everyone belongs. The celebration will be opened by Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson at 5:30, followed by a wonderful evening of music, performances, crafts, dance, storytelling, and art, performed and designed by artists, performers and musicians with disabilities. This is a special community event with real opportunity for connection and understanding.

Living with Autism: Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders Speak Out! - Vancouver

Friday, November 26, 2010 - 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Vancouver
in 2007, Autism Society Canada established an Advisory Committee of Adults Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). On November 26th, three Committee members will speak about their realities. We will hear from Kristian Hooker, Georges Huard and Martine Stonehouse, all of who have diagnosed with ASD. This Colloquium will be introduced by Dr. Kevin Stoddart, Director of the Redpath Center in Toronto and Assistant Professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. Date: Friday November 26, 2010. 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
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