AUTISM CANADA AND The VICTORIA SOCIETY FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM PRESENT:
CHANGING THE COURSE OF AUTISM 2013
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24 AND FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2013
Mary Winspear Centre
Victoria, British Columbia
Whether you are a parent, educator, medical professional, researcher or individual dedicated to improving the life of individuals with autism, you will not want to miss this 2-day conference/webcast.
The conference/webcast addresses a range of issues, including research, education /behaviour interventions, communication strategies, biomedical treatments, advocacy and other topics.
The conference is a wonderful opportunity to network with parents, therapists, doctors, researchers, exhibitors and presenters. This year we have a special meeting reserved for attendees to talk to presenters. There is someone her for everyone.
When travel and time away is prohibitive, the next best way to get this valuable information is via the live webcast. We encourage you to gather family, friends and colleagues so that you can take in this valuable information together.
For information on speakers, registration, the venue, hotel bookings and more please visit the Autism Canada website.
Save the dates! Registration begins soon.
Whether your child has been newly-diagnosed with Asperger’s or autism, or you’d simply like to know more about the subject or talk with other parents, the Victoria Society for Children with Autism (VSCA) is here to help.
VSCA holds social events to allow families to meet one another in a supportive and understanding environment. We offer a range of activities so there are events that will appeal to children of all ages, and give them a chance to form friendships with peers sharing similar interests.
Through our newsletter, you’ll find out about the latest happenings at VSCA and in the Victoria area. There is also a small pool of respite funding available to our members.
VSCA holds several workshops each year on autism-related topics - these already-inexpensive events are available at a reduced price to our members, and are always held here in Victoria.
We have a lending library of autism-related books and OT equipment available to members.
The Victoria Society for Children with Autism (VSCA) is a registered non-profit society established in 1970. VSCA’s monthly meetings provide a forum for parents and professionals to communicate on the issues surrounding autism, and a network for parent support. Our active fundraising program helps provide support to our members.
Our objectives are to:
- provide support and information to families of individuals with autism and related conditions;
- provide social and recreational opportunities to children and teens with autism and their families;
- increase awareness of autism; and
- support research in the field of autism and related disorders. The Society’s membership includes parents, foster parents, grandparents and caregivers of those with autism, as well as professionals working in the field.
Our thanks to the following sponsors for their support:
- United Way
- Fraternal Order of Eagles
We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of BC and the Playtime Bingo Victoria
Make a donation to VSCA safely and simply by clicking on the DONATE NOW button! A tax receipt will be mailed to you automatically. Thank you for your support!
If you would like to make a donation to the Victoria Autism Awareness Walk on behalf of a particular walker or team please be sure to note their name with your online donation.