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  • “Autism is a part of my child, it’s not everything he is.  My child is so much more than a diagnosis.” – S.L. Coelho

  • “I am different, not less.” – Temple Grandin

  • “If we are to achieve a richer culture, we must weave one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.” – Margaret Meade

  • “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” – Author Unknown

  • “Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine.” – Whoopi Goldberg

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Tips for Christmas Break

Christmas break has begun! As wonderful as it is to spend extra time as a family over the holidays, we have to remember that for our kiddos, Christmas break also brings with it a break in the routine, structure and predictability that goes along with the regular school day...

Book Review: Make Social Learning Stick!

I am so pleased to introduce you to a brand new book by Elizabeth A. Sautter, author of Whole Body Listening Larry at School, and Whole Body Listening Larry at Home. I am a big fan of the Whole Body Listening books so I was very excited to hear of Sautter’s newest...

Okanagan Family Autism Connection on ShawTV

Many thanks to ShawTV for their recent feature on the Okanagan Family Autism Connection and the upcoming Autism Speaks Walk that's happening this Sunday! Check out the video below and meet our Director, Deanna, and hear her heart behind this project.  
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Okanagan Family Autism Connection shared Autism Support Network of British Columbia's photo. ...

**UPDATE** FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT PHYSICALLY ATTEND THE EVENT Please note this presentation will be run as an online live webinar. It is open to everyone in British Columbia. The Zoom app is required information about Zoom and webinar login will be emailed to everyone that registers for this event. Louise Witt will co-present with Junior Behaviour Consultant Jennifer Vellenoweth from Semiahmoo Behaviour Analyst Inc. to discuss the journey from assessment through diagnosis and navigating the myriad of information that comes with an autism diagnosis. Louise is a social worker and parent of a child who has autism. She is a member of the Pacific Autism Family Center steering committee and an advocate in the autism community in BC. Jennifer has been delivering BI services since 2000 in home, school, and community settings and currently works as an intern on home programs. Jennifer was team leader for an ABA Teaching Home for three years before joining SBAI. For a complete bio and credentials please see, The focus of this presentation is on supporting parents to identify the components of an evidence based therapy program that will best suit their child, including evaluating and hiring service providers. Have a new diagnosis? Not sure if the therapy program your child is currently in is the right fit? This presentation is for you. This is a free event. PLEASE RSVP!

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HM Commercial Ride for Autism

September 10, 2017, 12:30pm - September 10, 2017, 11:00pm

Join us for the HM Commercial Ride for Autism in support of the Canucks Autism Network on Sunday, September 10th, 2017! REGISTER TODAY: This fun-filled day of cycling will start and end at Summerhill Pyramid Winery and take you through the orchards and wineries of the Okanagan, complete with team challenges and wine tastings. The event has four levels of participation including Expert, Intermediate, Beginner and Family. Whether you are 9 or 99, there is a level of participation just for you! After the ride, join us for a celebratory dinner catered by Urban Fare, where you can win prizes, and bid on fabulous items in the silent auction. Event proceeds will directly support Canucks Autism Network's sports and recreation programs for children and families living with autism here in Kelowna. Event Registration Fees: Registration includes race activities, complimentary wine tastings, and a post-ride dinner. (Note: Family Class Registration does not include wine tastings) Expert, Intermediate and Beginner Class Registration: $85 Family Class Registration - Beginner Class Route (up to four individuals - two adults and two children): $100 NOTE: Dinner is not included in the ride fee. Riders under 12: Free Dinner only: $30 (wait list only to ensure that all riders can be accomodated. Wait listed guest spaces will be notified and booked one week prior to the event date) IF you would like to be added to the Dinner wait list or you have registered as a family and would like to add dinner tickets to your ride, please email [email protected] Event Time: The race will take place between 1PM and 5PM followed by dinner from 5:30 - 9PM.

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