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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

Latest Blog Posts

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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If you missed Sarah Ward when she was here in Kelowna, this upcoming workshop will be live streamed. ...

Cutting Edge Strategies to Improve Executive Function Skills

May 3, 2018, 8:00am - May 4, 2018, 5:30pm

After a sold-out appearance last summer in Sidney on Vancouver Island, Sarah Ward, MS, CCC-SLP, is coming to Surrey to teach hands-on practical strategies to improve Executive Function skills. Whether you've seen Sarah Ward before, or this is all new, you're sure to walk away with practical strategies to help you better assist clients, students, or your own children, that you can implement immediately. Through demonstration and practice, you will learn how to teach students the following executive control skills: awareness; forethought; waiting and planning skills; shifting; pacing; flexibility; speed of information processing. Individuals with strong executive function skills stay a beat ahead. Strong executive function skills enable us to imagine and plan a "dry run" of the task in our mind before we begin to carry out the plan. When forethought guides children's actions, they can carry out tasks more successfully. Live stream: Watch and participate live by registering for web streaming. This event is only available to web streaming registrants in British Columbia. Visit our website for event details & registration: www.actcommunity.ca/education/act-events/sarahwardconf2018/

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