Autism 30

Newsletter #1: Oct 1, 2016


Newsletter # 1 (October 1st, 2016)
Welcome to the first newsletter from The Autism 30 Podcast team. We are very excited to share with you information that we received from our past guests. We want to keep you informed about the latest news, and developments from that autism community.

We have brand new podcasts on the 1st and 15th of every month for your listening enjoyment and education. You can also join our social media sites which include: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube. You can also listen and find us on iTunes. 
Talie “Live in love"


Special Olympic Activities

There are many wonderful events happening at Special Olympics British Columbia in the month of October. In Prince George, Nakusp, Cranbrook, Quesnel, Victoria, Vernon, Coquitlam and Burnaby from Sport Workshops and Competitions, Healthy Athletes Screening & Functional Testing, Bocce and Bowling Tournaments, and Aquatic Performance Camp they have fun activities for our community.
Check out their online calendar to see what is available near you.

Click here:

(Podcast dated: September 1st, 2015)



Inclusion BC Membership Meeting - Oct 1, 2016 

These are rights all people have. Voice your experiences, barriers, ideas and explore ways to activate people's rights with members of Inclusion BC:
  • Individuals, Families, Friends and Allies
  • Community Inclusion Organizations
  • Affiliate Organizations, such as Post-Secondary Institutions
  • Future members welcome!
We need you at the table as we develop fresh approaches on how to advance inclusion in BC.

​If you are interested in attending today click here:



PosAbility Laurel Support Services Workshops

PosAbilities and Laurel Support Services are offering two wonderful workshop: Connect with Peers and Triple P Stepping Stones. 

If you would like to participate and join, see the green and white flyers enclosed. 

(Podcast dated: March 1st, 2016)




Richmond Autism Parent Support 

Summer holidays are over and now RAPS has resumed having it's monthly meetings. Meetings take place the last Thursday of every month. 

If you would like to learn more about upcoming topics for their meeting on October 27th. Please visit: 

(Podcast dated: July 1st, 2016)


Meet Ms. Janet Walmsley and Ms. Jenny Story

If you would like to meet in person the lovely Ms. Janet Walmsley - author of “The Autistic Author and Animator, A Mother’s View of a Daughter’s Triumph” - and Ms. Jenny Story author of "Dysnomia", you can.
They will be signing their books at the following:
On Saturday October 22nd, from 1pm to 6pm at Chapters Book Store at Orchard Park Mall in Kelowna, BC.
Saturday November 17th from 1pm to 10 pm at Indigo Book Store on 810  Granville (the corner of Robson and Granville).          
There will be draw prizes and personalized books marks at both events. 

(Podcast dated: April 1st, 2nd, and 15th, 2016)


Annual Richmond Autism Resource Fair

The Richmond Interagency Committee is hosting its “Annual Richmond Autism Resource Fair” Saturday November 19th, 2016. Don’t forget to sign up for this incredible day of learning about what is available to you in the Autism Community in Richmond. It’s free to the public and pizza will be served. Click here to register:
(Podcast dated: September 1st, 2016)


Blazin' Soccer Dogs and Rain City Wolves have started their new season 

If you would like to be a part of a brilliant soccer team in a safe supported environment but don’t know where to go? Blazin Soccer Dogs and Rain Cities wolves is your answer! The soccer group that meets on Saturdays teaches more then soccer skills. They not only build self esteem but also allow it’s participants to create lasting friendships that may last a lifetime, and the parents that watch are able to connect with others who are like minded.

Location for the fall season is John Oliver High School in Vancouver (41st & Frazer). 

If you would like to take part click here:
(podcast dated: January 15th, 2016)


Abbe Gates is awared “The Medal of Good Citizenship from the Province of British Columbia”
The team at Autism 30 would once again like to congratulate Ms. Abbe Gates for being awarded, from the province of British Columbia, "The Medal of Good Citizenship Award!"

Very much deserved. She's truly amazing. A dedicated mother to not only her own children but to our community as well. She is a beautiful person inside and out.

Listen to her story of how her journey began and what she has accomplished with the determination of a mother.
(podcast dated: January 15th, 2016)


Lucas Gates and The Pacific Autism Center

Autism 30 would also like to congratulate Mr. Lucas Gates on his announcement that he was promoted in to the position of 
self-advocate advisory group at the new Pacific Autism Centre in Richmond.

He is looking forward to what the future holds!

(Podcast dated: January 1st, 2016)


Who do you feel is the most inspirational person with Autism?

We asked this question to our parent panel and we all had different answers. Would love to hear what you have to say.

Join our Facebook group to comment. Click here:

(Podcast dated: August 15th, 2016)

What are you ideas and thoughts

We here at Autism 30 are keen to hear your comments and reviews about our work. Click on the word contact on our webpage at to let us know. We really appreciate it. 

Quote of the month:

"I get satisfaction out of seeing stuff that makes real change in the real world. We need a lot more of that and a lot less abstract stuff."

Temple Grandin