Autism 30

Newsletter #8: May 2017


Autism 30 May 2017 Newsletter
With the added sunshine, and the days becoming longer, I’m reminded of how the upcoming summer holiday is fast approaching. For many of us who have children in school this means creating another home schedule and bracing for the transition. I’m always inspired by dedicated and loving parents who spend much time ensuring that the transitions are more palatable for their children. I hope that your preparations are going well.
This upcoming month I have the privilege of speaking with a fantastic father and Head Coach Mr. Fred Bonn of Challenger Baseball June 1st. He is doing great work with our children creating a sports team filled with joy that many typical teams can envy. Everyone leaves the games having had a blast playing the game, being part of a team, and they even learn new skills.
Community Member Wes and his lovely mother Laurie sit down with us and talk about their journey and thoughts about autism on June 15th. This wonderful mother and son duo are surely not to be missed.
We also want to remind you that we will be recording, fan favourite, Parent Talk soon and need your questions. You can send them in by going to the webpage and click the word contact. Kathy, Tina and I always look forward to hearing from you and love answering.
 “Live in Love”


PAFN Events in May

These are some on the wonderful events that are happening at PAFN in the month of May. If you are interested please call PAFN.

PAFN Connections Young Adults Social Group
Thu, 18 May, 18:00 – 21:00
For teens and young adults: Open hang out including video games, arcade games, pizza and more RSVP: [email protected]
PAFN Employment Club
When Fri, 19 May and June 2nd, 10:00 – 12:00
DescriptionCome network and meet with other individuals on the spectrum looking for work. Hear about employment programs and supports, share job finding tips and support each other in your employment journey! Please RSVP to [email protected]com
Science Alive Camps
When Saturday, 27 May 2017
Description: More info coming soon.
PAFN Pokemon Club
When Thu, 1 June, 18:00 – 21:00
DescriptionAll ages Pokemon Club. Activities include card trading, video gaming and other Pokemon awesomeness. For questions and to RSVP, please contact [email protected]
All events are happening at: PAFN’s Goodlife Fitness Hub 3688 Cessna Dr, Richmond, BC V7B, Canada 

​(Podcast dated: April 1st & 2nd, 2017)


Autism BC Events

AutismBC is excited to be hosting another ‘Learn with Apple’ morning in their Metrotown store on Sunday, May 28th.From 9am –11am the store will only be open to AutismBC members, so families and individuals who use Apple technology and/or would like to learn more can access the store in a quieter, more relaxed environment.

See below for another great event, see image below! "Science Alive @ PAFN

​(Podcast dated: April 15th, 2017)



Square Peg Society Events

​Square Peg Society is having a meeting this Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 7-9pm. The title is “BETWEEN TWO WORLDS” The location of is: South Burnaby Branch 5064 Kingsway, Burnaby.
Talking points will be: "Trying to ignore the differences in Asperger Syndrome or fit people into inappropriate services does not promote a healthy sense of inclusion."
“Taking Responsibility: Good Practice Guidelines for Services for Adults with Asperger Syndrome, The National Autistic Society, U.K. During this meeting, we will focus on ways to alter the trajectory of those ASD individuals who feel caught between the world of Neuro-typicals and the world of Disabilities”.
If you are interested in going please contact: [email protected]
​(Podcast dated: May 1st, 2017)


InGIRLSCLUB is having 2 specials outings and activities coming up:
A Picnic on Sunday May 28th and a Cookie decorating party on Thursday June 8th!

​If you want to join and be a part of this groundbreaking girls group please contact Vicky Ryan at: [email protected]   
(Podcast dated: May 15th, 2017)


Quote of the month:

“Behavior is communication. Change the environment and behaviors will change,”
By: Lana David

(Lana David founded Autism Unites (former Dance Into Unity, Inc.) in 2007 as a non-profit organization with the mission to raise autism awareness and to provide grass roots help to individuals and families who live with autism).