Autism 30

Newsletter #13: October 2017


Autism 30 October 2017 Newsletter
As the leaves fall from the trees I’m reminded of our community members, all individual beautiful works of art who all have their own path to go. When some generalize about what autism is based on a single standardized list, and only one person they’ve met who has autism, there is a “miseducation” that happens. They do not understand that all are different and need individualized care, have different requirements and wants, and may or may not have an accompanied diagnosis such as savant syndrome.
As fall is upon us let us all rise up and take a moment to educate ourselves and others about autism. With the latest developments in research we all have more to learn, and it’s always an eye opener to listen to community members who have lived their own paths that all have a wide variety of experiences and lessons to teach us.
The one belief I’m certain of is that all community members with autism are people who enrich the lives of those whose hearts are open to receiving their gifts. My son is not only the greatest love that I’ve ever felt he is the one who has taught me about the world and myself. Learning about who he is in all aspects is the most intensive, important and soul changing education I’ve ever received. He’s only one too. Imagine what we could learn….
“If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism”
What is the most interesting thing you’ve learned about autism? Write us and let us know on our website on and click the word “Contact.”
 “Live in Love”


EmploymentWorks Canada Program

If you would like to sign up for ​the next course with EmploymentWorks Canada Program, they are accepting applicants. Please contact them.  

The next course dates are: October 23 2017 to January 23 2018.
(podcast dated: September 15th, 2017)


PosAbility Events
PosAbility has 2 great events happening this month. See below!
(Podcast dated: February 15th, 2016)




PAFN Events in October

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

Mayday Club Youth Choir
When Wed, 4 October & Nov 1, 18:30 – 20:00
Do you know a child, teen, or young adult who loves to sing or dance, and would benefit from meeting an empathetic and team-minded peer group, but struggles in social settings? Who would enjoy being mentored by like-minded young adults, and being part of an award-winning performance crew? The Mayday Club Youth Choir for Neurodiversity is now accepting applicants of all ability levels, between the ages of 5 and 30, to be part of our choral singing and hip-hop dancing performance crew for 2017 / 2018. Train under some amazing instructors, make friends, and tour the province to build confidence, and advocate for a cause you believe in! Visit us online at To apply, fill out our online application form, which can be found here:
Gaming Club
When Thu, 5 October & Nov 2, 18:00 – 21:00
Gaming Club is an inclusive club for teens and young adults with diverse abilities. Games rated E10 and under only please. $5.00 donation requested. WHO: 15-29 year olds DATE: 1st Thursday of every month TIME: 6-9 PM Please call 604-207-1980 for more information!
PAFN Employment Club
When Fri, 6 & 13 & 20 & 27 October, 10:00 – 12:00
Come 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

Happy Potter Club
When Sat 7 & 21 October 13:00-16:00
Harry Potter Club will meet in the Library at the GoodLife Fitness Family Autism Hub every other Saturday from 1pm-4pm. All ages are welcome to attend! For more info, please call 604 207 1980.

Connections: A Young Adult Social Club
When Thu, 19 October, 18:00 – 21:00
Come hang out in our lifeskills lounge, play games, watch Netflix, eat pizza and make friends! Ages 15-29 Meets once a month on every 3rd Thursday of the month. $5 Donation Suggested. For more information or to RSVP, please call our front desk team at 604.207.1980.
BC-ABA Conference
When Fri, 20 October, 08:00 – 18:00
Analysis (BC-ABA) aims to connect and support Applied Behaviour Analysis practitioners in the vast province of British Columbia and act as a the liaison with and affiliate of the Association for Behaviour Analysis International (ABAI). They function to disseminate information about behaviour analysis, as well as to work towards regulation of behaviour analysis practitioners in British Columbia.

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


If you would like to sign up for the workshop above click on the image and follow the link. 


Autism BC October Events

14th OCTOBER Saturday
FULLY BOOKED - MORE EVENTS COMING SOON. AutismBC Goes was created to make outings and social activities a great experience for families and Individuals affected by ASD. In providing a safe and fun environment, we ensure a joyous day where adults and children can be themselves.

15th OCTOBER Sunday
From 10am – 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. 
19th OCTOBER Thursday
The Launch Program was developed to help families prepare for and respond to key life transitions, and to guide the journey from adolescence to adulthood.

​21st OCTOBER Saturday
Two-day training workshop on the implementation of autism behaviour planning. Covering core topics such as functions of behavior, prompting techniques, prompting and prompt-fading strategies, plus more much. Led by qualified Behavior Consultant - Julee Bassetto.

22nd OCTOBER Sunday
AutismBC Goes was created to make outings and social activities a great experience for families and Individuals affected by ASD. In providing a safe and fun environment, we ensure a joyous day where adults and children can be themselves.
​(Podcast dated: April 15th, 2017)
Events in October for inGIRLSCLUB

LM GC - Slumber/PJ Party: Movie Night
Thursday, October 12, 2017
6:00pm  7:30pm
Come to our "sleep over" where you don't sleep --- a movie, popcorn, PJs, and friends... all the good stuff about a sleep over 

Okanagan GC - Halloween Party!
Sunday, October 15, 2017
11:30am  1:30pm
Join us for our GIRLS CLUB event! Details to be announced closer to the date. Location: NONA (

LM GC - Pumpkin Patch
Sunday, October 29, 2017
12:00pm  2:00pm
A visit to the pumpkin patch! Hayrides, music, pumpkins and more! 
Please contact them for more information to these wonderful activities! 

(Podcasted dated: May 15th, 2017)



Quote of the month:

"It takes a village to raise a child. It takes a child with autism to raise the consciousness of the village."

By: Coach Elaine Hall