Autism 30

Organizations

Vancouver Asperger & Autism Union with Allie

February 1, 2018

Who is Allie? This history of the Vancouver Asperger & Autism Union (The AU). The philosophy of the AU. The greatest gift that the AU offers society. What she loves about it. Understanding stimming. “Get it”. How the Union helped Allie. Her diagnosis story and when to disclose. Accommodations. How have things changed for her at 18 years old. Anxiety and autism. What she would like to see in society. Numbers. Who’s welcome. When and where are meetings. Duration. Speakers and topics. Ways that the AU is different. Events. Social media. Advice for others wanting to start a group of their own. Special interests.

Vancouver Asperger & Autism Union
Mosaic, 5575 Boundary Road, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V5R 2P9

Website: www.meetup.com/aspies
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/VancouverAspergers

Focus Professional Services, Inc. With Carol Simpson

January 15, 2018

Who is Carol Simpson? The history of Focus Professional Services Inc. Why she created the company. The Company manifesto. What they do. Neurodiversity consulting. Why language is so important. Their business model. Different levels explained. How the companies benefit. Focus on strengths. Ableism explained and how they are working to combat it. Why our community can excel. Preconceived ideas eradicated “myths”. Manual software testing. Data Cleansing and Migration. Automated testing, etc. Where is the focus for business? Neurodiversity in the workplace and training. Transition of knowledge. Support offered. How to apply and prerequisites needed. The interview process and testing. Employment readiness. Biggest challenges. Her success stories. The continuum of being a human being. Gratitude, grace and Advocacy. Autism in her own words.

Focus Professional Services Inc.
514 - 409 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6C 1T2

Website: www.focusps.ca
Phone: 604-620-0140
Email: [email protected]

Autism Canada with Laurie Mawlam

November 15, 2017

Who is Executive Director Laurie Mawlam? This history of Autism Canada. The philosophy. National initiatives, programs, and events calendar. Inclusivity. Conferences. Accessibility for ALL areas of Canada. Autism Junction and information it provides. Screening tools. Knowledge is power and why it’s important to know the signs. 350 pages (and counting) of resources in both French in English. Social media accessibility. Their vast Video library and what it entails. Physician handbook. Words matter guide. Why words matter. The importance of national awareness and how they facilitate it. Research information and the importance of keeping current. How to sign up for their conferences and newsletters. How the public can help. How ASD members (Community Members) can participate. Bilingual ASD (Community Members) groups and sites. Chantale’s words. Awards and accreditations! What she loves about her work. Autism in her own words.

Autism Canada
PO Box 366, Bothwell, Ontario, Canada, N0P 1C0

Contact Details
Telephone: 519-695-5858
Toll Free: 1-866-476-8440
Website: autismcanada.org
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/autismcanada
Facebook: www.facebook.com/autismcanada
Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/AutismCanada
Vimeo: vimeo.com/autismcanada/albums
Pinterest: www.pinterest.ca/autismcanada/autism-canada
Instagram: www.instagram.com/autismcanada

EmploymentWorks Canada Program

September 15, 2017

Who is SF Walker and Rebecca Farnell. The history and philosophy of the EmploymentWorks Canada Program. Who is the program for, and it’s duration. What takes place during sessions and skills taught. Why it is important for our ASD community, and job statistics. Job sampling. Communication and self-reflection. Skills: who am I, stress, bullying, disclosure, boss vs. co-worker, professionalism, time management, goal setting, resume building, and community interaction. Post program support. Weekly employment group. Teacher student ratio. Program schedule. Cost. What they love about their work. What they want the world to know about autism.

EmploymentWorks Canada
3688 Cessna Drive, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, V7B 1C7

Website: pacificautismfamily.com/adult-employment-programs
Phone: 604-207-1980

Email:

Rebecca Farnell, Program Coordinator: [email protected]
SF Walker, Program Facilitator: [email protected]
Sita Sahasrabudhe, Program Facilitator: [email protected]
Facebook: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100017675802526

Square Peg Society with Joette Heuft

May 1, 2017

Who is Executive Director Joette Heuft? Square Peg Society, history and purpose explained. Importance of helping young ASD adults. Why it was started. ASD statistics. Importance of peers and programs. What is offered to families. Being a force and a united community. How the tide is turning. Advocacy. Who is welcome. Social events, opportunity, and meetings. Courses offered. Benefits. Support offered. Goals and plans for our community. What she loves about her role. What she would love the world to know about autism.

Meeting Address:

Square Peg Society
5064 Kingsway, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V5H 2E7
(Van City Board Room)

Website: www.squarepegsociety.ca
Joette Heuft (President) email: [email protected]
Louvain Chalmers (Vice-President) email: [email protected]

Autism BC

April 15, 2017

Who are Mr. Andrew Pinfold and Ms. Lindy Chau. The history of Autism BC. Services offered. Ages served. Information and referral services. Community support groups. Social outreach events. Educational events and BI consultant explained. Launch into life series. Summer reimbursement. Ticket giveaways. Concern cards. Autism awareness. Summer camps. Information officers. Costs. Funding. Success stories. Biggest stresses. Inclusivity of our society. Concerns of parents. Multilingual staff. Autism in their own words.

RICHMOND HEAD OFFICE
3688 Cessna Drive, Richmond, British Columbia, V6B 1C7
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 604-434-0880 | Toll-free: 1-888-437-0880

PRINCE GEORGE
1685 3rd Avenue, Suite 201, Prince George, British Columbia, V2L 3G5
Contact: Corey Walker
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 250-961-7620

KELOWNA
Contact: Lisa Watson
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 250-212-4075

NANAIMO
Contact: Teresa Everitt
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 250-751-9278

Autism 30 Pacific Autism Family Network “PAFN”
(Part 2)

Apr 2, 2017

Programs being offered. Helping single mothers. Collaboration with the community and self-advocates. Annual events. Memberships. Philosophy of PAFN. Brining the best of the best together and offering support. The amazing architectural features and how it addresses the needs of our community members. Beautiful and thoughtful artwork and design. PAFN logo explained. The autism community consulted. Everyone is welcome. Autism research. Stop talking and start doing. Seizures, epilepsy and autism. The medical community involvement. Giving credit to instrumental people. Spokes explained. “One phone number, one place to start.” Future plans of PAFN. “The Hub” for British Columbia and Canada. What they love about their work. Their hopes and goals for their charity. Autism in their own words.

Pacific Autism Family Network
3688 Cessna Drive, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, V7C 1C7

Telephone: (604) 207-1980
Email: [email protected]

Website: www.pacificautismfamily.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Pacific-Autism-Family-Network-111817215502172
Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCDx4g2ZqH7GGZDlEXluGH9A
Instagram: www.instagram.com/pacificautism
Twitter: www.twitter.com/pacificautism
Mr. Sergio Cocchia: @sergiococchia / www.twitter.com/sergiococchia
Mrs. Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia: @absolute_wendy / www.twitter.com/absolute_wendy

Autism 30 Pacific Autism Family Network “PAFN”
(Part 1)

Apr 1, 2017

Mr. Sergio Cocchia O.B.C LL.D. (Hon) and Mrs. Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia O.B.C LL.D. (Hon). Their autism journey. Challenges in the autism community. Addressing issues that arise for families. Helpful tools for parents. Addressing autism through the lifespan. Accessing autism services in remote areas. Giving hope and information. Working with the government. Connecting with other families. Family first. Knowledge is key. The key to their successful union. PAFN is for more then just autism. Changes needed in our “village” the greatest country on Earth. How and why PAFN started. Addressing families needs. 3 Core things addressed. Amazing people joining PAFN. Hub and spoke. Magnificent donors and partners named. Funding still needed. What PAFN offers. Their daughter's contribution and charity. Brilliant programs arriving soon.

Pacific Autism Family Network
3688 Cessna Drive, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, V7C 1C7

Telephone: (604) 207-1980
Email: [email protected]

Website: www.pacificautismfamily.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Pacific-Autism-Family-Network-111817215502172
Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCDx4g2ZqH7GGZDlEXluGH9A
Instagram: www.instagram.com/pacificautism
Twitter: www.twitter.com/pacificautism
Mr. Sergio Cocchia: @sergiococchia / www.twitter.com/sergiococchia
Mrs. Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia: @absolute_wendy / www.twitter.com/absolute_wendy

Mr. Bosang Lee from Here and Now Community Society

October 15, 2016

Who is Mr. Bosang Lee? Cultural differences between Korea and Canada regarding autism? Why is acceptance so important. Why it’s important for families to work together and can they get even closer after diagnosis. Why playing the “blame game” doesn’t help anyone. The importance of asking for help. How he planned for his child’s future. How he’s helping the Korean society in British Columbia. What is Here and Now Community Society? What he loves about his role about being Executive Director. Why parents should contact his organization and ask for his advice. What surprised him about autism. Why it is important to integrate into society. What he learned about himself through this journey. His counsel to others. Autism in his own words.

Here and Now Community Society
Executive Director: Mr. Bosang Lee
Website: www.hereandnowca.org
Phone: 778-866-8013
Email: [email protected]

Richmond Autism Interagency Committee with Pam Collins

Sept 1, 2016

The history of the Richmond Autism Interagency Committee, its philosophy and mandate. Types of information shared with parents and the community. What is the Annual Fair and what happens during this wonderful one-day event. Benefits of going to the fair. Time and location of the event. Fair registration for the general public and companies wanting to participate. Cost. Types of discussions and presentations that take place. What she loves about her work. Autism in her own words.

Richmond Autism Interagency Committee
Unit 170-7000 Minoru Blvd., Richmond, British Columbia Canada, V6Y 3Z5
Webpage: www.autismrichmond.com/contact-us.html
Email: [email protected]

Annual Richmond Autism Resource Fair
Saturday, November 19th, 2016
Time: 9am to 1pm McMath Secondary School
4251 Garry Street, Richmond, British Columbia Canada, V7E 2T9

Click here to view the fair flyer

RAPS (Richmond Autism Parents Support)

Jul 1, 2016

The history of RAPS (Richmond Autism Parents Support). People welcome at meetings. When and how often do meetings take place? What happens when you are there? Meeting of the minds. Special guest speakers and talks that can take place. Participant anonymity, confidentiality, and group safe haven. Benefits of attending. What Tara and Pam would like you to know about autism.

Meeting location:
#210-3671 Chatham Street, Richmond, British Columbia Canada, V7E 2Z1

Website: www.rapsupport.org
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: facebook.com/RichmondAutismParents

Laurel Behaviour Support Services, Ms. Leilani Llacuna (Assistant Clinical Manager)

March 1, 2016

The history of Laurel. Services offered and their approach to providing them. ABA. Triple P Stepping Stone Positive Parenting Program. EIBI Program. Autism Curriculum Encyclopaedia (ACE). RASP list. Behaviour consultation and locations. Funding. How long does the process take? Training and workshops. Building community capacity. Success stories. What Ms. Leilani Llacuna loves about her work, and changes she’d like to see. Commons stresses. Educating the educators. Parents concerns. Staff and their qualifications. Autism in her own words.

Laurel Behaviour Support Services (PosAbilities Association of BC)
Address: Suite 240-4664 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby,
British Columbia, Canada V5C 5T5
Phone: 778-945-1435
Website: www.laurelbc.ca
Email: [email protected]

PosAbilities Association of BC (Ms. Monique Nelson: Director of Community Engagement)

February 15, 2016

The history, philosophy and benefits of PosAbilities. What is person centered thinking. The Rights of a person with disability in British Columbia and Canada and why it’s important to know. Ages served and programs offered. Transitioning, employment, and home living. Areas served and funding explained. Recommended application dates. Workshops offered. Connection to community. Success stories. Autism in Monique’s own words.

PosAbilities Association of BC
Address: Suite 240-4664 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby,
British Columbia, Canada V5C 5T5
Phone: 604-299-4001
Website: posabilities.ca
Email: [email protected]

BC Centre for Ability

Dec 1, 2015

Who is Ms. Alison Brook? What is BC Centre for Ability? What is the early intervention therapy program? Their geographical area serviced and philosophy. The different programs offered. How to apply for services. The different types of therapists and their roles. Different workshops offered. What she loves about her work. Autism in her own words.

Early Intervention Therapy Program
BC Centre for Ability Association
Address: 2805 Kingsway Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V5R 5H9
Phone: 604-630-3011
Website: www.centreforability.bc.ca
Email: [email protected]

Richmond Society For Community Living

Nov 15, 2015

Who is Ms. Carrie McLellan-Haqq and what is Richmond Society For Community Living (RSCL)? Their philosophy, various branches, and programs. How to apply for services. What happens once the application is accepted. Minimum and maximum ages. Funding and cost. Annual events coordinated by RSCL. Success stories. Strengths and benefits of the program. Autism in her own words.

Richmond Society For Community Living
Address: 170 - 7000 Minoru Blvd, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, V6Y 3Z5
Phone: 604-279-7040
Website: www.rscl.org
Email: [email protected]