Events

Movie Night Spring 2022!

Punch-Drunk Love (2002) Watch in advance, but download ad-blocker to view it ad-free: https://www.ctv.ca/movies/punch-drunk-love Barry Egan (Adam Sandler) is having a tough time – starting his novelty toilet-plunger business! But his weird sister keeps trying to match him up with a whimsical, British woman (Emily Watson), and a group of phone scammers (led by Philip Seymour Hoffman) who try to extort him. How does a frequent-flyer miles loophole, a metric ton of pudding, and demolishing a bathroom with your bare…

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Motivation: Fueling the Invisible Fire

Shane Lynch, PhD, Special Education & Registered Psychologist is the Director of Innovation and Evaluation at the Sinneave Family Foundation in Calgary, Alberta This meeting will be a deep dive into Motivation: What is it? How does “having it” (or not!) impact our ability to determine or achieve our goals? Is it enhanced or inhibited by factors within ourselves (sleep, diet, or exercise), or by factors in our environments (season, weather, time of day, distractions around us)? We will look…

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Monthly Online Conversation Group

Different threads woven together can make a whole, strong cloth. A Monthly online conversation group for ASD adults, 18+ years old. Many autistic people have spent much of their lives feeling “different”. This group is an evening to share our past experiences & present realities – similar or different, and to celebrate our uniqueness together as we build strength & resilience for our futures. Hosted by Julia Mitchell, ASD adult, empathetic listener & curious about autism & autistic people. Bring…

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Parent Social Group: Talk on Zoom

Are you feeling isolated or burned out? Are you interested in meeting to exchange ideas & experiences? You are not alone! Join us! Topic: Strategies for re-setting unrealistic expectations & fostering self-esteem. Based on psychologist Sharon Saline’s  Blog on this subject

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Movie Night

This month’s movie is “Spirited Away” An animated, Academy Award winning film from acclaimed Japanese director, Hayao Miyazaki – watch free, in advance, on Netflix! Ten-year-old Chihiro (Daveigh Chase) moves with her parents, to a new home in the Japanese countryside. After taking a wrong turn down a wooded path, Chihiro and her parents discover an amusement park with a stall containing an assortment of food. Chihiro’s parents begin eating and then, to her surprise, transform into pigs. In this…

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Parent Social Group: Walk & Talk

Are you feeling isolated or burned out? Are you interested in meeting to exchange ideas & experiences? You are not alone! Join us for a Walk! Meet at the viewpoint at the entrance to the Bloedel Conservatory, 4600 Cambie, QE Park, Van, Vancouver Topic : Communication With us and how our adult kids engage with others.

Free

 

Monthly Online Conversation Group

Different threads woven together can make a whole, strong cloth. This is a monthly online conversation group for ASD adults, 18+ years old. Many autistic people have spent much of their lives feeling “different”. This group is an opportunity to explore & build common bonds. It is an evening to share our past experiences & present realities – similar or different, and to celebrate our uniqueness together as we build strength & resilience for our futures. Hosted by Julia Mitchell,…

Free

 

Peers with posAbilities

A social skills program designed to bring young adults (ages 18-35) together to connect and build friendships. The PEERS® curriculum is evidence-based and focuses on teaching friendship skills, important social behaviors, and dating etiquette. Wednesdays, April 13-July 27, free. For information on eligibility click here. To register complete our pre-screen information form here: www.laurelbc.ca/cwp-2022

 

Of Interest

Parent Social Group: Talk on Zoom

Are you feeling isolated or burned out? Are you interested in meeting to exchange ideas & experiences? You are not alone! Join us! Topic: Nan Stevens reads excerpts from her book: Mothers’ gifts: Best practices for supporting children with exceptional needs Twenty stories of mothers navigating systemic barriers & biases.

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nPower Canada: Employment Training Programs

NPower Canada is now accepting applications for their next intake in May 2022. As well, they would like to share details with us of their new entry level training – Google UX Design. And finally, for entry to some programs, the age limit cap has been removed to include those over 30. Join us to hear all the details! NPower Canada programs provide participants with free in-demand digital and professional skills training, and connects them to new and rewarding career…

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Live Webinar on April 6, Start with ‘Hello’ : How to Reduce Social Anxiety and Foster Connections

EXPERT: Sharon Saline, Psy.D. DATE & TIME: Wednesday, April 6 @ 1pm U.S. Eastern Time  (12pm CT; 11am MT; 10am PT)  |  Find it in your time zone > This webinar will be recorded. Register now and we'll reserve you a spot (even if you can't attend live) AND email you the replay link » Many adults with ADHD struggle with fears of embarrassment, rejection, or criticism and hold back from participating in the relationships they truly desire. In this webinar, Dr. Sharon Saline…

 

Of Interest

Learn to Run + Fitness Training Workshop

Kris Hildebrand, an award-winning coach of Exceleration & Multisport clubs, will work with you, whatever your current level of fitness. The aim of this program is to get you moving, and to have fun. Set yourself the achievable goal of completing this 11-week program! What: An 11-week Fitness Training Where: 700 Templeton Dr, Vancouver When: Sundays, 3-4pm, Apr 3 – Jun 26, 2022, (no class Apr 17 or Jun 19) Cost: $100, $50 bonus for completing 10/11 sessions- Don’t come…

 

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Movie Night

Movie Night Winter 2022! Not one, but two! Tron & Tron: Legacy Watch free, in advance, on Disney Plus Tron is a 1982 American science fiction action-adventure film written and directed by Steven Lisberger. The film stars Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn, a computer programmer and video game developer who is transported inside the software world of a mainframe computer where he interacts with programs in his attempt to escape. Tron: Legacy is a sequel to the 1982 film Tron, also directed by Steven Lisberger.  Again,  Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner return to reprise their roles as…

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Parent Social Group: Walk & Talk

Are you feeling isolated or burned out? Are you interested in meeting to exchange ideas & experiences? You are not alone! Join us for a River Walk! Meet at Romer’s Burger Bar, 8683 Kerr St, Vancouver Topic : Communication With us and how our adult kids engage with others.  

Free

 

Parent Social Group: Talk on Zoom

Are you feeling isolated or burned out? Are you interested in meeting to exchange ideas & experiences? You are not alone! Join us! Topic: Communication With us and how our adult kids engage with others.

Free

 

Monthly Online Conversation Group

This is a monthly online conversation group for ASD adults, 18+ years old. Many autistic people have spent much of their lives feeling “different”. This group is an opportunity to explore & build common bonds. It is an evening to share our past experiences & present realities – similar or different, and to celebrate our uniqueness together as we build strength & resilience for our futures. Hosted by Julia Mitchell, ASD adult, empathetic listener & curious about autism & autistic…

Free

 

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