Events

Movie Night

This month’s movie choice is the 2018 film “Wild Rose” Wild Rose is a 2018 film, directed by Tom Harper, starring Jessie Buckley, Sophie Okonedo & Julie Walters. It follows Rose-Lynn, aspiring country singer & single mom, as she navigates obstacles & setbacks to find her values and life path. While we may not be would-be stars, we can all relate to the struggles involved in finding our own life’s journey! Watch the movie in advance on Netflix. See Trailer:…

Free

 

Parents Social Group

Topic : Safety and Well-being: Strategies and Tools for building their skills while managing our worries regarding both! Walk and Talk: Central Park, Burnaby, Meet at Patterson Skytrain Station

Free

 

Launch + Skills

Shane Lynch is our second speaker this season from the Sinneave Family Foundation in Calgary. Shane holds a PhD in Special Education, is a Registered Psychologist, and the Director of Professional Practice & Education at the Sinneave Family Foundation. Shane will be presenting Sinneave’s skills coaching program - Launch + Skills (L + S). On their website,  L + S is described as follows: “Launch + Skills is an individualized skills coaching program designed to help autistic individuals who are…

Free

 

Parents Social Group

Topic: Safety and Well-being: Strategies and Tools for building their skills while managing our worries regarding both!

Free

 

Audition all Tuesday, October 30th!

  Thirteenth Floor, a Vancouver-based rock band, is looking for additional members. The band is searching for a bass player, keyboard player, and female vocalist to round out their group. If you are an adult on the AutismSpectrum, musically talented and motivated, and looking to perform gigs, the band is interested in hearing from you. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, October 30th. Thirteenth Floor practices Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 9:00 at Yukon and 4th Avenue in Vancouver. Interested rock musicians…

 

Of Interest

Movie Night

This month’s movie choice is the 2019 sleeper hit film “The Peanut Butter Falcon” The Peanut Butter Falcon is a “dramedy”, written & directed by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz. The plot follows a young man with Down Syndrome, (Zack Gottsagen) who escapes from an assisted living facility and befriends a wayward fisherman on the run, (Shia LaBeouf). The two men bond as they try to elude the attempts of the social worker trying to track them. Lots of action…

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Parent Social Group

This is the Walk & Talk meeting of  SPS parents' social group . Please contact Francine at psg@squarepegsociety.ca if you would like to join.

Free

 

Adult Diagnosis

Growing adult populations in BC are being excluded from accessing supports and the understanding and acceptance that a formal autism diagnosis provides. Over the last two years, AutismBC has seen a 70% increase in the inquires about adult assessment and a 190% increase in inquires on the provision of other adult services. Currently, in BC, There is no publicly funded system for adult autism assessments. To see a psychiatrist a referral from a family doctor is required. However, waitlists to…

 

Parents Social Group

The focus of our parents' social group  this month will be "Creating Doable Goals" - please contact Francine  at psg@squarepegsociety.ca if you would like to join us.

 

Movie Night Autumn 2021

The first movie choice this fall is the 2018 film “Roma” Written & directed by Alfonso Cuaron, it follows the life of a livein housekeeper of a middle-class family, it is based upon Cuaron’s upbringing (1970-71) in the Colonia Roma neighbourhood of Mexico City. It became the first Mexican film to win for Best Foreign Language Film, winning also Best Cinematography and Best Director awards. Watch the movie in advance on Netflix: See Trailer here . Hosted by Casey Primus,…

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Parents Social Group walk n’ talk

Trout Lake Community Centre 3360 Victoria Drive, Vancouver Park in the main parking lot off of Victoria Dr. meet at the entrance to the Community Centre. email Francine to let her know that you will be joining us: psg@squarepegsociety.ca

 

Meeting: Autism Campus Training

Sarah Symonds of the Sinneave Family Foundation in Calgary was our first speaker of our 2021-22 meeting series. Sarah is the Online Program Facilitator at the Sinneave Family Foundation and a graduate of the University of Calgary's Psychology program. Sarah introduced us to Autism Campus Training, a self-directed online program written and developed for autistic post-secondary students by autistic graduates. This interesting initiative is intended to guide ASD students through all facets of life as they embark on this first…

 

Movie Night Summer!

In acknowledgment of the BCGovernment’s move to implement Accessibility Legislation, we will, in July & August, host two Zoom movie discussion nights on the theme of Access. Please register 24 hours before the events start: click here.   Hosted by: Vernaye Morgan, B. Social Work, UNBC, & TESL instructor, Aaron Michael, BA, Pol Sc, SFU, &SPS meeting facilitator Watch the movie in advance on Netflix or on YouTube: See Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdeyFwHxo2Q  

 

Movie Night Summer!

In acknowledgement of the BC Government’s move to implement Accessibility Legislation, we will, in July & August, host two Zoom movie discussion nights on the theme of Access. Hosted by: Vernaye Morgan, B. Social Work, UNBC, & TESL instructor, Aaron Michael, BA, Pol Sc, SFU, &SPS meeting facilitator The Fundamentals of Caring” is a quirky, humourous film about a young man who overcomes fear and cynicism, and opts to go on an adventure, despite the physical challenges that he faces.…

 

Leisure & Recreational Issues and Opportunities

We welcomed two speakers, Jad Brake & Shadi Hortamani. Our first speaker, Jad Brake, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, UBC, described his research on the communicative and sensory challenges that some ASD individuals experience that impede them in forming relationships. Our second speaker, Shadi Hortamani, Board-certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst, Canucks Autism Network. Shadi has 10 years of experience serving the autistic community, 3 at CAN, working on the Youth and Young Adult programs. She spoke on the benefits of participating…

 

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