ASD Summer Jamboree & Teen Acting Program ~ Dr. Jacobsen Workshops all coming soon!

New ABA LC Workshops Presented by Dr. Suzanne Jacobsen

Introduction to Executive Function

Date: Monday June 5th, 2017
Time: 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: Pacific Autism Family Centre (3688 Cessna Drive, Richmond BC)
Cost: $25.00 per person

When Should You Tell Your Child He/She Has ASD?

Date: Monday June 19, 2017
Time: 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: Pacific Autism Family Centre (3688 Cessna Drive, Richmond BC)
Cost: $25.00 per person

Please find detailed information on our workshops page.


ASD Summer Jamboree Program!

Jamboree is an amazing opportunity for children on the Autism spectrum to gain experiences and engage in opportunities in a wide range of social and community skills. Certified BCBA’s/BCaBA’s run the program and all other program leaders have extensive experience in ABA, Verbal Behaviour and working with children with Autism.

For more information on the program please visit our website page ASD Summer Jamboree


Acting Antics Summer Teen Program

Acting Antics is a fun and inspiring program that provides the tools for developing social understanding in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).  A certified BCBA runs the program with an additional acting coach.

For more information on the program please visit our website page Youth Summer Camp for Teens.


Marina Day Fundraiser!

Date: Saturday May 27th 2017

Time: 9am – 3pm

Location: Shelter Island Marina 6911 Graybar Road Richmond, BC V6W 1H3

What we will be doing: Hosting a car wash by donation, bake sale, garage sale fundraising booth.

Group ABA Children’s Society (GABA CS) and ABA Learning Centre will be hosting a fundraising booth at Shelter Island Marina’s Customer Appreciation Day.  This annual event is organized by the Shelter Island Marina and Boatyard in Richmond.  The event will have a swap meet, free barbeque, raffles, silent auctions, a live band, beer gardens and more!
Our fundraising booth is part of the Dr. Suzanne Jacobsen Legacy Fund efforts.  All our proceeds will go towards GABA CS and its programs:  Fawkes Academy DL and GABA programs.


Annual ABA Learning Centre/GABA CS Picnic

Date: Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Time: 11am – 2pm

Location: Confederation Park (Site # 2) – 250 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby, BC, V5G 4H7

Our annual ABALC / GABA CS Summer Picnic is almost here.  This will be our 8Th year hosting this event and we look forward to seeing you each year.
We are going to have a Blast this year! There will be all sorts of games and fun activities for the kids.  We are also making magic on the grill preparing some delicious foods.

What to bring: We ask that each family bring a small dish (appetizers or desserts) that is NUT FREE with a list of ingredients contained in each dish(es) they bring.  This is done in an effort to care for those with food allergies and or special dietary restrictions. We always get a lot of food at this event so it is not necessary for families to bring a large amount of food.
ABA LC and GABA CS will be supplying the hot dogs (there will be a veggie option) condiments and other sources of deliciousness.
Please RSVP to Susan Smith and let her know how many of you and your loved ones will be attending.

Free Workshop November 28th in Squamish on Navigating the Maze of Autism Services

DATE: Monday November 28th, 2016
TIME: 5:30pm to 8:00pm
LOCATION: Squamish Public Library (Multi Purpose Room), 37907 2nd avenue Squamish, B.C.
COST: Free

For more details click here:

We have a new Burnaby location for school this fall!

Our Fawkes Burnaby school is NOW OPEN!  GABA Burnaby is scheduled to open October 2016.  The location is: #103-4181 Hastings Street
Burnaby, BC, V5C 2J3


More information here.

Dr. Suzanne Jacobsen’s Autobiography on Her Family’s Journey Advocating Her Son Just Released!

Dr. Suzanne Jacobsen’s autobiography/biography on her family’s journey advocating for her son has just been released!  Must read!  Find it here

An eBook versions is also available.

ABALC translates the ABLLS-R into Chinese!

ablls r chineseABALC Program Supervisor, Bella Chan, has been working with Dr. James Partington to translate the ABLLS-R into Simplified and Traditional Chinese. Dr. Partington visited ABALC in April to review the translation, visit our programs, and do a presentation for families of children with autism.