NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ALL SOCIAL SKILLS GROUPS RUNNING SPRING 2018. REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR WORKSHOPS IN MARCH/APRIL 2018

Spring 2018 Social Groups!

THINK SMART! For Ages 10 to 14

This fun 18-week group will target a variety of skills under the umbrella of Executive Functioning (EF).  The program is run by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (runs twice weekly).

Topics addressed include:

Strategies for Organization

• Impulse Control
• Time Management
• Goal Setting
• Problem Solving

Reading Comprehension:

  • Finding the Main Idea
  • Making Inferences
  • Drawing Conclusions
  • Summarizing

Starts in JANUARY 2018!  For more information please visit our website page for Think Smart

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TEACH ME TO BE SOCIAL! For Ages 4 to 6

This 9-week social group is aimed at teaching introductory social skills to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Curriculum is based in part on work by Michelle Garcia Winner (Social Thinking).  The program is run by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and includes parent involvement sessions.

Starts in September!  For more information please visit our website page for Teach Me To Be Social!

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CHILDREN’S FRIENDSHIP TRAINING For Grades 2 to 6

Children’s Friendship Training is an evidence-based social skills program for children who have a hard time developing and maintaining friendships.  This 12-week program sets itself apart from other social programs by including and empowering parents through the teaching process.  During 1-hour sessions, it covers topics that will help children make and keep friends by teaching concrete skills with specific steps.

Starts in September!  For more information please visit our website page for Children’s Friendship Training

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PEERS FOR TEENS Grades 7 – 12

PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) is a 14-week social skills program that teaches middle and high school students, with high functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome, to make and keep friends.

Starts in September!  For more information please visit our website page for Peers For Teens

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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

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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.

Archived News

New ABA LC Workshops Presented by Dr. Suzanne Jacobsen

Introduction to Executive Function

Date: EVENT COMPLETED. Video will be available on the web in SPRING 2018
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: EVENT COMPLETED. Video will be available on the web in SPRING 2018
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.

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Marina Day Fundraiser!

Date: Saturday May 26th 2018

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.

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Annual ABA Learning Centre/GABA CS Picnic

Date: Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

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 abalcoffice@abacentre.ca and let her know how many of you and your loved ones will be attending.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!!!

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