SASS Meetings & Community Events


Calendar of Events Sept 2021 to June 2022 

September 21       Welcome back to another year of SASS!

October 19             Special Topic:  Autism Funding & Your Autism Team and Community
                                  Guest Speaker:  Kimberly Skillings, CYSN Social Worker Ministry of Children & Family Development

November 16        Special Topic:  Navigating Education Options & Maximizing Your Child's Success
                                 Guest Speaker: Linda Lamers, District Vice Principal Inclusive Education SD62 
                                 Guest Speaker: Veronika Kurucz, Inclusion Coach Inclusive Education SD62 
                                  Distribution of the Holiday Care & Craft Packages

December Community Events (No Meeting)            
                                 Sensory Santa Family Photos
- December Dates posted on SASS FB page
                                 Festival of Trees & Free Family Swim - Festival of Trees cancelled this year, however we have
                                 included Seaparc Family Passes in the Holiday Packages so you can skate or swim together!

NEW YEAR2022

January  18           Special Topic:  Navigating Home-Schooling Options with Your Child with ASD * via Zoom
                                Guest Speaker: Tania Stearns-Smith, Program Director of Blossoming at the Farm Society

February  15         Special Topic:  Sooke Options for After-School, Day & Summer Camp * via Zoom
                                Guest Speaker: SASS Executive & Parent Contribution

March  15              Special Topic: Speech Language Therapists: An Important Part of Your Child's Team   
                                Guest Speaker:  Vanessa Khu, R.SLP - Victoria Speech & Language Center Inc.

April Community Events for Autism Acceptance Month
                                 SASS Free Family Swim Event - Passes distributed in April 
                                 April 19 
Annual General Meeting (AGM) Required as a Non-Profit Society

May 14                  Annual Bottle Drive Fundraiser 10-2 pm under the Seaparc Sign

May 17                  An Introduction to the New Service Hub Model
                                Guest Speaker:  Kimberly Skillings, CYSN Social Worker Ministry of Children & Family Development

                   We are hoping to make a Sibshops available in Sooke this year along with other workshops
                   for children with ASD and their families.  Dates & topics to be announced.