SASS Meetings & Community Events
Monthly Meetings will run September through May with the exception of December and they are always on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 pm.
The meetings will have two key components: one is a special topic, which may result in a guest speaker and the other is a round-table discussion of what matters most to participating SASS members. These discussions will help define our future special topics and guest speakers.
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Last year our meetings were via ZOOM due to Covid but we hope to return to our in-person meetings this September and are exploring our meeting space options. Stay tuned for more information.
Calendar of Events Sept 2021 to June 2022 *** Tentative ***
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: SD62 &
Distribution of the Holiday Care & Craft Packages
December Sensory Santa Family Photos - Date to be Announced
Festival of Trees & Free Family Swim - Date to be Announced
New Year 2022
January 18 Special Topic: How an Occupational & Speech Therapist can Help Your Child
February 15 Special Topic: RDSPs and Financial/Estate Planning
March 15 Special Topic: Summer Camps & Activities for Children and Adults
Autism Awareness Month
April 15 SASS Autism Expo
April SASS Free Family Swim Event - Date TBA
April 19 Annual General Meeting as a Non-Profit Society
May 14 Annual Bottle Drive Fundraiser 10-2 pm under the Seaparc Sign
May 17 Special Topic: How to Transition from Youth to Adult
June 7 SASS Executive Meeting to plan for next year!
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.
Calendar of Events Sept 2020 to May 2021 (Last Year)
September 22 Welcome Back SASS! via Zoom
October 20 How to Support Your Child with ASD During COVID
Guest Speaker: Lexie Kosic, M.ED, BCBA of FIVE Behavioral & Education Services
November 17 What You Need to Know About Autism Funding & Building Your Team
Guest Speaker: Sheila Needs, CYSN Social Worker at the Ministry of Children & Family Development
December Festival of Trees & Free Family Swim - Cancelled due to COVID
Sensory Santa Photo Night - Cancelled due to COVID
Holiday Craft & Care Packages - Available first 2 weeks of December
January 19 Communication tips for Individuals with ASD
Guest Speaker: Deb Woodland, SLP
February 16 Understanding Speech Therapy & How it Helps Individuals with ASD,
Guest Speaker: Aryn Franklin R.SLP with Wild Seeds Speech, Language & Supported Learning Services
March 16 Getting Your Teen/Adult Prepared for Employment & Volunteering
Guest Speakers: Karina Zobolotny & Melissa MacEwan from CanAssist.
May 8 Annual Bottle Drive Fundraiser 10-2 pm under the Seaparc Sign
April 20 First ever Annual General Meeting as a Non-Profit Society