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 at Seaparc in the Boardroom.
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.
Calendar of Events Sept 2022 to June 2023
Sept. 20 2022 Welcome Back & Meet the Sooke MFCD Case Worker & Update on New Service Model Hub
Guest Speaker: Kimberly Skillings, CYSN Social Worker Ministry of Children & Family Development
Oct. 18 2022 Behavioral Challenges & Working with an Occupational Therapist (OT)
Guest Speaker: Fran Bitonti, Occupational Therapist SD62
Nov. 15 2022 Navigating Education & 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
Nov. 22 2022 Festival of Trees Family Event
Come help us decorate the SASS-sponsored Tree at the Festival of Trees at Seaparc from 6 - 8 pm
Music, Food & Ornament-making onsite available by Searparc & the Sooke Lions
Also, enjoy a swim or skate compliments of SASS!
December Community Events (No Meeting)
Sensory Santa Family Photos - December 9th 2022
Jan. 17 2023 Understanding Assessments & "Free to Me" Give Away Night!
Guest Speaker: Meris Hopkins, M.A. Behavioural Consultant - Blossom Behaviour Services
Guest Speaker: Shara Yule, Behavioural Interventionist - Blossom Behaviour Services
Feb. 21 2023 Financial & Estate Planning Needs for Special Needs Family
Guest Speaker: Vicki Cook, Financial Advisor - Echelon Wealth Partners
Mar. 21 2023 Getting Your Teen/Adult Prepared for Employment & Volunteering
Guest Speaker: Karina Zobolotny, TeenWork Manager CanAssist
Guest Speaker: Melissa MacEwan, TeenWork Job Coach at CanAssist
April 2023 AUTISM ACCEPTANCE MONTH
SASS Autism Expo
SASS Free Family Swim Event
April 18 Annual General Meeting (AGM)
May 6 2023 Annual Bottle Drive Fundraiser 10-2 pm under the Seaparc Sign
May 16 2023 TBA based on Member Needs & Requests
Guest Speaker: TBD
June 2023 Summer Break for SASS Members & Planning Time for the SASS Executive
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 Meetings & Events Sept 2021- June 2022
Calendar of Meetings & Events Sept 2020- June 2021