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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
July 2023
August 2023

                                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

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