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.

Click the STAR for a printable calendar!

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: Linda Lamers, District Vice Principal Inclusive Education SD62 
                                 Guest Speaker: Veronika Kurucz, Inclusion Coach Inclusive Education
                                  Distribution of the Holiday Care & Craft Packages

December             Sensory Santa Family Photos - Date to be Announced
                                 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 Year 2022

January  18           Special Topic:  How an Occupational & Speech Therapist can Help Your Child
                                Guest Speaker:

February  15         Special Topic:  RDSPs and Financial/Estate Planning 
                                Guest Speaker:

March  15              Special Topic: Summer Camps & Activities for Children and Adults 
                                Guest Speaker:

                               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                               
                               Guest Speaker:

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