BACI Chinese Parent Support Group:  A family networking group that helps to develop services and support for autistic persons. Please see THE POSTER for more information or contact John Tsang: or 604-928-8289.
WHEN:  Saturday, November 4th, 6:30 pm  – 8:30 pm.
WHERE:  Family Gathering Place, 7716 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby

Senior Committee Fall Luncheon: Hosted by the BACI Seniors Committee and the Outreach Department, for all our seniors, their sons and daughters, friends and supporters. A warm lunch will be served along with coffee, tea, juice and dessert. THE INVITATION has all the details.
WHEN:  Sunday, November 5, 1:00 pm  – 3:00 pm.  Don’t forget to turn your clock back one hour the night before!
WHERE: BACI Still Creek Centre, 2702 Norland Avenue, Burnaby 
RSVP: or call: Bridget: 604-942-0631 or Ilona: 604-299-7872

BACI Children’s Music Appreciation South Burnaby– Music on Mondays: Family fun for young children with action songs and a music sing-a-long for families lead by a registered music therapist.  Please see THE POSTER for more information or contact Susan Kwan: or 604-720-0028.
WHEN: Monday, November 6th, 6:00pm  – 7:00 pm
WHERE: Family Gathering Place, 7716 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby

BACI Children’s Music Appreciation North Burnaby – Music on Mondays: Family fun for young children with action songs and a music sing-a-long for families lead by a registered music therapist. Please see
THE POSTER for more information or contact Susan Kwan: or 604-720-0028.
WHEN:  Monday, November 20th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
WHERE:   Brentwood Park Plus Daycare, 1455 Delta Avenue, Burnaby

Bonsor Winter Party: A highlight of the holiday season, BACI families and friends gather for a turkey dinner and dancing. Tickets go on sale Monday, November 6th at Still Creek Reception, 2702 Norland Ave, Burnaby. Note that until November 17th sales are limited to individuals served by BACI and their guests.
Please see THE POSTER for more information.
When: Friday, November 24th, doors open at 6:15pm.
Where:Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby

BACI Self-Advocate Group:  The group has finished their anti-bullying guide and is planning a launch event.  Please see THE FLYER for more information about the group.  If you have any questions, call the Advisors Gerry Juzenas or Gregg Schiller at 604-299-7851 or e-mail:
WHEN:  Monday, November 27th, 10:30 am – Noon.
WHERE:  Boardroom, BACI Still Creek, 2702 Norland Avenue, Burnaby

Kudos:  Looking for some new adventures this fall?…..Kudoz  is a new way for adults with an intellectual disability to learn, experience, connect and grow.  Kudos is a FREE program and, at the moment, has NO WAIT LIST. Check out some of the 158 different experiences at THE WEBSITE. Kudos is a BACI hosted initiative.

Don’t forget that the BACI Family EVENTS CALENDAR  is updated frequently and that all current and past E-newsletters are archived at our BLOGSITE


Events of interest for Burnaby Families: 


Autism BC Burnaby Community Support Group: This month the group will have a facilitated discussion about where to get support, how to choose services, how to hire and work with BIs, behaviour consultants and other professionals. Full details are on THE POSTERFor more information please contact Stella Hui  at 604-434-0880  or
WHEN: Friday, November 3rd, 10:00 am – 12:00 am (doors open at 9:45)
WHERE: Studio #301, 3701 E Hastings St, Burnaby

Breath Ahh: Theatre Terrific, an inclusive performance company, presents Breath Ahh, a rhythmically explosive performance, comprised of dance, imagistic gestures, self-expressed soundscape and variations of emotional and physical breath that defines and supports this truth. This show is part of The Heart of the City Festival
WHEN: Friday  November 3rd,  6:00 pm – 7:00 pm and Saturday November 4th, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
WHERE: KW Studios, 111 W Hastings St, Vancouver

Can You See Us Vancouver: This art show, presented by Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture, features 10 artists who use wheelchairs. This authentic representation of the disability experience is showing November 6th – December 1st. For more information  see THE POSTER.
WHEN: Nov 6 – Dec 1, Opening Reception: Thursday, November 9th 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WHERE: Pendulum Gallery, 885 W Georgia St, Vancouver

ADHD Education Day For Parents: The Provincial Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Clinic is offering a free education day with information on how ADHD is diagnosed, evidence based treatment, parenting and school success. The program is open to parents and caregivers of children and teens with ADHD. See THE LINK for important details
WHEN: Wednesday, November 8th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
WHERE: Chan Auditorium at BC Children’s Hospital, 950 West 28th Ave, Vancouver

Create A Centre Piece: Pottery Works , a collective of artists with disabilities, invites you to a 6 week course, co-sponsored by Queens Park Florists. You will create a vase and fill it with a floral arrangement. For more information call 604-553-7332
WHEN: Monday Evenings, November 13th – Dec 18th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WHERE: Pottery Works Studio, 612 Victoria St, New Westminster, BC


Links of interest for Burnaby Families:


Aware Share Care: Aware Share Care is a new website, developed by Community Living BC, to promote awareness and provide information, resources, and tools to support the best possible health care for adults aging with developmental disabilities.

Survey on Restraint and Seclusion in BC Schools: In 2013, Inclusion BC and the Family Support Institute became aware that children were being subjected to restraint and seclusion in school. The Ministry of Education was urged to take action to require documentation and reporting of all incidents. InclusionBC is asking parents/guardians to complete this 10 – 15-minute survey reviewing current practices. Responses will remain completely anonymous and will drive Inclusion BC’s ongoing advocacy to eliminate such practices while improving supports within our schools.

New Report on HandyDART services: The union representing HandyDART driver commissioned Eric Doherty of Ecopath Planning to  write  Metro Vancouver’s Aging Population and the Need for Quality HandyDART Service. The VANCOUVER SUN covered the release. The report is available HERE as a pdf.

Future Planning Tool: Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network introduces an online planning tool to guide you through the steps of planning for a good life, including financial security, personal network building, estate planning, housing choices and supported decision-making. To learn more and to access the future planning tool go to

The City of Burnaby Transportation Plan:  The City of Burnaby is updating its Transportation Plan. The first phase of making the new plan is setting the Vision, Themes and Goals. People who live, work or recreate in Burnaby are being encouraged to fill in the on-line QUESTIONNAIRE or participate in IN PERSON SESSIONS. This is an opportunity to ensure accessibility and inclusion are foundations of City of Burnaby development.

Burnaby Parks and Recreation Adapted Programs: While people with disabilities are encouraged to join any Burnaby Parks and Rec  program that appeals to them, a number of adapted programs are available. See THE WEBSITE or view THE ACCESS BROCHURE.

Burnaby Parent Support Resources & Groups:  BACI Family Support has put together a listing of organizations that support families who live in the Burnaby region with on-going in-person support or on-line support.  You can find this list at the Family Support & Advocacy site WEBSITE with a short explanation of the type of support available.

BACI Family Information and Support contacts
Rachel Goddyn:  (Cell) 778.386.4046  – Workshops & Newsletter
John Tsang: (Cell) 604.928.8289 – Chinese Parent Support Group
Susan Kwan:  (Cell) 604.720.0028 – Music on Mondays

BACI Family Information and Support
Family Gathering Place
7716 Royal Oak Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5J 4K4
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BACI News and Events November 2nd, 2017