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BACI Senior’s Spring Tea: The Seniors Committee invites members to join them for a light lunch and dessert followed by special entertainment from some of our talented BACI individuals. For more information contact Bridget: 604-942-0631 or Ilona 778-650-0190.
WHEN: Sunday, May 7, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
WHERE: Still Creek Centre, 2702 Norland Ave, Burnaby

BACI Chinese Parent Support Group:  A family networking group that helps to develop services and support for autistic persons and to raise awareness of autism in the Chinese community.

Please see THE POSTER for more information or contact John Tsang: or 604-928-8289.
WHEN:  Saturday, May 13, 6:30 pm  – 8:30 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, May 15, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
WHERE:   Brentwood Park Plus Daycare, 1455 Delta Avenue, Burnaby

CARF Accreditation Survey: Surveyors from CARF (The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission) will be visiting BACI to complete an External Accreditation Process.  BACI -like every other Community Living organization in BC – is required to go through an external review to make sure the standard of services we provide is in line with international best practices. To learn more or to find out how you can contribute your ideas and feed back see THE POSTER.

WHEN: May 15 – 17, 2017

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, please call the Advisors Gerry Juzenas or Gregg Schiller at 604-299-7851 or e-mail:
WHEN:  Monday, May 22, 10:30 am – Noon. 
WHERE:  Boardroom, BACI Still Creek, 2702 Norland Avenue, Burnaby

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, June 5, 6:00pm  – 7:00 pm
WHERE: Family Gathering Place, 7716 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby

KUDOZ:   Kudoz is a catalogue of hundreds of splendid learning experiences for folks with cognitive disability to learn, grow, and develop a better understanding and awareness about themselves. Find out more about KUDOZ, a BACI hosted and sponsored initiative, at THE WEBSITE and view upcoming events at THE FACEBOOK page.

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: 



Hello – By Theatre Terrific: Come see the latest production by Theatre Terrific, an inclusive innovative theatre company. “Hello” is based on the true story of Daniel Miller. Daniel, the son of a famous playwright, was institutionalized at birth and hidden from the world for 40 years. See THE WEBSITE for exact show times and ticket information.
WHEN: May 5 – May 13

English Classes For Parents Of Persons With A Disability: These classes focus on the language skills needed for getting health, education and financial support. THE POSTER contains further information.
WHEN: Saturdays 9:00am – 12 noon. May 6th – June 24th.
WHERE: Burnaby Neighbourhood House, 4460 Beresford St, Burnaby
RSVP: Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (Maliha) 604-298-5888 or

Autism BC Burnaby Community Support Group: Come hear behaviour consultant Crystal Lee-Clark. For more information please contact Stella Hui at 604-434-0880  or
WHEN: Friday, May 12, 10:00 am – 12:00 am
WHERE: Studio #301, 3701 E Hastings St, Burnaby

Special Olympics Youth Sports Day: A free fun filled day for children with intellectual disabilities. Registered and new athletes ages 2 to 12 are welcome. All participants will receive a free T-shirt and refreshments. Please register by Friday, May 5 with Sarah Wall 604-802-4226 or  See THE POSTER for more information.
WHEN: Saturday, May 13, 1p.m. – 4p.m.
WHERE: St. Thomas More Collegiate, 7450 12th Ave, Burnaby

PosAbilites Family Support Network Meeting: Guest Speaker Shannan Singh will explore what mindfulness is, how it can be helpful for you and techniques for self care. See THE WEBSITE for more information.
WHEN: Thursday, May 25, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
WHERE: PosAbilities Head Office, 240 – 4664 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby

Epilepsy Education Day: This event offers four engaging presentations by experts in the field, lunch and a visit to Van Dusen Gardens for only $5. For more information and the register go to THE WEBSITE.
WHEN: Saturday, May 27, 8:45 am – 1:00 pm
WHERE: Van Dusen Gardens, Floral Hall, 5251 Oak St, Vancouver

Inspired By Love: Inclusion BC’s annual general meeting and conference is four days of inspiration and education on intellectual disability and inclusion. Inclusion BC is a province wide community living organization working toward full citizenship for all. Check out THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE for information on speakers, sessions and activities.
WHEN: June 14 – June 17
WHERE: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond


Links of interest for Burnaby Families:



Camp Spectacular: Burnaby Parks and Rec and BACI join to offer a summer day camp for children and youth with developmental disabilities. There will be swimming, cooking and day trips. See THE LEISURE GUIDE for more information.

ASD Research Initiative: The provincial government has announced funding for a pilot program to provide coaching for parents of children at risk of autism spectrum disorder. The program will be studied to see if this type of early intervention improves long term outcomes. The approach has particular promise for children in under served areas of the province. READ MORE or listen to a CBC interview with researcher Pat Miranda (interview link is at bottom of the page.)

Burnaby Parks and Recreation Spring 2017/Summer 2017 Programs: Access the Adapted Programs brochure from the Burnaby Park and Rec Website.


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 for May 4, 2017