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The 2nd Annual Greater Victoria

Autism Resource Fair


After the success of our inaugural first year The Victoria Society for Children with Autism and Apples to Oranges Dietary Coaching for Kids with Special Needs is very excited to announce the 2nd Annual Autism Resource Fair!  Be sure to mark it on your calendar!

Date: Saturday May 5th

Time: 10am-3:30pm

Location: University of Victoria – Student Union Building
Michele Pujol Room and Upper Lounge

What’s New This Year!

* Large, open, airy exhibit room
* Separate room for speakers’ presentations
* Big, activity filled children’s area
* Parent’s Pampering Corner with free massages and more!
* New exhibitors
* New speakers

And entrance is free again this year!

The Greater Victoria Autism Resource Fair is a wonderful opportunity to connect with local service providers and businesses with autism related products.
It’s also a great chance to reconnect with old friends and meet some new ones.

We’d like to welcome back exhibitors who participated last year and also give a warm welcome to our new exhibitors!

Parents’ Pampering Corner

Wildwood Holistic Spa and Lindsay Rose Holistic Health will be offering complimentary massages for parents throughout the day! 

Children’s Play Area

This corner is dedicated to the kids!  Different exhibitors will be hosting activities in the kids corner throughout the day including Power To Be, Sportball, Discovery Toys and Par-T-Perfect face painting.

Speakers Schedule

 10:30am Keynote Speaker – Dr. Marion Blank from Columbia University.  Dr. Blank is an expert in literacy for children with autism and has created a unique program that addresses the needs of children with autism including those who are non-verbal.

11:30am – Laurel Duruisseau, Mosaic Learning Society

12:15pm – Dr. Anke Zimmermann, Naturopathic Doctor and Homeopath

1:00pm – Lori Brienesse-Frank, Apples to Oranges Dietary Coaching for Kids with Special Needs

1:45pm – Gyneth Turner, The Cridge Centre Respitality Program

2:30pm – Lena Jerabek, Beesafe Emergency Solutions


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  1. I’m an autistic adult. Will there be anything at this fair for adults on the spectrum? I see plenty of resources for children, but autistic adults are a sadly neglected part of the autism community.

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  3. Hello Iris,
    I agree, it is difficult to find nearly as much available for adults. The event is geared toward families with children because the event is put on in conjunction with the Victoria Society for Children with Autism. However, there may be some exhibitors there that are of interest to you and I know of one in particular that works with not just children but also with adults.
    I would also recommend calling Community Living Victoria as they may have some programs and services that are of interest to an adult with autism. http://communitylivingvictoria.ca/ I hope that is helpful.

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