Lots of fun and events this month with Victoria Autism.
September 2018 News
I hope everyone enjoyed the your summer! We had some awesome summer events and hoped you were able to make it out! We are planning some fun fall events, just running a little late due to the back to school season. We are also always happy to have volunteer help, so get in touch if you'd like to help with any events.
Family Get Together Event at Flying Squirrel!

Join us on Monday, October 1st from 6:30-8:00pm at Flying Squirrel Trampoline park in Victoria!

Register so we know you're coming.
September 2018
Considering homeschooling?
How would you feel about an individualized learning program for your child, that can change at a moment’s notice?  Might your child experience less stress & anxiety? 
Are you engaged in regular battles with the school or the school division?  Worried about bullying?  Do you notice that your child works better in the morning than the afternoon, or vice versa?
If these questions resonate with you, then perhaps you are ready to explore whether homeschooling is an option...  (continued below)
VSCA Parents Night Out

Meet other parents, relax, eat and de-stress around the pool table or ping pong table.

Sept 27th from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Saanich Commonwealth Place 
Please register here.
Did you know our VSCA Library has equipment & books?
Pick up and Drop off is **By Appointment** 
Book an appointment through:
You can see our books here and equipment here.
or request to reserve and borrow a FREE ipad here.
Consumer Corner ...Continued from above
The first thing to realize is that home schooling isn’t just an educational choice, it’s a lifestyle choice.  Your home is the classroom. So is your backyard, your kitchen, and the park down the street. In fact, the whole city becomes your classroom. 
Sound exciting?
So where do you start?  Research and Network…….
  • Do you have a friend who homeschools their special needs child?  A friend who know a friend?  The more opinions you have, the better equipped you will be.
  • Find the FB groups for homeschooling parents with special needs children. You gain an immediate community of like-minded parents.
  • The web is a great place for information for homeschoolers.
Vicky Parnell ( is a mother and RDI consultant who opted for a form of education called Distributed Learning. Her children have passed through the system now, but she remains very involved with DL:
The most important thing for families of autistic children to know is that if you choose a DL, it can mean access to thousands of dollars of additional funding for autism intervention.  This is because in a bricks-and-mortar public school, special needs funding is absorbed into the school’s budget to provide resource teachers, SEAs, and other specialized staff, and to buy materials for special needs students. Many DLs, however, pass along the responsibility of providing additional support to the student with autism to the individual families; 

Good Luck!
Helpful links to get started..
Governement Listing of Independent Distributed Learning Programs
Greater Victoria Homeschool Information (BC Learn at Home Options)
Special Needs Homeschool Facebook Group

Andrew Koster is the owner of Perfect Day Special Needs Store where you can find products that can help ease your child's transition back to school.

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