Autism Resources

Navigating autism funding processes and raising a child with autism are not easy. Here are some resources to support you.

 

Also: Download our funding guide, an easy to navigate and extensive collection of funding opportunities: 

 

 

Autism guides, games, and toolkits

Advocacy Tools for Parents of Autistic Children

A toolkit to help parents develop advocacy and negotiation skills to support their children with autism

Asperger Syndrome Guide

Tools to assist families in the first 100 days after an Asperger syndrome or high functioning autism diagnosis

Autism Family Support Toolkit

A guide to support parents with their own self-care while raising an autistic child

Autism Games

Online games designed specifically for young people with autism

Challenging Behaviours Guide

A guide to help parents effectively manage challenging behaviours of their autistic children

Employment for Teens and Adults with Autism in BC

Advice to help BC teens and adults find employment

Hire Autism

Resources, tips, stories, and a lot more about employment and autism

Improving Sleep in Autistic Children: A Short Guide

A short guide with advice for parents on how to improve the sleep of their autistic children

Parent's Handbook to BC's Autism Programs

A detailed handbook with information about autism programs and funding in BC

Preparing for the Transition from School to Work

Advice on how to help persons with autism transfer from the school to the work environment

Preschool Inclusion

A guide to help preschool educators effectively integrate students with autism into classrooms activities

Safety and Autism Guide

Guidance to help keep autistic persons safe across the lifespan

Searching for a Missing Person with Autism

Tips to aid search efforts for missing persons with autism

Teacher's Guide to Autistic Students

Information to help effectively teach autistic students and integrate them in the general school community

Technology and Autism

Resources on assistive technology for autism and how it can be used most effectively

The BC Education System: An Introduction for Parents of Students with ASD

An overview of enrolling in school, inclusion, The School Act, and different educational settings

Tips for Travelling with Autistic Children

A helpful guide giving with tips to help make trips with autistic children the best they can

 

Autism support in BC

Autism Community Training

An extensive collection of autism resources and training materials

Autism BC

A parent-based and directed society that has been working to provide information and support to individuals and families affected by autism

Autism Information Support Network

A provincial information centre for autism and related disorders, providing information, support and training to families, service providers, and community professionals across BC

Autism Program Bursaries

The Pacific Autism Family Centre provides funding to assist families with the cost of programming

 

Autism Support Network of BC

An organization of families and professionals educating and supporting families about Applied Behavior Analysis and its application as a treatment for autism. The Autism Support Network seeks to strengthen our community across British Columbia by building local networks so families can connect with other families in their own neighborhoods.

BC Autism Assessment Network

Provides diagnostic assessments for those with suspected autism spectrum disorder and accepts referrals from all physicians

BC Autism Funding

Information on autism funding in BC, from assessment to applying to spending

Camp Silver Lake Autism Spectrum Camp

Located in Peachland, Silver Lake Camp offers outdoor education and activities such as canoeing, hiking, swimming, low ropes, logger sports, archery, field sports, fishing, nature walks, and games

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy Directory

Find an occupational therapist in your area

Canucks Autism Network

Dedicated to providing programs to individuals with autism and their families, while promoting acceptance and inclusion through community engagement and training initiatives across BC

CBI Consultants 

A group of professionals with diverse backgrounds committed to current, evidence based practices in inclusion, person centered planning, family-centered practice, collaborative teaming and positive behaviour support. CBI offers customized employment programs, autism services, behavioural therapy, and more.

Children and Family Resources

Our directory features an extensive list of additional resources relevant to families of autistic children

Eureka Camp​

Eureka's camp is a community whose purpose is to provide a supportive and nurturing environment for youth campers with invisible disabilities. The camp’s activities promote positive interaction to encourage self-respect, self-esteem, and self-confidence.

F.E.A.T. of BC

A volunteer organization of parents and concerned professionals working for universal access to effective autism treatment for all children diagnosed with autism and other pervasive developmental disorders

National Autism Resources

A global leader in providing cost effective, research based therapeutic tools that meet the needs of people on the autism spectrum across their lifespan

Pacific Family Autism Network

A network of supports for individuals with autism and their families across the province. The PAFN’s core purpose is to be a knowledge centre: Bringing together state of the art resources for research, information, learning, assessment, treatment and support; and building capacity to address the lifespan needs of individuals with ASD and related disorders.

PALS Autism School

The only specialized bricks and mortar elementary and secondary school in British Columbia for children and adolescents with autism, accompanied by a before and after school care program, as well as a CLBC-approved program for adults with autism to further develop life skills.

SOAR Inclusive Preschool

At SOAR, children on the Autism spectrum learn alongside typically developing classmates. Children who have no diagnosis benefit from the school’s individualized curriculum while they build social awareness and learn to accommodate different types of friends

Spectrum Works Consulting

A boutique consulting firm with highly trained teams of experts who support individuals on the Autism Spectrum Disorder with employment issues. They also provide training for employers.

Square Peg Society

Supporting adults on the autism spectrum with information and workshops covering a range of topics, such as mental health, social skills, and even love!

 

Tiny Talkers Autism Services

Focuses on increasing each child's repertoire of functional, age-appropriate skills, while reducing interfering behaviors. Challenging behaviors are managed by implementing systematic procedures to reduce/eliminate their occurrence.

Victoria Society for Children with Autism

Serves, encourages, educates, supports, and inspires families in Greater Victoria who are living with autistic children

Waiting for Assessment Workshop

A workshop that covers the essential information that families need to know during the start of their autism journey.

Worktopia

A national employment network with a shared goal to change the odds of employment success for people with autism

Forms

Autism Funding Forms

A list of important forms for the autism funding process in BC

BC Autism Funding Page