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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
Tools to assist families in the first 100 days after an Asperger syndrome or high functioning autism diagnosis
A guide to support parents with their own self-care while raising an autistic child
Online games designed specifically for young people with autism
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
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
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
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
An extensive collection of autism resources and training materials
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
The Pacific Autism Family Centre provides funding to assist families with the cost of programming
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.
Provides diagnostic assessments for those with suspected autism spectrum disorder and accepts referrals from all physicians
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
Dedicated to providing programs to individuals with autism and their families, while promoting acceptance and inclusion through community engagement and training initiatives across BC
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.
Our directory features an extensive list of additional resources relevant to families of autistic children
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
A global leader in providing cost effective, research based therapeutic tools that meet the needs of people on the autism spectrum across their lifespan
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.
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.
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
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.
Supporting adults on the autism spectrum with information and workshops covering a range of topics, such as mental health, social skills, and even love!
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.
A national employment network with a shared goal to change the odds of employment success for people with autism
A list of important forms for the autism funding process in BC
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