Children and Family

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Children & Family

ABLE Developmental Clinic

The ABLE Developmental Clinic provides assessment, treatment and consultation for young persons experiencing difficulties with Attention, Behaviour, Learning and Emotion. ABLE is a leader in providing services for children and youth with developmental disabilities.

Aboriginal Child Development Programs

Culturally sensitive services for children up to 12 (13-19 in certain cases) who require extra support with physical, cognitive, or social and emotional development

Aboriginal Infant Development Programs

Aboriginal infant development programs in BC offer support to families of infants who are at risk for or have been diagnosed with developmental delays. Programs are voluntary, family centered, and primarily focused on children ages 0-3 (in some communities 0 – 6).

Asante Centre

Provides related to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and other complex developmental needs

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 Society of BC and Yukon

The Autism Society provides information and support to individuals and families affected by autism

Autism Support Network

The Autism Support Network provides resources to families of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, including information, education and support

BC Aboriginal Child Care Society 

Helps Indigenous communities develop high quality, culturally grounded, spiritually enriching, community child care services that are based in the child’s culture, language and history

 

BC Association for Child Development Intervention

A network for child development services, advocating for inclusive child development and therapy services, while providing a forum for communication, information sharing, and problem solving

BC Children's Hospital Resource Centre 

A collection of books, videos, journals, board games, curricula and various educational props and materials designed for children with disabilities

 

BC Disability Kids Activities

Colouring pages, games, and a list of fun and educational resources to keep kids entertained

Blind Beginnings

Blind Beginnings inspires children and youth who are blind or partially sighted, providing diverse programs, experiences, counselling and peer support, and opportunities for them to create fulfilling lives

Bulkley Valley Child Development Centre

Provides direct and indirect services, therapy, supports and resources to promote healthy child and family development

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy Directory

Find an occupational therapist in your area

Canadian Childcare Federation

Many childcare resources for parents

CanFASD

Information and resources on Fetal Alchol Spectrum Disorder

Centre for Child Development of the Lower Mainland

Through a range of therapeutic and family services, The Centre helps support children with special needs

Child and Youth Advocacy Centres

Find support near you for children who have suffered or witnessed crime

Child Care Options

Providing child care information, services, and support to families and child care providers in the communities of Delta, Surrey, and White Rock

 

Child Care Victoria

Supporting families, child care providers, and the community in promoting quality child care throughout Greater Victoria

Children’s Hearing & Speech Centre of BC

Teaches children who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen and talk, giving them the skills and confidence they need to achieve their fullest potential

Chilliwack Child & Youth Committee

CCYC provides leadership and advocacy in the delivery of social services to children, youth, and their families. Their mission is to work collaboratively, in liaison with clients, in the design, implementation, and evaluation of the continuum of services which enhance the well-being of young persons and their families.

Clements Centre Society

CCS's Sundrop Centre for Child Development helps children and youth with developmental need reach their full potential through therapy, after school programs, and childcare resources and referrals

Coalition of Childcare Advocates of BC

Promotes and supports quality community-based childcare services that benefit children, families and the public and in the best interests of society

 

Comox Valley Child Development Association

Supports infant and child development through therapy, preschool, autism programming, behaviour consultation, community integration, referral, and more

Deaf Children's Society of BC

Provides programs and services that offer expertise and guidance, as families with deaf and hard of hearing children ages 0-5 navigate through opportunities for speech, language, education, and communication

Down Syndrome Resource Foundation

Empowers individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential through language, life skills, recreation, and family support

Educational Games for Children

Free online educational games for children

Family Caregivers of British Columbia

Dedicated to supporting family caregivers, providing direct support to family members, as well as education for caregivers and health professionals

Family Resource Programs Directory

Family Resource Programs are parent/child interactive centres for families with children 0–6 years. The programs reflect the diversity and special abilities of the community.

Family Services of Greater Vancouver

FSGV helps strengthen families through counselling, employment and family services, education, and advocacy

Family Support Institute

Supports families through workshops, training, and advocacy

Fort St. John Child Development Centre

Offers a wide range of services in early intervention programs and support to children with special needs, including a hydro-therapy pool, Snoozelen room, 2 preschools, as well as several therapy rooms for speech, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy

 

Fraser Valley Child Development Centre

Provides opportunities and services which enhance the quality of life for children with developmental needs

Fraser Valley Down Syndrome Society

FVDSS is a parent-run support society for families of persons with Down syndrome living in the communities from Langley to Hope

Greater Victoria Down Syndrome Society

GVDSS is a parent-run support society for families of persons with Down syndrome living in Greater Victoria. Check out their Facebook page for even more info.

Kids Brain Health Network

Kids Brain works to understand the causes of conditions including autism, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and cerebral palsy

Kiwanis Hilton Children's Centre

Provides services-such as literacy programs, daycare, preschool, and after school care--which support the development of children and build stronger families and communities

Kootenay Family Place

Serving the needs of children, youth, and families throughout the West Kootenay Boundary region

Learning Disabilities Association of BC

LDABC's goal is to advance the education, employment, social development, legal rights and general well being of people with learning disabilities in BC

Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society

Helping individuals with Down syndrome develop their potential through educational workshops and therapy, community support, and resources

Ministry of Children and Family Development

MCFD's primary focus is to support all children and youth in BC to live in safe, healthy and nurturing families and be strongly connected to their communities and culture

Nanaimo Child Development Centre

Promoting optimum child development by serving children with developmental needs and their families

Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization 

NUKO supports children and youth who face neurological disabilities academically, recreationally, socially, and behaviourally

NONA Child Development Centre

NONA strengthens the abilities of children with special needs to create enhanced opportunities for them to participate in their communities

Pacific Autism Family Network

PAFM provides support at locations throughout BC for autistic persons and their families

Play 2 Learn 4 Life

Provides a range of services for children with disabilities, including occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, behavioural consultation, and therapy assistance.

 

Prince George Child Development Centre

Assists children of all abilities from Prince George and surrounding communities to develop to their highest potential through family-centered, child focused rehabilitation, early childhood education, and support services

Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health

Supports the health of children with disabilities through clinics, therapy, early intervention, mental health, crisis services, and prosthetics

Reach Child and Youth Development Society

Reach helps children with special needs reach their full potential. They provide timely, accessible, and supportive community programs and services for the Delta, Surrey, and Langley areas.

 

Real Talk 

A sexual health initiative aimed at people with cognitive disabilities and their supporters. Holds educational/social events where people can have open, honest conversations about dating, love, relationships, and sex.

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities BC/Yukon

Ronald McDonald House provides residence to families of children whose health needs take them far from their local area, and keeping families together in a home away from home

Sunshine Coast Child Development and Youth Programs

Programs in prevention, intervention, and support for youth and children with a developmental delay or diagnosed disability

Support Worker Central

Find a support worker for you or your family member

Theranet Therapy Services

Offers online services for speech and language therapy, occupational and physical therapy, and autism support

 

UP Early Intervention Clinic

UP provides individual and group-based Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) interventions for children 0-5 years old with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental delays

Vancouver Society of Children's Centre

Licensed quality child care for children 3 months to school age; full-day and part-day programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-agers, and children with special needs

Victoria Society for Children with Autism

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

Westcoast Childcare Resource Centre

WCCRC provides parents and guardians with tools and resources to help find quality child care in Vancouver

Western Society for Children

WSC works to create inclusive communities for families and children with disabilities by helping them reach their full potential

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