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Funders and Service Referrals

Ministry of Children and Family Development
www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/autism/

Ministry of Children and Family Development – A Parent’s Handbook – Your Guide to Autism Programs
www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/autism/pdf/autism_handbook_web.pdf

ACT – Autism Community Training
www.actcommunity.net/
An information and referral service that supports individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families across British Columbia.  Calls from community professionals are welcome.

BC211
www.bc211.ca
Dial this number – it’s free and can provide access to over 5,600 community, social and government services throughout the Lower Mainland.

BC Centre for Ability
www.centreforability.bc.ca/

Inclusion BC
www.inclusionbc.org/

National Autism Center – National Standards Project 
www.nationalautismcenter.org/about/national.php
The National Standards Project has produced a set of standards for effective, research-validated education and behavioral intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders.

The Giving in Action Society (funder)
www.givinginaction.ca

Variety Club of BC (funder)
www.variety.bc.ca/howwehelp.htm


Services for Adults

BC Centre for Ability
www.centreforability.bc.ca/

BC Coalition of People with Disabilities
www.bccpd.bc.ca/

Employment Assistive Technology Initiative
www.bcpsn.org/

Inclusion BC
www.inclusionbc.org


Educational Resources

BC Ministry of Education: Special Needs resources
www.bced.gov.bc.ca/specialed/

STEPS Forward Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Society
www.steps-forward.org/

Student Education Technology – BC (SET-BC)
www.setbc.org/pictureset/
Free visual support materials available for download in Portable Document Format (PDF) or Boardmaker (TM).


Employment

Ministry of Housing and Social Development
Employment information for persons with disabilities
www.eia.gov.bc.ca/pwd.htm

posAbilities Employment Service – “fee for service”
www.pesworks.ca


Family Support Resources

ACT (Autism Community Training) – Learning Community
www.actcommunity.ca/education/learning-community/

ACT (Autism Community Training) – Information Database
www.actcommunity.net/component/actsearch/?controller=compsearch

Autism Society of BC
www.autismbc.ca

Family Support Institute
www.familysupportbc.com

Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children – Family Services (BC Children’s Hospital) www.bcchildrens.ca/Services/default.htm#family


Financial Planning

Canada Revenue Agency -Tax and Disabilities issues
www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/sgmnts/dsblts/menu-eng.html

PLAN (Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network)
www.plan.ca


Immigrant Services

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. (United Chinese Community Enrichment Services Society)
www.successbc.ca/eng/


Sports/Recreation

Blazin’ Soccer Dogs
www.soccerdogs.ca

Canucks Autism Network (CAN)
http://www.canucksautism.ca/

Challenger Baseball
www.challengerbaseball.com/about.html

BC Easter Seals Camping Program
www.eastersealscamps.ca/

Developmentally Challenged Youth Basketball Association
www.dcyba.org/index.php

Special Olympics
www.specialolympics.bc.ca/