Resources


Online Resources

Autism Society of British Columbia
www.autismbc.ca

Promotes understanding, acceptance and full community inclusion for people with autism in British Columbia, while providing support for the realization of the rights and informed choices of individuals with autism and their families.

Autism Community Training (ACT)
www.actcommunity.net

ACT is a registered not-for-profit society providing province-wide information, referral services and support to families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

B.C. Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
www.bcaslpa.ca

The BCASLPA represents the interest of the professions of Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology and to promote the highest quality of service for the communicatively impaired in British Columbia.

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

The Ministry of Children and Family Development’s Website provides a list of programs and services provided for children with special needs, including autism.

Ministry of Education
www.gov.bc.ca/bced

The Ministry of Education Website provides information about children with special needs in the school system.

Victoria Society for Children with Autism (VSCA)
www.victoriaautism.com

Local agency with an extensive resource and lending library.


Offline Resources

Parents of Children with Autism (POCA)

Contact: Bev Kissinger of Victoria Assoc. for Community Living 250-477-7231
Victoria-based parent support group for families of children with autism sponsored by the Victoria Society for Children with Autism and the Victoria Association for Community Living.

Vancouver Island Society of Autistic Homes

Contact: Executive Director, Darryl Gorrie 250-475-2566
This society provides three group homes for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Victoria, as well as providing support and advocacy.